Making a Difference in the Community

At SAM, we believe in the power of community. As a local employer, we are dedicated to charitable giving, supporting a large number of charities and organisations from a variety of sectors across the UK and Ireland. Through payroll giving, our employees can opt to contribute to a chosen charity, reinforcing our collective commitment to making a difference.  Over the years, SAM has raised vital funds and supported numerous charities, including:

  • Ballymena Food Bank
  • Pretty ‘n’ Pink
  • Chest Heart and Stroke NI
  • Cancer Research UK
  • NI Children’s Hospice
  • Autism NI
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Marie Curie
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • NI Cancer Fund for Children
  • Action Cancer
  • Randalstown Rugby Club 2nd XV
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Parkinson’s UK

Our Charity Partner for 2024: The Alzheimer’s Society UK

Each year, our team votes to select a charity partner. This year, we are proud to support the Alzheimer’s Society UK, an organisation dedicated to supporting those affected by dementia.

Vital Funds Raised by SAM

The vital funds raised by SAM will go towards supporting these critical services:

  • Research Funding: Advancing research to find a cure for dementia.
  • Support Services: Enhancing helpline and community-based services for individuals and families.
  • Awareness Campaigns: Promoting awareness and understanding of dementia.
Our Commitment to Community
  • Fundraising and Awareness: We actively engage in fundraising events and awareness campaigns to support various causes.
  • Donations and Sponsorships: We provide donations and sponsorships to local charities and community events, reinforcing our commitment to community well-being.
  • Employee Involvement: Through payroll giving, our employees can directly contribute to charities, promoting a culture of giving back.

Recent Highlights

  • Charity KM Challenge: In partnership with our customer JEWSON, so far this year we’ve raised £3,481 for the Alzheimer’s Society through our charity KM challenge, where our teams competed to rack up the most kilometers each week.
  • Marie Curie: Last year, we raised £10,000 to support their work with terminally ill patients.
  • Local Sponsorship: We sponsor local sports teams and community events to foster engagement and community spirit.