Improving Lives

Mears Peterborough donates over £14,000 to Cross Keys Homes’ support fund for Local Residents

English and language Classes
Life coaching and integration workshops
Eco, food, and waste management education
Befriending events for isolated service users
Tea/Coffee events for over 50's
Arts and Crafts Sessions
Inclusive homework support for school aged children.

As part of our value-added contract agreement with Cross Keys Homes (CKH), we have donated over £14,000 to the housing association’s support fund that will go towards helping the most vulnerable residents in the community.

This forms a proportion of Mears’ profits that is donated back to the housing association each year as part of our corporate social responsibility commitment.
To celebrate this substantial donation Mears and CKH held a football tournament friendly where the cheque was presented with colleagues from both organisations in attendance.
CKH Contracts Manager, David Vernon-Richardson, said:

“It was wonderful to get together socially with Mears to celebrate the donation over a friendly football tournament after a difficult year following the pandemic. We are extremely grateful to Mears for this donation which will make a positive difference to so many of our residents who are in greatest need.”

General Manager, Gary Gibbs, added:

For Mears, it’s all about supporting our residents and our communities. We were very happy to do something to support the CKH fund for residents and we're really pleased with the amount raised.

We had 14 players from Mears participate and a number of spectators from both Mears and CKH who should be thanked.

This was also a great team building exercise which saw both back-office staff, operatives and our clients come together. The evening was a great success for both parties, and we are planning to do this again in April.