Two members of SAM staff are taking part in a trek of the Rocky Mountains in Canada later this year with the Cancer Fund for Children. In order to raise funds for the Trek the guys got together and organised a fun night out! They recreated the popular television gameshow The Cube in a local dance hall.
The night involved 8 teams of 4 contestants battling against each other to see if they could beat The Cube. The teams took it in turns to try to beat The Cube, with nerves and excitement overcoming some of them. The night got off to a great start with a packed room full of eager supporters for each team!
Managing Director of SAM, Richard Holmes even competed in one round where he had to bounce a ball off 2 podiums into a bucket in the corner of The Cube. Unfortunately our Managing Director could not beat The Cube and had to admit defeat after 3 attempts!
Richard Holmes, Managing Director of SAM said: “It was great to see such a great turnout for a charity event! The guys worked really well as a team to organise the event and managed to raise a massive £3,500 for the Cancer Fund for Children. Well done guys and good luck for your trek!”
Money raised will go towards supporting a range of important Cancer Fund for Children services including Daisy Lodge located nearby in the tranquil and restorative foothills of the Mourne Mountains. Every year, this free short break therapeutic centre welcomes up to 500 families from across the island of Ireland who are affected by childhood cancer, bringing them together at a time when respite is most often needed, away from distressing hospital routines, tests and chemotherapy. Here, families can recuperate and recharge helping them to cope with the challenges of the cancer journey ahead and meet people who find themselves facing similar situations.
Amanda Steele, a fundraiser with Cancer Fund for Children, said: “The fundraising support we receive from the local community never ceases to amaze all of us at Cancer Fund for Children. We see first-hand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis can have on a family and we exist to provide practical, emotional and financial support to these families during this difficult time. The support of local businesses like SAM Mouldings continues to be invaluable to us as we strive to ensure no family faces cancer alone.”