First Mears International Project 2010 helps children affected by Chernobyl
A Mears Team accompanied by Stephen Hughes from Travis Perkins which supported Mears on the project, drove a convoy of vehicles to Svaryn in Belarus and spent spent six days refurbishing and renovating the village school . They also upgraded the IT facilities and distributed sports, recreational and craft equipment and converted a classroom into a medical treatment room.
Earlier in the year some of the team had delivered a decommissioned fire engine, donated by Kent Fire and Rescue Service, to the community which is now once again in service in rural areas of the region.
The project was suggested by a member of staff, Ian Blackman, from Mears in Thanet and is the first of two international community projects chosen for 2010.