Sands for Singapore 2016 Charity Festival at Marina Bay SandsSands for Singapore 2016 Charity Festival at Marina Bay Sands


29 July to 31 July 2016

From 29 to 31 July, generous contribution and participation from the public helped Marina Bay Sands to give back at our 4th annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, with more than S$3.5 million raised in support of 80 local charities

First launched four years ago, the annual festival – a key signature event under Marina Bay Sands’ corporate social responsibility programme Sands for Singapore – aims to raise funds and awareness for local charities, and is among a myriad of ways that the integrated resort gives back to the local community.

Each year, the festival features fun-filled activities that take place at the iconic attractions across Marina Bay Sands. These activities not only engage the public, but also motivate and inspire the more than 9,500-team members to volunteer their time for charitable causes. The festival also provides a platform to raise the profile of the designated local charities under the Sands for Singapore programme, and encourages new and additional funding from a variety of stakeholders, including guests and partners of Marina Bay Sands.

In the 2016 edition, the festival saw members of the public and volunteers taking part in 22 activities that all gave back to the local community. 

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Play It Forward

30 July 2016, Event Plaza

Up from 25 participating teams and 15 charities last year, the second edition of Play It Forward returned on a bigger scale with more teams and charities on board. Each team represented a local charity of choice and competed in a gelato-eating contest, a table setting challenge and other creative games across different locations at Marina Bay Sands. 

Scoops of Hope

15 to 31 July 2016, The Shoppes, Canal Level, B2 (outside Cold Storage)

Award-winnning restaurants including Waku Ghin, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Bread Street Kitchen came up with nine flavours for the Scoops of Hope pop-up gelato booth. In total, 9,778 scoops were sold. All proceeds were donated to the beneficiaries from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk

31 July 2016, Event Plaza

The annual Community Chest Heartstrings Walk was jointly-organised by Marina Bay Sands and Community Chest for the sixth consecutive year. The walk drew more than 7,000 corporate partners, volunteers, beneficiaries, social service organisations and members of the public and raised over S$1.9 million.

Race to the Sky Vertical Marathon

31 July 2016, Hotel Tower 3

In the heart-pounding competitive Race to the Sky Vertical Marathon, participants had a thrilling adventure racing other teams up all 57 levels of Marina Bay Sands Hotel. All proceeds were donated to Community Chest Singapore.

Family Carnival

31 July 2016, Event Plaza

Packed with games, activities and experiential booths designed for people with and without disabilities to enjoy, the Family Carnival will not only give you a better understanding of the challenges faced by our beneficiaries, but also a fun-filled experience for the whole family.

Free Entertainment

29 to 30 July 2016, Event Plaza

Over at the Promenade, the Event Plaza came alive with free movies and live band performances on 29 and 30 July. Families and friends came down to catch the screenings of Jurassic World and Fast and Furious 7 and dance along to the performances by local bands VOX, Shirlyn & The UnXpected and Jive Talkin’.