SAMS (Scrap Art Material Store)
SAMS, which is based at the Energy Zone, brings together public and private organisations with the aim of encouraging recycling within the local business community. Over many years, SAMS has collected and recycled waste materials destined for landfill, donated from public and private organisations. These clean and non-toxic scrap materials are sorted and put on display so that they can be offered to SAMS members as art and craft material. Members include schools, colleges, nurseries, play groups, pensioners’ groups and other community organisations. SAMS has it all under one roof, creating a unique environment for the community to engage in. With the help of SAMS, CBP places the spotlight firmly on recycling, actively encouraging environmental awareness within the local business community. Companies can reduce their carbon footprint and develop social responsibility, not to mention boosting their profits. SAMS has created a network of companies and members across the region and works tirelessly, creating partnerships with other recycling projects across the whole country. SAMS is located at The Energy Zone, Newfield Drive, Blackburn.
Charities @ Sams - Christmas & Easter Challenges
We run the Christmas Wishes Appeal and Easter Challenge — appeals which ask residents and businesses to help the most vulnerable members of our community. Via the Christmas Wishes Appeal gifts — including chocolate, selection boxes, new toys, toiletries, non perishable food and money — are distributed to charities and organisations that work tirelessly to support vulnerable people in our area. It’s a similar story with the Easter Challenge, though at this time we ask for Easter eggs to be donated. Both are also consistently well-supported. From time to time Charities @ SAMS will pass on large scale donations from SAMS to a specific charity group. For example if we’re given 100s of pairs of curtains we’ll contact a specific group where they can be used directly to help the needy. To find out more: http://www.energy-zone.org.uk/sams.html
We’re on the constant lookout for volunteers, to support the many projects delivered at the Energy Zone. We provide a structured activity and support programme for all our volunteers. We want people to have funwhilst getting involved in a project that suit them.
Promoting Environmental Issues
Green - CBP are passionate about helping the environment. So much so the Energy Zone is a case study in renewable energy technology, It has solar panels to heat our water instead of using electricity and photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight back into electricity, which we can sell back to the national grid.
For more information please visit www.energy-zone.org.uk