News - August 2017

Only 4 days to go!

The countdown is well and truly on for the return to the M&D's Theme Park on Saturday 2 September for the Mears Fun day Scotland.

A guaranteed great day out for families and friends. There really is something to do for everyone, with an abundance of exciting activities on offer.

Attendees have a lot to look forward to with the 2017 fun day promising to be bigger and better!

Ah the weather! It is one of our favourite topics of conversation after all. The forecast at the moment is 19°and partly sunny.
Remember you’ll be outside a lot, so make sure you’ve dressed sensibly.

We can’t wait to see you at the Mears Foundation marquee.

See you on Saturday!

For all those gearing up for an exciting bank holiday weekend..

Many people will be heading away to enjoy the final bank holiday of 2017. We know it'll be very busy on the roads, particularly tomorrow and on Monday.

Whatever your plans, there’s no denying it, for some reason us British see a Bank Holiday as a great opportunity to make the most of our day. Whether it’s using your extended weekend to take a relaxing break, visit relatives or turning to DIY.

Here’s to a safe and enjoyable August bank holiday from the MF team!

See The Difference Your Support Can Make....

Making a Difference Together.....

The results from Create's Evaluation Report speak for themselves..... 

Following the generous grant from The Mears Foundation towards Create’s creative: connection project in Essex.

100% participants and 100% school staff rated the project enjoyable and successful overall respectively. Thank you for enabling Create to provide students with and without disabilities in Essex with high quality arts workshops in which they could explore their creativity, break down barriers and build new friendships.

No matter how much money we raise, or how big or small your donation, we are always grateful.

We would like to thank you for helping us make a positive difference. Your support encourages our continued commitment to reaching our goal.

The countdown is on! Have you got your tickets?

The countdown is on to the Mears Funday Scotland.

We return to Scotland's M&D's Theme Park on Saturday 2 September.

We will have exclusive use of rides and attractions in the morning, before the Park opens to the public, along with lots of exciting plans for the Mears Zone.

Registrations for the Funday are now open!

Remember that tickets are free for you and up to three family members.

Register at:-

Strictly for Mears employees only

The Friends 4U Group

Mears Tannochside and West Lothian branches teamed up with assistance from Mears Scotland to provide a safe and secure disabled access garden area for a local Friends 4U group. The teams pulled together to provide the group with:-
A shed
6ft fencing
Security lights
Outside water tap and electrical point

The Friends 4u Group was started by a local group of carers who wanted to bring together adults in the local community with disabilities and learning difficulties to provide a safe environment for all to socialise and take part in activities.
We met with group representatives to discover what they felt they needed to achieve the environment they were looking for. With help from a £250 donation from the Mears Foundation and materials provided by Jewson, Buildbase and Greenside Garden Centre, we were able to fully achieve the outcome they desired.

Thanks to the Mears Foundation donation and the generosity of the local garden centre on the day, they were also able to fill each of the planting beds and provide a variety of flowers and herbs to start the group off with their planting plans.

The Friends 4U Group are now able to use the garden area as intended for wheelchair users to plant and grow flowers and herbs. The Group believe this is a garden that encourages the users to work and achieve goals independently and provides a safe environment for them to socialise.

Isle of Wight challenge


A team of 10 Mears employees are taking on the Isle of Wight Challenge for the Mears Foundation. The Challenge is to walk 106Km around the island continuously starting at 9am on the 5th May 2018 through the day and night and finishing 24hrs later on the 6th of May.  

All fundraising goes to the Mears Foundation to support local charities and vulnerable people around the UK and you can donate at:-

The Mears team - Kevin Morrow, Steve Osbourne, Ray Blundell, Nick Davidge, Dave Pearce, Martin Gaffney, Jon Hackett, Andy Derry, Ryan Nicholson and Simon Bloodworth.