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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
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10 hours ago

RT @Jamie_Wright4: Typically diverse day @SAFCFoL today - started off teaching Sign Language at a old people’s home, then met @EFLTrust to…

13 hours ago

Still looking for sports activities for your youngsters during #HalfTerm? Sign up for our Football, Dance, Multi-… https://t.co/vsDiGAxMnn

15 hours ago

RT @NESA_WomenFB: Next up for our @NU_Foundation team in the @NFYLU19 Women's Northern Premier Division - Sunderland @SAFCFoL at @johnspenc

21 hours ago

RT @WBD_CharitiesUK: We were proud to sponsor the Uniquely North East award at last week's #NECharityAwards. Congratulations to all the nom…

23 hours ago

#HALFTERM: BOOK NOW for our October Holiday Activities including Soccer Courses, Dance Classes, Multi-Sports, Disab… https://t.co/VOLfclnH4t

Oct 14

Great result for @SAFCLadies who are through to the third round of the @FAWNL Cup! #HawaytheLasses https://t.co/mvpt1HWFNw

Oct 14

RT @SRTRC_England: #SAFC are supporting #wearredday. Get your workplace or school to take part this Friday 19th Oct. @SAFCFoL #showracismth

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: 66' GOAL FOR SUNDERLAND! It's another own goal as Hutchinson's teasing cross from the left is deflected in off the far post…

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: 58' GOAL FOR SUNDERLAND! Atkinson crosses in from the right. Clarke dives out to push away the cross but it deflects back o…

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: Half-time: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Sunderland AFC Emily Hutchinson's early strike put Sunderland ahead before Anna You…

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: TEAM NEWS: Here's how the Black Cats line up to face @WolvesWomen I'm the @FAWNL Cup... #HawayTheLasses https://t.co/mGfM2…

Oct 14

RT @BeaconofLight: If you are attending today’s @slandfutsalclub match, please park in the GREEN car park (Ticket Office) and NOT the servi…

Oct 14

It’s a big month of international football for some of our @SunderlandRTC players! Good luck to Daisy, Grace, Rebe… https://t.co/FkyOqASXdG

Oct 13

RT @Official_SAFC: Thanks @SunderlandAFC for the support today, hopefully we can go a long way 🔴⚪️⚽️🚂🏆

Oct 13

RT @SunderlandAFC: North East football ❤️ A favourite of ours, @Official_SAFC, advanced in the #FAVase today 👏 This is definitely just th…

Oct 13

RT @SAFCLadies: 1️⃣ DAY TO GO! Tomorrow we are back on the road to take on @WolvesWomen in the @FAWNL Cup 2nd Round! #HawayTheLasses #FAW

Oct 13

Join us on Saturday 27th October a match day kickabout. Bring your children aged 5-16 year olds to the Beacon of… https://t.co/MAqBrzdZ2G

Oct 13

No @SunderlandAFC game but there is plenty of our local teams in action across the #NorthEast! Good luck to our fr… https://t.co/6G4b6ZOzao

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
  • Kate Adie OBE
  • Paul Collingwood MBE
  • George Clarke
  • Colonel The Hon James Ramsbotham DL
  • Sir Tim Rice
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE 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

Interim Assistant Director (Finance) and Support Services

Assistant Director (Sales and Delivery)

Assistant Director (Commercial) & Beacon of Light General Manager

Head of Communications

Head of Partnerships and Donor Care

Head of Education

Head of Skills

Head of Sport and Wellbeing

Head of Finance

Head of Support Services

Head of Quality, Safeguarding Monitoring and Evaluation

Head of Operations (Delivery)

Delivery Coordinator (Sunderland)

Delivery Coordinator (North Durham, Washington and South Tyneside)

Safeguarding 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