Dig into designer ice cream for charity at MBS

Thirty children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.
Thirty children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez (right) and Marina Bay Sands CEO George Tanesijevich (left) serve ice-cream and gelato to 30 children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund to kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.
The Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez (right) and Marina Bay Sands CEO George Tanesijevich (left) serve ice-cream and gelato to 30 children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund to kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Thirty children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.
Thirty children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
From July 31 to Aug 9, the public can savour eight flavours at the Scoops of Hope pop-up gelato station at Marina Bay Sands. All proceeds will go towards The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
From July 31 to Aug 9, the public can savour eight flavours at the Scoops of Hope pop-up gelato station at Marina Bay Sands. All proceeds will go towards The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez (in grey) and Marina Bay Sands CEO George Tanesijevich (in black) serve ice-cream and gelato to 30 children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund to kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.
The Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez (in grey) and Marina Bay Sands CEO George Tanesijevich (in black) serve ice-cream and gelato to 30 children from the ST School Pocket Money Fund to kick-start the Scoops of Hope charity event.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Eight ice cream flavours created by celebrity chefs will go on sale at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort today.

All proceeds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), which helps children from low-income families.

Flavours include Masala Teh Tarik, Dragon Fruit Sorbetto and a special flavour created for The Straits Times - white chocolate with raspberry and blue sprinkles, to reflect the colours of the newspaper.

The flavours were created by celebrity chefs such as Bread Street Kitchen's Gordon Ramsay, who came up with mint chip ice cream, CUT's Wolfgang Puck, who created a gula melaka-flavoured ice cream, and Waku Ghin's Tetsuya Wakuda, who created a coconut with white miso ice cream.

Shoppers can buy a single scoop for $4.50, a double scoop for $8 or a triple scoop for $12. The pop-up gelato station is at Basement 2 of The Shoppes Canal Level, outside Cold Storage, until Aug 9.

The Scoops of Hope initiative is one of more than 25 community outreach activities that MBS is rolling out as part of its Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. The 10-day festival aims to raise funds for over 80 charities, benefiting more than 300,000 underprivileged Singaporeans.

Yesterday, Marina Bay Sands chief executive George Tanasijevich, Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez and MBS executive chef Christopher Christie gave out ice cream to 30 SPMF beneficiaries, to kick-start the festival. A charity race, where 25 teams battle to finish a series of tasks at the IR, will take place on Sunday. The top team will win $50,000 for a local charity of its choice.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2015, with the headline 'Dig into designer ice cream for charity at MBS'. Print Edition | Subscribe