Sands China Ltd. sponsoring Macao tour of new medically equipped aircraft
(Macao, Oct. 18, 2016) – A total of around 60 Sands China Care Ambassadors visited the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Sunday and Monday at the Macau International Airport.
During their visit, the Care Ambassadors received a guided tour of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital – the world’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital.
The upgraded aircraft is Orbis’ third generation flying eye hospital. The new state-of-the-art MD-10 was officially launched in June in Los Angeles, and made its maiden medical mission in Shenyang, China in September.
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital has made five tours to the Macao International Airport since 1995. Care Ambassadors last visited the airborne hospital in 2010, and also participated in Orbis’ successful plane pull in 2007.
Sands China Ltd. is one of the sponsors of Orbis’ Third Generation Flying Eye Hospital Tour Macao, which has the objective of raising funds for sight-saving medical missions in mainland China and promoting Orbis’ effort of eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries. The company’s sponsorship includes supporting accommodation, meals, and Hong Kong-Macao ferry transportation for Orbis’ crew during their Macao tour. In addition, Sands China made a cash donation of MOP 50,000 to support Orbis’ efforts for the Macao launch event.
Registered in 2006 as a subsidiary of Orbis International, Orbis Macau is dedicated to raising public awareness of the issue of blindness and calling on the support of the local Macao community.
The Sands China Care Ambassador programme aims to give Sands China staff an opportunity to serve the local community by helping to make Macao a better place to live, while contributing to its development. With over 1,500 volunteers coming together from across all Sands China properties – Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – the Sands China Care Ambassadors have contributed more than 9,500 voluntary hours of community service in over 100 activities since the programme was founded in August 2009.
Through a variety of community activity formats, memorable experiences are created for the volunteers and the beneficiaries, moving the hearts of all involved. Efforts include reaching out to communities through events like friendly competitions and creating arts and crafts with people with intellectual disabilities; acquiring enriching experiences like learning sign language and experiencing a silence workshop; delivering festive joy in visits to live-alone elderly during Chinese New Year; and enjoying happy outings that bring underprivileged families to various exhibitions at The Venetian Macao. Sands China Ltd. considers initiatives like these central to its commitment towards community outreach and service.
Photo caption: Sands China Care Ambassadors tour the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Sunday and Monday at the Macau International Airport. Sands China is one of the sponsors of Orbis’ Third Generation Flying Eye Hospital Tour Macao, which has the objective of raising funds for sight-saving medical missions in mainland China and promoting Orbis’ effort of eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena and The Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming it into Asia’s premier entertainment and business destination. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.
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