News - September 2017

You Got To Be In It To Win It !

There is still a few days to buy raffle tickets

So, if you're feeling lucky or simply want to support a great cause, enter our raffle today.

Good luck to all who purchased tickets!

A record-breaking crowd turned out for the Scotland Funday

Such a great turnout.

Mears Fun Day Scotland -  2000 people attended a fantastic day in September and we raised £856.15 in total for the foundation!

It was great to see so many people enjoying the day.

Well done everyone and thanks for your support.

See you next year !

Promise autumn raffle 2017 Raffle Tickets Are Now on Sale

Enter our new Autumn raffle 2017 today for your chance to win a fabulous prize

Entry is just £2 per ticket. 

Mears Employees only

Please see the attached link:-

http://www.themearsfoundation.org.uk/raffle

Congratulations on receiving your grant

A total of £1850 worth of grants have been approved for funding to the charities/projects listed below:-

General Grant
Circle (Supporting families in Scotland)

Loneliness
Rotherham branch Age UK Christmas Lunch
Alva Care per sensory day
Home Group SW Wyatt House garden regeneration

Social Values Funding Requests
Elgin Soup & Sweet event
Livin Charity Challenge Day
Rotherham Lighthouse Homeless Shelter Soup Kitchen


We are pleased to be able to assist you with funding.

Thank you to all those who applied for our grants.

Hot of the press the MF autumn walk date has been released…

As thoughts begin to turn to autumn, we are proud to announce the date for the Mears Foundation autumn walk.

Autumn is a time of wonder when the natural world turns a kaleidoscope of colour and landscapes come alive.

Put a note in your diary … Friday 10th November 2017.

Yes, by popular demand - Kew Bridge to Vauxhall Thames Path. The River Thames was once a major location for import and export and as it gets into London the river's banks were originally lined with many warehouses and wharfs.

You will pass many historic landmarks and raise money for a good cause


More details to follow soon.

Trustee's Meeting Update

We had a very productive trustees meeting yesterday and were able to discuss the great progress we have made over recent months.

We welcome grant applications from charities, and groups whose work benefits our communities.

Our trustees will review your request against the criteria and advise you if your request has been successful.

Keep your eyes peeled for our Autumn raffle 2017!

You could be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes on offer.

Good luck!

Congratulations, you've won!

Reece Crawford, from Stirling was one of the lucky tombola winners who won a £15.00 M & S voucher.

Reece commented “I’ve had a fun day”

Congratulations to all our lucky winners and thank you to everyone who supported us.

Spectacular Family Fun Day at M & D's Scotland...

What an amazing day at M & D’s last Saturday!

A great fun-filled day out for all the family.

Throughout the day, children of all ages were treated to an array of activities, water rides, fairground rides, an arcade, a theatre, ten-pin bowling and an indoor reptile house, Amazonia entertainment galore!

Thank you to everyone who supported our tombola stall. It was a fantastic success raising  £492.00.

It was great to meet so many groups of families, friends and even more delighted as the sun broke through the clouds.

We hope you had a good time and look forward to seeing you next year.

Stirling service users have a magical day out…..

When the sun's shining there is no better way to enjoy a day out...

 A group of our Service Users from Mears Care Stirling went on a day trip to visit the Falkirk Wheel.   The trip was sponsored by the Mears Foundation.

 The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s only rotating boatlift, which is used to connect the Forth & Clyde and Union canals in central Scotland.

 The Falkirk Wheel is a magnificent, mechanical marvel which has been constructed to 21st century, state-of-the-art engineering. It is already being recognised as an iconic landmark worthy of Scotland's traditional engineering expertise.

A big thank you to the staff at the Stirling branch, which have made our service users very happy.

It was a memorable experience and a great day out.