News - November 2017

Mears Fun Day 2018

The Mears Fun Day is a fantastic day out for employees and their family.

It is a day jam packed full of fun and that will keep you thoroughly entertained.

Keep a lookout for updates on our Daily Mears Matters and Mears Connect.

Get your pens poised to save the date!



Congratulations on receiving a Mears Foundation Grant!

A total of £2500.00 worth of grants have been approved for funding to the charities/projects listed below:-

Dursley & District Old Peoples welfare group -  (Loneliness)
Southampton City Mission - (Loneliness)
The Boparan Charitable Trust (Rotherham branch nomination) 
Breakthrough UK (Manchester) 
Fareshare (Bristol) 
Spadework (Kent) 
Mindsong (Gloucestershire)  
Felix Road Adventure Playground - (Bristol) 
Young & Free (Bristol) 

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

Thank you to all those who applied for our grants.

The Mears Foundation Walk dates 2018 have been released

The dates have been set for the 2018 Walks.

Take part in Mears Foundation walk and help raise money for any charity of your choice or for the Mears Foundation.

The walks are a low pressure way to get active outdoors while raising money for a great cause.

If you have never participated before why not give it a try in 2018? 

Just think of the exercise and fresh air!

MF 2018 Walk dates ....

22nd March Dovestone, Greater Manchester
13th April Hadrian's Wall 
26th April Rotherham 
1st May Kew Bridge to Vauxhall Bridge, London 
30th May Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire 
6th June Newmarket, Suffolk 


Great Brainstorming end of year meeting for the MF trustees..

Throughout the year, we have supported several good causes in the UK and abroad, and are instrumental in carrying out, meaningful and often transformational impacts on communities and people.

All our employees are encouraged to regularly donate through their salary each month, we are incredible thankful to this great scheme.

We had an excellent meeting yesterday, keep your eyes peeled for our 2018 events coming soon.

With your help, we can continue to help make a huge difference.

Thank you!

Helping those in Need - Together we can make it happen

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

When we share, we break out of the boundaries of our ego and recognise the humanity of others. Sharing breeds inter-dependence, happiness and harmony.

Our values and ethos are at the core of everything we do.

Dedicated to helping others.

Help the frail and elderly this winter

With cold weather on the cards this winter, millions of pensioners sadly will endure a lonely and cheerless Christmas this year and indeed spend many long winter’s days alone.

Keeping an eye out for elderly relatives and neighbours and supporting them in the cold really has to be the duty of us all.

Stay well this winter.

Fab four get ready for the Isle of Man Challenge

Kevin Morrow, Steve Osbourne, Andy Derry and Jon Hackett are being put through their paces to raise money for charity.

With six months stretching before the Isle of Wight Challenge the Mears team are wasting no time in training for the endurance challenge.

As an athlete follows a schedule that will help them achieve their goal, the team took part in the Mears Foundation, Kew Gardens to Thames walk last Friday.

We know the challenge will require grit and determination but it will be fantastic and exhilarating and we look forward to hearing all about it.

Way to go team, that’s the spirt!

MF Walk - Kew Bridge to Vauxhall Bridge

A stunning route with scenery that's steeped in history, and a superb backdrop.

A team of volunteers joined Bob today to complete the Thames Walk.

A great day had by all.

Once again thank you for your support.

A bright and Early Start For the Thames Walkers

The weather could not have been nicer, the air was fresh and the sun was bright as it reflected off the river.

A team of 12 walkers set out this morning on the Thames path walk enjoying the sights along the way.

Happy walking team …

The Art Of Walking ..Mears Foundation Autumn Walk

Enjoy a breath of fresh air in beautiful scenery.

Believe it or not, Londoners are spoiled for choice when it comes to autumn walks among russet leaves.

This is a circular walk that still manages to stay mostly beside the River Thames, as it takes in one of the great river's yawning meanders. It's also the point on the Thames Path when city finally starts to feel like country.

Good luck to our MF walkers on Friday 10th November as they take part in the Kew Bridge to Vauxhall Thames path walk.