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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
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RT @StJohnsShildon: @SAFCFoL Family Learning with our Year 2 & 3 children and parents. Well done for all your hard work and enjoyment. 😀 #f

We're preparing for our End of Season auction and have come across a shirt belonging to #SAFC and @USAMNT's… https://t.co/Y7Y2T3GG8b

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RT @cdsport: Durham County FA & the Foundation of Light are hosting an England Disability Talent Day on 7th May at the Beacon of Light 👇 @D

RT @SunderlandAFC: "We should see a crowd of around 40,000 on Saturday. "That's the size of the occasion, and it's truly a privilege to be…

RT @ChrisFryatt: The @SAFCFoL auction opens on Sunday! Get bidding and support our #FOLGiveAQuid campaign! https://t.co/cZpJpXtnsm

My week on Twitter 🎉: 130 Mentions, 99.1K Mention Reach, 517 Likes, 93 Retweets, 2.14M Retweet Reach. See yours wit… https://t.co/333DmpIPJj

📸🏆Our Thursday #SAFCInBusiness 5-aside League just keeps on growing! Massive welcome to ‘Station Taxis’ just in ti… https://t.co/8C1T7V0stV

RT @LukeONien: Thank you @SAFCFoL ! Much appreciated🙏 It has been a pleasure working along side the great work you all do👊❤️ https://t.co/y…

RT @BeaconofLight: We're set for an exciting night in the #SAFCInBusiness League, including the @SAFCFoL v @SunderlandAFC derby! Here's ho…

Bid on your favourite @SunderlandAFC player's signed match-worn shirt from our #FoundationMatchDay and help smash o… https://t.co/jOKji8rgsp

Our Head of Communications, James, with today's @TyneWearLocalTV and @NorthumbrianH2O weather forecast! https://t.co/mYh3AbIBQk

We've been to the Academy of Light to present our #SAFC @PFA #CommunityChampion Award! But which member of the… https://t.co/FAFSulJsFL

RT @futureme_ne: We’re halfway through our final launch event! It’s fantastic to spend the day with @NU_Foundation @SAFCFoL @MFCFoundation

RT @BeaconofLight: SAFC FANS LEAGUE! We are delighted to announce we will be launching a new Wednesday night 5 aside league in partnership…

Interested in a career in Sport and Coaching? Sign up for our Level 1 course in Sport & Active Leisure from 29th A… https://t.co/4OYGTWNc4T

The first @weare_livin Livin, @Official_SAFC and Foundation of Light Healthy Activities Club was a real hit with c… https://t.co/AbjuDmEDIG

RT @TheBoLSchool: Proud of our boys taking part in Building A Stronger Britain Together @TheBoLSchool @SAFCFoL https://t.co/VthpWFd2Sh

Meet the Team

Our Backroom Staff

ROYAL PATRON

  • Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO

TRUSTEES

  • Sir Bob Murray CBE (Chair)
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley PC
  • Stephen Cram CBE (Treasurer)
  • Kate Adie CBE, DL
  • George Clarke
  • Paul Collingwood MBE
  • Stewart Donald
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE DL
  • Colonel The Hon James Ramsbotham DL
  • Sir Tim Rice

EDUCATION AND SKILLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley PC
  • Audrey Bolam
  • Lynda Brown
  • Jill Colbert
  • Dean Marshall
  • Karen Marshall
  • Alison Maynard
  • Graeme Thompson
  • Ian Green
  • Ian Kershaw
  • Steve Wilkinson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  • Lesley Spuhler OBE

PA TO CEO / GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR

Commercial Director & Beacon of Light General Manager

Interim Director of Finance and Support Services

Director of Programmes

Executive Manager

Head of Finance

Head of Support Services

Head of Quality, Safeguarding Monitoring & Evaluation

Head of Operations (Delivery)

Head of Education

Head of Skills

Head of Sport & Wellbeing

Head of Communications

Head of Marketing

Head of Partnerships and Donor Care

Delivery Coordinator (Sunderland)

Delivery Coordinator (North Durham, Washington and South Tyneside)

Safeguarding & Welfare Manager

Events Manager

I have been so proud of my association with the Foundation. Since opening the Centre of Light which was my first duty as royal patron, thousands of youngsters and adults have accessed learning opportunities thanks to the Foundation.

HRH Countess of Wessex

Being from the North East I am keen to be involved in the regeneration of the region in any way I can. The Foundation is doing some fantastic work across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham and it's a real privilege to be involved.

George Clark

There is a phenomenal amount of people whose lives have been improved by the work of the Foundation. But it’s not always about the numbers, sometimes it’s the things you can’t measure. When I hear these personal, individual stories, that’s when I feel genuinely proud.

Steve Cram CBE

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