Every year SAM actively supports the community through charity fundraising, donations and local sponsorship.

Our charity partner this year is the Mental Health Foundation. Since 1949, the Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what they do, with the aim to address the source of mental health problems to allow communities to thrive and help more people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

For more information on mental health, help, and support resources, click here.

Scroll down or visit our News section for updates on our charity fundraising and community support.

We have recently supported the following charities and organisations:

  • Ballymena Food Bank – food and monetary donations
  • Pretty ‘n’ Pink – bra recycling and monetary donation
  • Chest Heart and Stroke NI – monetary donation
  • Cancer Research UK – Race for Life fundraising
  • NI Children’s Hospice – monetary donation
  • Autism NI – monetary donation
  • Marie Curie – monetary donation and fundraising events
  • Alzheimer’s Society – monetary donation
  • NI Cancer Fund for Children – fundraising events
  • Action Cancer – monetary donation
  • Randalstown Rugby Club 2nd XV – sponsorship
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – fundraising events

LATEST CHARITY AND COMMUNITY NEWS

SAM raises money for the Mental Health Foundation

The SAM team laced up their trainers and pounded the streets to raise money for charity partner, the Mental Health Foundation. With a strong focus on health and wellbeing, Antrim based MDF mouldings manufacturer SAM set a challenge to collectively walk 5,000,000 steps over the month of May to encourage team members to keep active [...]

SAM announces new charity partner

SAM announces its charity partner for the financial year as the Mental Health Foundation. Every year, a small number of charitable organizations are presented to the SAM team who then vote for their preferred charity partner.  The pandemic has created challenges for many over the last year and with restrictions meaning we don’t have the [...]

SAM supports Marie Curie in these difficult times

SAM was delighted to be able to support Marie Curie during these difficult times by providing a donation of £10,000. Sarah Shaw, SAM Finance Director (inset above) phoned to tell them the good news: “When I explained to Heather (Marie Curie fundraiser) why I was ringing, she was that amazed and delighted that she started […]

Easter Raffle and Easter Chicks

SAM’s very first Charity Easter Raffle turned out to be a ‘cracking’ idea.  All money raised from the raffle was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, whilst a handful of SAM employees who had winning tickets enjoyed some tasty treats.  Congratulations to everyone who won, and thank you to everyone for taking part.  Let’s hope that [...]

Miles for Macmillan

We officially launched our charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday 25th May with a 24-hour sponsored walkathon ‘Miles for Macmillan’.  We were over the moon to see over 100 SAM team members take part in the event, which also saw them compete against each other in fun challenges such as the plank, the [...]

Heroic Fundraising Drive

On Wednesday 21st June, four brave men took on the huge task of playing four rounds of golf all in one day (that’s 72 holes and about 300 shots – depending on their skill level obviously!). Craig Buchanan, Gerard Wilson, Stefan Kerr and Tim Patton arrived at Ballymena Golf Course early in the morning to [...]

Team of Dragons

A group of brave SAM team members joined forces with the Cutters Wharf Dragon boats to compete against other local companies in races along the River Lagan on Saturday 2nd September.  Their mission?  To raise as much money as possible for people living with cancer through Macmillan Cancer Support. The sun shone all day and […]

SAM team gets boggin’

Earlier this month, three SAM employees braved the muck and cold at Castlewellan Forest Park to raise money for the Cancer Fund for Children. The event saw competitors covered in mud from head to toe as they powered through what can only be described as 'natures assault course' around the lake at Castlewellan Forest Park.  [...]

SAM 25th Anniversary Celebrations

SAM employees and their families attended a Family Fun Day at the Antrim Forum to celebrate 25 years in business. SAM is a family-run business based on the Greystone Road in Antrim and manufactures high quality MDF mouldings including skirting and architrave, supplying products across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Chief Executive Officer, Sam McCrea, commented, “SAM started from [...]

SAM team climbs Slieve Donard for Cancer Fund for Children

A team of seven SAM employees got together on Sunday 30th August to take part in the Cancer Fund for Children's flagship challenge event to climb the beautiful Slieve Donard mountain, Northern Ireland's highest peak. Carol Carmichael, Gerard Wilson, Jacqui Mullan, Jonathan Geoghegan, Mark Hanley, Michelle Jenkins and Shane Geoghegan laced up their hiking boots [...]

SAM employees ‘in a spin’ for Cancer Fund for Children

Pedal power has helped Antrim based company SAM get off to a flying start and raise an extraordinary £2,500 of its overall £10,000 target for its chosen charity partner – Cancer Fund for Children. Proceeds will go directly to the organisation dedicated to ensuring children, young people and families don’t have to face a cancer [...]