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Mears Foundation Easter Raffle 2019

The Mears Foundation Easter raffle starts Monday 1st April.

Even chocoholics might have their work cut out consuming the treats in our raffle.

Hotel Chocolat Classic Ostrich or the Family Easter box is plenty to share with all the family or keep the winner going all Easter!

These prizes are a perfect indulgent treat for all chocoholics.

Just £2 per ticket

Raffle tickets are available via the Mears Foundation website at www.themearsfoundation.org.uk, from 1st April - 12th April 2019.

The cost of tickets purchased will be deducted from your pay.

Closing date for ticket purchases is 5 p.m. on Thursday 12th April 2019.

Strictly for Mears Employees only

Enter now for your chance to win!

Good luck!

Care Bears Caring, Sharing and Giving

At the start of Diane Keay’s  (Trustee/ Customer & Community Manager Rotherham)  career with Mears, she was made aware of the knitted bears which residents were encouraged to make at either community groups or in their own time; these bears were then distributed around the UK and beyond to children in need.  These bears were in most cases, the only possession these children have.

Diane encouraged residents to join with knitters from around the country, she also asked her mother-in-law to knit a couple of bears for her to take around to local groups. 

 

Since this request in December 2012,  Jean Keane  has not stopped knitting! Along with her friend, Glenda and Diane’s mum, Jean,Audrey has produced over 500 bears which have been distributed in accordance with the Mears guideline, predominantly to South Africa.

 

A big thank you to Diane and her dedicated network of knitters!

 

*Photo shows Jean, Audrey & Glenda (l-r) together with some of their bears.

Lewis Laws London Marathon 2019 !!

While some of us were over indulging over Christmas and have plans to do it all again this Easter, please remember new Gas and M&E manager for Tower Hamlets, Lewis Laws, has been doing without! Lewis has been eating clean and running up to 14 miles as part of his gruelling training regime for the upcoming London Marathon on behalf of the Mears Foundation.

What motivates you to run the London Marathon?

I feel like it would be an achievement, a true test of Mind and Body to run the marathon. I’ve done the marathon 2 years ago and unfortunately suffered an injury during the run, so I did not get the time I was aiming for, I hope to beat that time this year.

I believe in the work the Mears Foundation do; by supporting less known charities and schemes, they make their goals more achievable.

 What have you done to prep?

I have been running at least 3 times a week. Trying to increase the mileage every run, mainly the weekends. I’ve even run from work to home which is usually 11 miles.

I have had to invest in new footwear for the training and the actual marathon, and the Mears Rewards scheme landed me a great deal on Nike town!

Have you got a time in mind?

I want to be able to complete the marathon in 4 hours 15 mins, although I know this will be difficult I’m going to set that as my personal goal.

If you want to support Lewis’s efforts and the Mears Foundation on the link below. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewis-laws

 

Good luck Lewis, we appreciate your support.

 

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.