Head down to Marina Bay Sands this coming Friday for their annual giving back to the community event of the year, the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival is back for the 4th year! A variety of fun-filled events will be happening throughout almost everywhere in Marina Bay Sands to raise funds and awareness for over 80 Singapore-based charities till Sunday, 31st of July 2016.
From Hollywood celebrities lending a hand to raise funds to an outdoor fiesta boosting live entertainment, Sands for Singapore Charity Festival looks set to rock Singapore in more ways than one.
“Marina Bay Sands is proud of the growth of our annual Sands for Singapore Charity festival since its inception in 2013. Now in our fourth year, the award winning festival continues to engage the local community through many creative activities held across the different venues at the integrated resort. Building upon the relationship with our designated charities has enabled Marina Bay Sands to positively impact lives and encourages us to do more for those in need. This strong culture of giving back to the local community resonates throughout our 9,500-strong team, and we hope to inspire all to do more for charitable causes. There is strength in numbers and we hope to see the community come together to make a difference this July,” said Mr George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina BaySands.
Members of the public can do their part to help the local charities and make an impact in many fun and exciting ways too! All of the sale proceeds will be donated charity.
1. Scoops of Hope
Get sweeten all over by rewarding yourself some artisanal gelato starting from $5 for a single scoop created by Marina Bay Sands’ celebrity chef restaurants!! Flavours include coconut lime sorbet by db Bistro and Oyster Bar, mint chocolate chip by Bread Street Kitchen, melon gelato by Mozza and Strawberry Cheescake by CUT. The booth is located at Basement 2, South Promenade (next to Armani Exchange), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
2. Marina Bay Sands Gives Back
Want some fun with your family, kids and friends? Exhibitions such as Future World: Where Art Meets Science at ArtScience Museum; soak in the stunning views of Singapore atop the iconic Sands SkyPark Observation Deck; enjoy a sampan ride at The Shoppes; or revive his or her inner child at the Skating Rink awaits for you to visit them.
3. Play It Forward Charity Race (30 July Morning)
For those who has registered, get ready yourselves for the race!! Play It Forward encourages students, families and corporates to form teams of six to race and win S$50,000 cash for their local charity of choice*. Competing teams will be attempting a series of intellectual and creative challenges located across Marina Bay Sands. Ending at the Event Plaza, the race will also be screening live some of live games at different stations for the public, supporters, as well as the charities.
4. Other fundraising Events for Singaporean Charities
Co-organised by Marina Bay Sands and Community Chest for the sixth consecutive year, the 4- kilometre Fun Walk at the Event Plaza is set to end the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival on a high note. Beneficiaries will be accompanied by corporate volunteers during the walk to facilitate meaningful interaction. There will also be a vertical marathon up 57 storeys of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a fun-filled Family Carnival at the Event Plaza with booths designed for persons with and without disabilities to enjoy. All funds raised will go towards Community Chest. Interested participants can register at www.comchest.sg/heartstrings.
From 29 to 31 July, head down to the Event Plaza at the Promenade for free movies, music and entertainment too!
Jurassic World (Fri 29 July, 5.30 – 8pm)
Furious 7 (Sat 30 July, 5.30 – 8pm)
Live Bands Entertainment:
- VOX (Fri 29 July, 8.15 – 10pm)
Singapore’s first pop rock string quartet, VOX bridges the gap between contemporary and classical music.
- Shirlyn & The UnXpected (Fri 29 July, 8.15 – 10pm)
Known for delivering powerful rock hits, Shirlyn & The UnXpected gets you up on your feet to rock with them.
- VOX and Jive Talkin’ (Sat 30 July, 8.15 – 10pm)
A veteran of the music business with more than 23 years of experience, Jive Talkin’ performs songs from classic rock to pop.
Wonder Full (Fri 29, Sat 30 & Sun 31 July 8 – 8.15pm)
Immerse yourself in Wonder Full: an amazing convergence of light, music and sound. Experience a breathtaking 13-minute showpiece of electric lights and laser effects by the waterfront, with the stunning cityscape of Singapore lit up in the backdrop.
Family Carnival (Sun 31 July)
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.