News - January 2017

Volunteer and make a difference in 2017!

2017 will be the 10th year that our Chairman Bob Holt will be running a volunteering programme in South Africa with his charity The Footprint Foundation.

The programme has supported the Zenzeleni Village Centre, a community based orphanage owned and managed by Lucia (Gogo) and her sister Lindi, which sleeps up to 40 children but in addition feeds up to 400 other children from nearby schools and villages on a daily basis. It also supports The Little Angels Childrens home and Masibambane Community Care and Support organisation.

Volunteers carry out tasks such as painting and decorating, hanging doors and general building maintenance; to mention but a few!

Many of our Trustees as well as staff from Mears Group have taken part in these projects over the years & 100% of the volunteers have said that they would want to return and that they found the experience both memorable and humbling

If you would like to find out more information or volunteer for 2017 click on the following link:-

The countdown is on to the Mears Group Family Fun Day!

Get ready for a great family day out!

Excitement is building for the Mears Group Family Fun Day and families looking for a fun filled day with exciting activities, entertainment galore and a great deal more it's the place to be.

This year the event is taking place at Alton Towers on Saturday 11th March.

There is something for kids of all ages and mums and dads who are big kids at heart! 

Look out for the Mears Foundation marquee ......don't miss the opportunity of joining us and winning a great prize with a spin on our famous tombola.  

Good luck!

Feel good, knowing you're helping the Mears Foundation.

Thanking you in advance for your support as we know it's going to be fabulous day.

Let's get fundraising!

Walk the Walk 2017

Each year volunteers walk with Bob Holt to raise money in support of Mears Foundation and various other charities.

This year the first leg of the walk starts in Scotland, with a 12.5 mile distance from Balerno to Leith, Edinburgh.
Start your training plan now and don your walking boots!
Let your feet do the walking .....Monday 27th March.

Mears Foundation Charity Walk in Scotland 27th March 2017

Put your best foot forward and join walkers in Scotland on Monday 27th March.


Thank you note received from the Salvation Army, Chatham Citadel

Thank you note received from the Salvation Army, Chatham Citadel.

We were happy to assist with the toy parcels and goodies for the children at Christmas.

Keep up the good work!

Update from the Mears Foundation meeting


What a start to the New Year, great things planned in the pipeline.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support, enthusiasm, dedication and passion that make the Mears Foundation charity such a success.


We had a very productive meeting today.


The trustees agreed a number of donations for needy causes.

We will continue to invest in the future of those who need it most.

We are already getting excited about 2017 and the up and coming events.



Southsea Court, Special Sheltered scheme receives sparkling new Christmas tree

Patricia has lived at Southsea Court for the last four years and was happy to admire the lovely new Christmas tree donated by the Mears Foundation.

She shares the views of the other tenants at Southsea Court, the decorations has created a very festive and snowy Christmassy scene for everyone to see on entering the dining room. 

Welcome 2017!

The fundraising never stops, without your help we simply would not be able to provide practical help and support vulnerable people.

We are committed to improve and provide support that changes peoples lives.