24 to 26 August 2018

On 24 to 26 August, join Marina Bay Sands as we help a variety of Singaporean charities to raise funds through fun and exciting family-friendly activities. Whether young or old, members of the public will be inspired to do good for those in need at our 6th annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival.

The Sands for Singapore Charity Festival is a multi-day event that aims to raise public awareness of our partner charities, and raise funds for them through a series of meaningful events that utilise every facet of the integrated resort – from the retail mall and restaurants, to the convention centre and museum. Since 2013, Marina Bay Sands has raised nearly S$20 million in total for local charities.

Revel in the festive atmosphere and learn more about local charities in a fun and celebratory way as we extend our help to the community and inspire others to give back.

Here is how you can help make an impact!  

What's On
  • Festival at Event Plaza
  • Play It Forward
  • MBS Gives Back
  • Charity Dinners
  • Community Chest Heartstrings Walk
Festival at Event Plaza
Sundown Picnic Sands for Singapore 2018
53A Sands for Singapore 2018

24 to 26 August 2018, Event Plaza

Make a stop at the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival’s bustling Festival at Event Plaza – a vibrant space to dine, unwind and support a range of meaningful causes. Marina Bay Sands’ celebrity chef and signature restaurants will once again serve up their award-winning menu items in the name of charity – but this time with the help of beneficiaries from local social enterprise Dignity Kitchen, a hawker training school for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Food and drinks from award-winning restaurants: db Bistro & Oyster Bar, LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, The Bird Southern Table and Bar, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar 

Adding to the vibe is live music by solo musicians and local bands Supersonic, 53A and the HubbaBubbas, who will perform every evening during the Festival weekend. You can also participate in a variety of fringe activities that range from art jamming to drone fishing, and have fun while raising funds for local charities.

All proceeds from food and beverage sales at the Festival at Event Plaza will be donated to Community Chest.

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Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior
Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior

26 August 2018, Event Plaza

Form a team of six and sign up for the fourth edition of Marina Bay Sands’ signature charity challenge, Play It Forward, which will take you and your team across the integrated resort to complete exciting and creative challenges.

This year, kids aged 7 to 12 can join in the fun once again by signing up for Play It Forward Junior – a child-friendly version of the adult charity challenge. For both Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior, teams will represent local charities of their choice and play to secure cash prizes for them.  

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Marina Bay Sands Gives Back
Digital Light Canvas - Marina Bay Sands Gives Back

24 to 26 August 2018

Visit Marina Bay Sands’ popular attractions – ArtScience Museum, Sampan rides, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and the new Digital Light Canvas – over the Festival weekend and lend a hand to those in need. Proceeds from the ticket you purchase will be donated local charities.
Charity Dinners
APSN Fundraising Dinner

APSN Charity Dinner: Enabling One Community

24 August 2018, Sands Expo and Convention Centre

The Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is holding its annual charity dinner on 24 August. Themed “Enabling One Community”, the event will be graced by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, as the Guest-of-Honour. At the event, APSN will be sharing exciting plans for the future as they embark on a transformational educational initiative: the APSN Community and College (ACC). This plan aims to be the first of its kind in Singapore, with a continual focus on lifelong education and care for their beneficiaries. Funds generated from the evening’s dinner will lay the foundation from which ACC will commence its journey.

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CPAS Charity Dinner

CPAS Charity Dinner

25 August 2018, Sands Expo and Convention Centre

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) will hold its annual charity dinner on 25 August. With Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean as the Guest-of-Honour, this year’s event will feature a Peranakan-themed night held in honour of children and adults with cerebral palsy. Funds raised will go toward supporting CPAS’ programmes that serve over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy.

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Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2018
And Race to the Sky Vertical Marathon 2018
Community Chest Heartstrings Walk
Race to the Sky Vertical Marathon

25 August 2018

Co-organised by Marina Bay Sands and Community Chest for the eighth year, the annual Community Chest Heartstrings Walk will return to the integrated resort again as part of this year’s Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. In celebration of Community Chest’s 35th anniversary, this year’s Walk will unite thousands of people from all parts of the community to walk as one and commemorate the 35-year journey of empowering lives with care and uniting the community in trust.

Join in a 4-kilometre Fun Walk around Marina Bay, participate in a Family Carnival together with Community Chest’s volunteers and social service users for a fun-filled, meaningful morning.

Those up for a challenge can register for the Race to the Sky Vertical Marathon up 57 floors to Marina Bay Sands’ Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, and win attractive prizes sponsored by Marina Bay Sands while doing their part for the community.

All funds raised will go towards Community Chest.


David Beckham and young artist Leong Sijun
The 2018 Sands for Singapore Charity Festival was officially launched on 23 June by Sands Global Ambassador David Beckham and special needs artist Leong Sijun, during an intimate art jamming session with 15 children and youth beneficiaries from AWWA Family Service Centre and Singapore Fashion Runway.
Sands for Singapore 2018
The art work displayed on this year’s Festival collateral is specially created by Sijun, a 15-year-old artist with Down Syndrome from local social enterprise Singapore Fashion Runway. Sijun was commissioned by Marina Bay Sands to create a special art piece that will feature across the Festival’s branding in its 2018 edition. The art work shows the iconic three towers of Marina Bay Sands surrounded by water, to portray the integrated resort as a ‘big ship’ that carries and supports the community through its corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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