Causes Briefs : F1 car built from recycled items in donation drive

The Royal Plaza on Scotts team behind the life-size race car made from recycled materials. The hotel will match dollar for dollar donations placed in the box for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
The Royal Plaza on Scotts team behind the life-size race car made from recycled materials. The hotel will match dollar for dollar donations placed in the box for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.PHOTO: ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS

F1 car built from recycled items in donation drive

In support of the Formula One night race next weekend, hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts is presenting a life-size race car made of recycled materials.

Materials used include fused light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, used coffee capsules, seashells from mussels, scallops and clams, old bottle caps and batteries.

A hand wheel is added to the race car and, by spinning the wheel, electricity is produced through kinetic energy. There will also be a display to explain how much energy is generated through the motion.

Along with the race car, a donation box will be placed to raise funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which supports over 150,000 children and young people from low-income families. The amount collected will be matched dollar for dollar by the hotel.

The race car is on display at the hotel's facade till Sept 17, and the donation box will be there from 7am to 11pm daily.


Concert for awareness

of suicide prevention The songs of Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington - who all committed suicide and were the lead singers of rock bands Nirvana, Audioslave and Linkin Park respectively - will be featured in a concert tomorrow, two days before World Suicide Prevention Day.

Five local bands will perform those songs, as well as their own original tracks, at the concert titled Live To Rise, at 7pm at the restaurant Lepark, on the rooftop of People's Park Complex.

Organisers hope to raise awareness of the dangers of depression and suicide, and celebrate the achievements of the late singers.

All sales proceeds will go to Samaritans of Singapore, a suicide-prevention centre.

Tickets cost $5 each and can be bought at the door or online at www.ticketbox.sg/live-to-rise

Priscilla Goy

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2017, with the headline 'Causes Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe