SAMF was founded in 1788 in the Gray’s Inn Coffee House. It was originally called The Society for Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men. There being no medical women at that time.
200 years on, SAMF is still supporting doctors and their families in times of need. And we’ve expanded our areas of help to anticipate changing needs.
Meet Your Team
SAMF is stewarded by our Court of Directors who work closely with people applying for funds to understand their needs and how we can contribute. Find out more about who’s involved.
Never more needed
Hear from our members
Here are some of the people we have helped
‘My husband was killed in a car accident and we had no insurance. With the Society’s help my children were able to go to university and I was able to retrain and return to work’
The Society helped when I was paralysed after a car accident. Their contribution to home adaptations has made life much easier’
‘An addiction to pain medication threatened to destroy my life and family. On the long road to recovery the Society helped me financially to rebuild my life’