News - April 2018

Thank you for your support - Mears Fun Day

We had a great  time at our Fun Day, thank you to everyone who attended.

A huge thank you to everyone who came down to the Mears Foundation marquee, we raised a fantastic amount for the Foundation.

Mears Fun Day - Drayton Manor - Weather watch

Mostly cloudy on Saturday with further spells of showery rain, coming and going throughout the day. Any brightness limited to the far north and west. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

April showers will not put a damper on our fun day ..

Have a great time and make lots of wonderful memories.

Travel safely... see you tomorrow

 

 

Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham - 25th April 2018

Thank you, to our wonderful volunteers and amazing colleagues for turning out for our recent walk

Mears Foundation Scottish Walk

Scotland celebrated another successful Mears Foundation sponsored walk on the 24th April. Joining Bob Holt on the day was Gerry Malone, David Holt and 22 apprentices from Coatbridge, 3 exchange electrical students from Portugal and 6 care staff from Alva.

Luck was shining on all as the weather walking through the capital of Scotland was perfect.

The walk started in Balerno, following the Waters of Leith rivers and canal networks taking in some of the city's finest natural, historical and cultural areas and sights in between. Passing places such as Stockbridge, Dean Village and the wonderful Murrayfield Stadium, before completing the walk in Leith.

Great day, great fun for a great charity.

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Norwich City Powerchair Football Club receive MF donation

Norwich City Powerchair Football Club (NCPFC) The Football Club for Powered Wheelchair Users!

By providing powered wheelchair NCPFC users, typically those disabled with severe physical impairments, are given the opportunity to play competitive team sport (typically for the first time), not only does the club serve to enhance social inclusion for that minority group, more importantly it provides the individual concerned with a sense of achievement.

We were approached by Tracey Coleman who runs the club who required help with funding.

Mandi Blake-Tracy (Branch Manager at Mears Care Norwich) met with two of the players for the Norwich City Powerball Football Club one of which we provide care for, and kindly presented the cheque donated by the Mears Foundation.

Good luck to all our Scottish walkers

Tomorrow is the Leith, Scotland walk.


We would like to wish everyone the best of luck on the day and hope you have lots of fun and thank you for all your support.

The countdown to Mears Fun Day has begun!

The countdown with inclusive family fun to Drayton Manor has begun.

Build up the excitement for a great day, we have lots of fun activities planned for all the family!

Join the Mears Foundation team for a fantastic jamboree with a spin on the tombola.

Create fun family memories at Drayton Manor Park.

See you on the 28th April!

World Heritage trail ...

Good luck to our Wallsend walkers tomorrow.

A World Heritage Site since 1987, Hadrian’s Wall is an astounding feat of engineering. It’s the best known and the best preserved frontier of the Roman Empire.

Just think about labourers who built Hadrian’s Wall and the soldiers who must have marched alongside it. It’s thought to have taken three legions of infantrymen from the army of Britain around six years to complete.

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far…

Grant Potential?

Mears Foundation grants can help you to make a difference...


The Foundation is a grant-making trust that seeks to harness the goodwill, talents and skills within Mears Group to benefit charities that provide practical help and support to vulnerable people.


We award funding from £250.00 to £1,000.00 to support what matters to people and communities.

Thank you note received from Spadework

Please accept our warmest thanks for providing support and training for adults with learning and physical disabilities in Offham.

We are delighted to be able to assist you with your projects.

SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATIONS

We are pleased to provide funding to the following organizations:-

Scarboccia Club

The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

Kinship Ireland NI

Signal _ Building deaf friendly communities

Special Autism Services (formally known as Sacar)

Hope for Tomorrow

Your dedication and service is appreciated.