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The soup and freshly baked bread looked great. See you next week for week two. https://t.co/eCtF5vaTdx

Gary, a military veteran-turned media entrepreneur, was told he had 10 days to live. Read Gary's story on how he i… https://t.co/0q8KlwSn3p

20-26th January is Sugar Awareness Week, we are working with our partner @NorthumbrianH2O to promote the benefits o… https://t.co/ieABnLf2mp

Thank you for coming along and showing your support for such a worthy and needed programme 👏 https://t.co/yIdFJu0Ev1

RT @NorthumbriaPCC: The fantastic thing about Kicks is it harnesses the power of football and the power of sport. It uses the #Sunderland b…

If you fancy taking part in some cookery courses over February half-term, check out our activities @BeaconofLight 🍪… https://t.co/iMCxVjFzt5

We're proud to partner with @NorthumbrianH2O to deliver the Powered by Water campaign. Together we're teaching chil… https://t.co/u3d7jipnnN

International music sensation @Beverleyknight will headline our Gala Dinner on Thursday 23rd April. The annual eve… https://t.co/vGzmaduSdj

A recent visit from @NorthumbriaPCC praised the intervention work we are delivering to young people in the city. We… https://t.co/4TXSexOmAc

This week kicked off our first FoL Coaches Coffee Club/Community of Practice. Once a month coaches from throughout… https://t.co/9DAm0zmDCo

Holidays are coming! Plenty of activities taking place this February half term Sign up early to avoid disappointme… https://t.co/qpLh0jBC8E

RT @gary_mutimer: Keeping a check on not only my physical health but also my mental health! Looking after both is extremely important & phy…

We have partnered with @fballwashington to host our Half term football course at their fantastic new facility Boo… https://t.co/NtRDsv6XQc

If you are looking for work or courses that can help you upskill, we have a range on offer for adults aged 19+. Con… https://t.co/Y5PhXmzuYx

RT @BBCCiN: Hey lovely people, just a reminder that your donations make opportunities like this ⤵️possible for children and young people ac…

We have partnered with @fballwashington to host our Half term football course at their fantastic new facility Boo… https://t.co/dcKFkNvwhO

A great picture @gary_mutimer. We are in this to support each other and to #BeAGameChanger https://t.co/LKha16e3yS

RT @SunderlandUK: Great news from @SAFCFoL and @NU_Foundation helping start more conversations about mental health #BeAGameChanger

Calling all Y11 school leavers, would you like to become a Sports Coach? During Feb half-term we are holding a two… https://t.co/5ZOMye4kPZ

Holidays are coming! Plenty of activities taking place this February half term Sign up early to avoid disappointme… https://t.co/t5zFUkLXsz

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 OBE, DL
  • George Clarke
  • Paul Collingwood MBE
  • Stewart Donald
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, DL
  • Colonel The Hon James Ramsbotham CBE, 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

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Ken Bremner
  • Mark Hetherington
  • Sue Reece
  • Peter Walker

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  • Lesley Spuhler OBE

PA TO CEO / GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR

Commercial Director & Beacon of Light General Manager

Finance Director

Director of Programmes

Executive Manager

Head of Operations (Delivery)

Head of Education

Head of Skills

Head of Sport & Wellbeing

Head of Marketing and Communications

Head of Partnerships and Donor Care

Head of Events

Delivery Coordinator (North Durham, Washington and South Tyneside)

Safeguarding & Welfare 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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