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


SAM team up with Marie Curie as new charity partner announced

SAM has announced Marie Curie as its new charity partner for this financial year. After choosing from a list of various different charities, the team voted to partner with Marie Curie commencing March 2023. Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity, offering support on all aspects of terminal illness, death and bereavement. [...]

SAM announces new charity partner for financial year

SAM has announced Cancer Research UK as its new charity partner for this year. At the end of every financial year, each member of the SAM team is asked to choose from a selection of charity organisations to partner with for the following year. Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading independent cancer charity dedicated to [...]

SAM Olympians win gold for the 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 as 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 Challenge [...]

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 [...]