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Four charities share £10,000 support from SAMW

Four charities shared gift support totalling £10,000 from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) this year, drawing on funds raised during a charity auction at the Association’s annual conference and dinner, held in Glasgow.

“We’re delighted to have been able to support four such worthy charities this year, thanks to the generous contributions made by our members and annual dinner guests,” said SAMW president, Andy McGowan. “This year’s charities were all endorsed by our executive committee, recognising some important links between the four charities we selected and individual members and our sponsors who have been supported by them in the past few years.

Left to right – Derek Malone; Dr Caroline Traa, Pans Panda UK; Billy Stewart, SAMW Vice President; Margo Wills, RSABI, & Raymond Adam, British Heart Foundation Scotland.

This year’s charities were:

British Heart Foundation Scotland (£4000)

This presentation was particularly special and poignant for all association members, being made in memory of Mike Malone, one of the founding fathers of our association and a long-standing member of our executive board. It was also deeply appreciated that Mike’s son Derek was able to take part in the presentation on behalf of the Malone family.



PANS PANDAS UK was established by a dedicated and determined group of parents with children who are affected by PANS or PANDAS. These are a set of conditions which result in inflammation of the brain, causing a variety of neuro-psychiatric conditions such as OCD, tics and eating disorders.


RASBI (£2000)

The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RASBI), founded in 1897, provides financial and practical support and friendship to individuals and their families across a range of occupations with the common theme of working on the land in Scotland.


St Giles Hospice (£2000)

St Giles Hospice, founded in 1983, supports people whose illnesses may not be curable, such as cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, MS and respiratory disease. The charity also offers support for families and helpers.