Antrim company SAM Mouldings has made a large donation to a number of charities in lieu of corporate gifts during the festive season.
Shortlisted by the SAM workforce, each recipient was deemed worthy of the donation for the work that they carry out in communities across the UK.
A figure of £648, the largest donation of the 2013 Christmas Charity campaign, was donated to the NI Children’s Hospice. The money was raised through the popular SAM Christmas raffle, held between staff at the end of the working year.
The amount will go a short way in helping the NI Children’s Hospice deliver high quality care and support to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their parents and carers.
Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research, were one of two further charities to receive a £400 donation in lieu of corporate gifts.
The other chosen charity was Autism NI, a parent-led partnership organisation to promote positive collaboration between parents, professionals and individuals with Autism to address the need for appropriate services.
Grace Cahoon, HR and Training Development Manager at SAM, said: “The chosen charities thoroughly deserve these donations in light of their work.
“All SAM staff understand the importance of these organisations and this has been highlighted in the amounts raised.”