Following the success of the Back to Basics donation drive in August and in conjunction with our involvement as engineering project managers on the Singapore Grand Prix, our corporate social responsibility (CSR) team collaborated with children’s charity Club Rainbow and organised a trip to the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Twenty young men and women from Club Rainbow, a charity committed to helping children and youths living with chronic and potentially life-threatening illnesses, joined our CSR representatives on 18 September 2014 for a sneak preview of the much-awaited race weekend.
The evening began with a stroll around the F1 Village in Zone 1, where live music acts and roving street performers performed before catching the excitement at the Pit Lane Walk. Usually accessible only to Paddock Club ticketholders over the race weekend, the Pit Lane Walk is open only to 2,500 members of the public and gives those who would not normally be able to attend the race a chance to experience the thrills of the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Here the youths were taken behind-the-scenes and right up close to the team garages for an exclusive view of the cars and pit crew. They not only caught a glimpse of the preparation works at the pits, they were able to walk along the actual race track as well. Talk about a one of a kind experience!
This initiative is an example of how we can reach out to the community through our projects. Faithful+Gould, through the acquisition of Confluence, is currently on its seventh straight year ensuring the only Formula One night street race goes without a hitch. Sharing our experiences in delivering the world-class event each year and bringing the grand prix excitement to them, our aim was to inspire these young men and women to dream big and believe anything is possible.