MBS raises $5.4 million for charity

Marina Bay Sands.

SINGAPORE - Races, gelato flavours created by celebrity chefs and donations were some of the ways Marina Bay Sands (MBS) raised $5.4 million for charity over 10 days.

This was the third charity festival held by the integrated resort and the money raised will support 80 local charities and more than 300,000 Singaporeans, said MBS in a statement.

There were 27 fundraising and community events over the 10 days, including having the takings from July 31 to Aug 2 from attractions - Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum and sampan rides - donated to Community Chest.

Over 1,000 Pioneer Generation beneficiaries and senior volunteers were also treated to the LKY Musical at MasterCard Theatres, and proceeds from the 11,799 scoops of gelato sold went to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

The Heartstrings Walk organised by the integrated resort and Community Chest also raised over $2.01 million this year.

Chief executive officer and president of MBS, Mr George Tanasijevich, said: "The strong support from the public encourages us to continue to create unique experiences and events to raise funds for local beneficiaries."

Last year, the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival raised $3.8 million over a weekend.