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

The Footprints Foundation has places available for volunteers for Project South Africa 2020 in October/November.

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.

Please contact Carmen for furher details:-


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

Newcastle Branch dress down

Mears branch Newcastle have been doing Dress Down Friday since 2014 and overall they have raise £5,224 for some very worthy local charities and The Mears Foundation. This year they are looking to support Kinship Carers Support Group in Newcastle and The Mears Foundation.

The charities they have supported in the past are listed below:

Charities Supported by Dress Down Days from 2014 to 2019
Malcolm Gill South Africa Fund £215.00
If U Care Share Foundation £215.00
Barbara Priestman Academy £380.00
Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness £325.00
Great North Air Ambulance £260.00
Children North East £340.00
Bobby Robson Foundation £282.00
Special Olympics Sunderland £240.00
North of England Children's Cancer Research £260.00
Guide Dogs for the Blind Newcastle £225.00
One Punch North East £275.00
Mears Foundation £2,207.00

Well done Newcastle...


Thank you for your continued support.



New Year's resolutions ...

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.


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.


Happy New Year !

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

As we await to turn a new auspicious page of our lives in 2020, we will all step into a new life of hopes, dreams and ambitions.

It's your kind donations of time and money that make the Mears Foundation possible and we're grateful for any support you can give.

​Together we're making a difference, one day at a time...