News - January 2018

Isle of Wight Challenge 2018

With the Isle of Wight Challenge only around the corner the Mears Foundation team are focused with their training program.

With that in mind, we would welcome any donations to help and raise some worthwhile money for the Foundation.

If you' would like to donate, please click on the below link (set up by Team Captain, Mr Kevin Morrow)

Happy training and good luck team MF!

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Could you make a difference to people’s lives in South Africa?

The Footprints Foundation has places available for volunteers for Project South Africa 2018 in September/October.
Footprints are working with a number of schools and orphanages in South Africa, helping them to regenerate and improve their premises, and to counsel and educate the children in their care. The work involves a wide variety of tasks, both manual and non-manual, which need support.


As with previous international projects, volunteers have to raise a minimum of £2000 sponsorship for the trip before they go. Mears Group employees are eligible to apply but, before doing so, you must discuss with and get approval from your line manager.


Wishing all of the successful volunteers the best of luck and loads of success with this great project!

DePaul, thank you for the certificate...

DePaul, thank you for the certificate.

Glad we could help.

Blue Monday 2018 is TODAY!

Today is Blue Monday, a day many believe to be the most depressing day of the year.
Here are five tips to help you beat the Blue Monday blues:-


· Connect with the people around you
· Be active
· Keep learning
· Give to others
· Be mindful


Enjoy your day!

Mears Care Laindon are tackling 5km of Obstacles!

As part of our social values campaign for 2018 the team from Mears Care Laindon are participating in the Inflatable 5km Running Event at Chelmsford.

Thank you for your support Mears Care Laindon.

Good luck!

New Year's resolutions are already being broken...

As the clock struck midnight on January 1st, millions of inspired people around the world pledged to honour their New Year's resolutions.

It's a New Year, and many people will be wanting to turn over a new leaf. That's what New Year's resolutions are for — to make improvements to our lives in some way.

But just over one week in, the commitment has already dwindled.


Our goals still remain the same every year .....


  • to create new possibilities
  • to improve the life experience of a community/individual 
  • to help people in need
  • to harness the goodwill, talents and skills within Mears Group to benefit charities that provide practical help and support to vulnerable people.

….. and, of course, have a lot of fun while helping others.

Why not join us for one of the Mears Foundation walks?

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active.

Take a stroll with friends and colleagues, and raise money for worthy causes.

The Mears Foundation walk dates are:-


22nd March Dovestone, Greater Manchester
13th April Hadrian’s Wall, Wallsend, Northumberland
24th April Edinburgh, Scotland
25th April Rotherham, South Yorkshire
1st May Kew Bridge to Vauxhall Bridge, London
30th May Minchinhampton, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
6th June Newmarket, Suffolk

Felix Road Adventure Playground, Bristol. receives donation cheque

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.