Grants

British Transplant Games MF Donation

The games are a chance for anyone across the country who has had a transplant of any kind , ages from as young as 2 up to sometimes 80+ to take part in various sporting activities from the more sedentary ones like ten pin bowling and darts to track and field events and swimming. The whole ethos of the games is for transplant recipients to show their thanks to their donors and donor families.

The event is open for all abilities and skill levels and in fact the person coming last is always the person who gets the most cheers! Team Portsmouth came back with 7 golds, 3 silvers and a 2 bronzes. It was as always a very inspiring and emotional event and feels like one big extended family. We even became part of the Guinness book of records with having the most transplant recipients in one room (724)!


The team were very grateful for the Mears Foundation for their donation of £250 which went towards new shorts and tracksuit bottoms for our team.

Congratulations on receiving your grant

Congratulations to the below charites/projects on your grant award:-

Mears Care Balmoral place memory room - £1000
Mears South Cambs super kitchen project - £1000
Glos Young carers - £1000
Strongbones Children's Charitable Trust £1000
Happy Kids playscheme £250
The Rainbow Centre for bereaved children £250
Active Teens £250
Haven House Children's Hospice £1000
Kids Cancer charity £1000
Nicodemus £500
Whizz-Kidz £500

GASAG Donation

Nicola Yeates  delivered donated MF cheque to HASAG charity.

"We are a charity dedicated to helping people suffering from asbestos related diseases and their families throughout the South of England, South East, London and Home Counties. Providing a complete source of help and support for anyone with an asbestos -related disease and their loved ones.

Our free services include:
Home Visits
Information about asbestos related diseases
Help and advice on benefits and compensation
Monthly support group coffee mornings
Always dedicated to helping anyone affected from asbestos
We would use the monies received to go towards supporting newly diagnosed patients and their families, this would include benefits advice, ongoing support, signposting and funding our coffee mornings. At our coffee mornings we have nurses and solicitors on hand to offer invaluable advice and support to those who need it."

Thank you for the feedback Lynne Squibb.

 

Norwich City Powerball Football Club

Norwich City Powerchair Football Club (NCPFC) The Football Club for Powered Wheelchair Users!

By providing powered wheelchair users, typically those disabled people with severe physical impairments, the opportunity to play a competitive team sport (typically for the first time), not only does the club serve to enhance social inclusion for that minority group, more importantly it provides the individual concerned with a sense of achievement.

We were approached by Tracey Coleman who runs the club who required help with funding.

Mandi Blake-Tracy (Branch Manager at Mears Care Norwich) met with two of the players for the Norwich City Powerball Football Club one of which we provide care for, and kindly presented the cheque donated by the Mears Foundation.