Grants - 2018

MF donation to Sunshine & Smiles

We are honoured to award Sunshinea and Smiles £1000 towards running their groups & activities.

Please keep up the great work you are doing in Leeds for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families..

Congratulations on receiving a Foundation grant!

We are pleased to provide funding to the following organizations:-

The Fifth Trust - £1000
Forest of Avon Forest school - £250
Sunshine & Smile - £1000 
Sutton Shopmobility - £250
The Key - £250
Cerebra - £250
Butterflies Children's Charity - £1000 
Vision 21 Cheltenham - £1000

Your dedication and service is appreciated.

 

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.

Congratulations on receiving a Foundation grant!

We are pleased to provide funding to the following organizations:-

Scarboccia Club

The Royal Society for Blind Children 

Kinship Care NI

Signal - Building deaf friendly communities

Specialist Autism Services (formally known as Sacar)

Hope for Tomorrow

Your dedication and service is appreciated.

iPads for Young Bristol !

Paddy Grace (MF trustee) delivered iPads for Young Bristol today.


The Young Bristol team were really grateful for the iPads and will send photos and details of the projects they will be used in as soon as they get going!

Felix Road Adventure Playground

Paddy Grace (MF trustee) presented Mandy Wilson and colleague from the Felix Road Adventure Playground, Bristol with a donation cheque from the Mears Foundation.

Mandy said.’Thank you ever so much for your support, you are like the real Santa Claus!'

The adventure playground allows kids to come and go as they please, with no entry fee. Both kids and adults can learn self-defence at the martial arts classes held at the park.