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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
SOCIAL MEDIA

2 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: The @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL core values. We are so excited as we get close to opening our doors to the local community. If an…

6 hours ago

RT @SunderlandAFC: ⏰ FULL TIME: What a game! It ends all square on Wearside as 10 man #SAFC would not give up and a late, late goal gave th…

7 hours ago

Today’s winning #GrandinYourHand number is 3319. If you have that number CONGRATULATIONS you’ve won £1,000! #SAFC https://t.co/tQTL1VZdiz

9 hours ago

Fancy winning £1,000 at today’s game? There’s still time to pick up your #GrandintheHand Lottery tickets before kic… https://t.co/OUFXuRYtBU

9 hours ago

RT @SunderlandAFC: 📝 Here's the #SAFC starting XI to line-up v @Boro this afternoon... #HawayTheLads https://t.co/E2i4zap9KQ

9 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: Small sided football will be coming to the @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL very soon. We will be confirming our launch week in the co…

10 hours ago

Coming to @SunderlandAFC v @Boro this afternoon? Don’t forget your #GrandinYourHand Lottery tickets, available fro… https://t.co/xPt6badsnd

13 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: The Beacon is going to be an inclusive community venue supporting the world of work, education, health and wellbeing as wel…

13 hours ago

RT @MatthewsMike1: @FoL_Beacon @SAFCfol Dinner with @SirTimRice supporting a fabulous cause Foundation of Light @NEAutoAlliance @NissanUK

13 hours ago

RT @TheMarkLaws: Looks amazing! Will have a massive impact! https://t.co/a6N4ekv0wL

13 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: Check out these panoramic photos of the sports hall space and top level barn. Both areas are nearing completion and we ar…

13 hours ago

RT @ChrisFryatt: Blown away by how the Beacon of Light is progressing. It’s going to be some place! #BacktheBeacon https://t.co/0SYjFzvdap

Feb 23

CONGRATULATIONS to @oxcloseFutsal (U13s) and @Stbedesandbyron (U15s) on winning today’s @EFLTrust #Futsal Tournamen… https://t.co/fWrysgOZ6r

Feb 23

#FUTSAL: More clear cut in the U15 Tournament with @Stbedesandbyron finishing top of the group with a 100% record! 🏆 https://t.co/1bn6QzowmC

Feb 23

#FUTSAL: It was close in our @EFLTrust Futsal U13 Tournament group with @oxcloseFutsal edging out @WellfieldSchoolhttps://t.co/z6fg6pA0jv

Feb 23

NEWS: Could you be the next #ThreeLions star? Foundation of Light and @DurhamFA are hosting a #TalentDay for disab… https://t.co/0v1Suc8ryt

Feb 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: In the coming months we plan to announce the week we will be launching the Beacon. Facilities will include indoor & outdoor…

Feb 23

RT @hettonschoolpe: Today we are hosting the boys under 13’s and 15’s Futsal tournament with a great turn out @hettonschool https://t.co/WQ…

Feb 23

RT @MrGeorgeClarke: Please follow the Beacon of Light Twitter page @FoL_Beacon ...we’ve worked so hard to get this building built on the ba…

Meet the Team

Our Backroom Staff

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
  • Kate Adie OBE
  • Paul Collingwood MBE
  • George Clarke
  • Colonel The Hon James Ramsbotham DL
  • Sir Tim Rice
  • Sir Peter Vardy DL

EDUCATION AND SKILLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley PC
  • Audrey Bolam
  • Lynda Brown
  • Tom Capeling
  • David Gray
  • Ian Green
  • Alex Hopkins
  • Ian Kershaw
  • Karen Marshall
  • Alison Maynard
  • Graeme Maynard
  • Steve Wilkinson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  • Lesley Spuhler OBE

PA TO CEO / GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR

Finance Director

  • Angela Lowes

Assistant Director (Sales and Delivery)

Head of Communications

Head of Finance

Head of Support Services

Head of Sport and Wellbeing

Delivery Coordinator (Sunderland)

Delivery Coordinator (North Durham, Washington and South Tyneside)

Delivery Coordinator (Central, East and South Durham)

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