At SAM, we love getting together and taking part in various activities to support our community through fundraising, donations, and local sponsorship.

Every year, there is a vote is held to select our charity partner for that financial year.

Our charity partner this year is Marie Curie. The charity provides hands-on care and emotional support to those living with or caring for others with terminal illnesses.

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

Over the years, we have 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
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • 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
  • Parkinson’s UK

LATEST CHARITY AND COMMUNITY NEWS

SAM Announces New Charity Partnership with Alzheimer’s Society UK

SAM Announces New Charity Partnership with Alzheimer’s Society UK We are proud to announce our nominated partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society UK for the upcoming year. Building on our successful charity work last year, where we raised £10,000 for Marie Curie, we are excited to embark on this new partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society UK, [...]

SAM Celebrates a Year of Giving

SAM's Community Impact: Celebrating a Year of Giving In 2023, SAM partnered with Marie Curie to support their work in providing care and support to those with terminal illnesses and their families. Throughout the year, the SAM team engaged in many activities. This not only strengthened our team spirit, but also made a significant impact [...]

SAM Proudly Sponsors Newpark Olympic FC

SAM proudly announces its sponsorship of local football team, Newpark Olympic FC. This collaboration signifies SAM's unwavering dedication to fostering community spirit. In addition to supporting grassroots sports initiatives within the area. The official presentation took place at SAM's headquarters in Newpark Industrial Estate. Lee Kirkpatrick, the recently appointed manager of Newpark Olympic FC, personally [...]

SAM Partners with Marie Curie

SAM has announced Marie Curie as its new charity partner for this incoming financial year. SAM, the UK’s premier MDF mouldings manufacturer, is delighted to announce its new charity partnership with Marie Curie. This collaboration is a significant step in SAM’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility and also community support. The partnership officially commenced in […]

SAM Employees Get Active to Support New Charity Partner

SAM employees have been fundraising for Cancer Research UK while actively promoting good health and wellbeing. The team voted for Cancer Research UK as their chosen charity for the financial year and have been engaging in various fundraising activities since February. May: National Walking Month and the SAM Step Challenge In May, SAM launched the [...]

SAM Announces New Charity Partner for the Upcoming Financial Year

SAM has announced Cancer Research UK as its new charity partner for this year. Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information won the vote this year for our new charity partner. The team are looking forward to raising money for a cause that undoubtedly [...]

SAM Men Embrace Movember: Ditching Razors to Raise Funds for a Great Cause

Last month, we had members of the team partake in movember fundraising at SAM. Movember occurs every November worldwide and is dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health issues. Participants spend the month of November growing their moustache to raise awareness and also funds for a variety of charities. Some of our male team members […]

SAM Olympians Raise Funds for Mental Health Foundation

(Pictured L-R: Nathan McKee, Gustas Zakarauskas) The SAM team pulled together to compete in a two day ‘SAM Olympics’ across both sites in Antrim and Donington. This was part of the company’s fundraising activities for chosen charity, the Mental Health Foundation. The event consisted of four challenging activities: the Hula Hoop, Keepy Uppies, The Plank [...]

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. This is aimed at encouraging team members [...]

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 charities are presented to the SAM team to 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 same contact [...]

SAM Support 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

[vc_column_textSAM’s very first Charity Easter Raffle turned out to be a ‘cracking’ idea, bringing joy and excitement to the entire team. The initiative was a resounding success. All money raised from the raffle generously donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, a cause close to many of our hearts. The raffle featured an array of delectable treats [...]