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12 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: £15 OFFER EXTENDED! We have decided to extend our £15 pitch offer on our 5 aside 3G pitches until Sunday 1st July. 1st t…

14 hours ago

RT @alydixon262: Toughest 10k I've ever done!! WELL DONE to everyone who ran, you definitely earned those t-shirts! https://t.co/miqTCr3SQQ

14 hours ago

RT @Ryan_Doneathy: Played fives at the Beacon of Light today for the first time. Taken aback by how impressive a venue it is. Brilliant to…

14 hours ago

RT @PatersonKellie: Another run ticked off with @patwallace1968 sunny and hilly but enjoyed it none the less. @SAFCFoL lambton run @Dkfs16

14 hours ago

THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the @LambtonRun 10k and 3k today! Results will be published on… https://t.co/FfCcJSCs1F

16 hours ago

Best of luck for your wedding day Dan! https://t.co/aiGwSXCgxQ

16 hours ago

🥇CONGRATULATIONS to @LambtonRun 10k winner Oliver James and first placed female @alydixon262! #LambtonRun https://t.co/o9Z8z9wOm8

16 hours ago

The view our @LambtonRun 10k and 3k runners will have as they reach the final straight! #LambtonRun https://t.co/KnaRssIVA1

17 hours ago

RT @PumasFutsalClub: The next step for our futsal family has arrived. We are proud to connect with the @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL + the city of…

17 hours ago

... And they’re off! Good luck everyone! #LambtonRun https://t.co/oBCUV0O0oN

17 hours ago

Our @LambtonRun 10k runners are at the starting line ... #LambtonRun https://t.co/fSPdvU1OwR

19 hours ago

Need directions to the @LambtonRun? Details below! 👇 https://t.co/6L1ZaTxa7W

19 hours ago

On the day registrations open at 8.30am this Sunday with the runs starting at 10am (10k) and 10.15am (3k) prompt!… https://t.co/cjUfCjaesI

19 hours ago

RT @PatersonKellie: @lambton run today with @patwallace1968 for @SAFCFoL wishing you were with us @Dkfs16 @andybrown0172

19 hours ago

We’re at the magnificent Lambton Estate for the @LambtonRun ready to welcome our 10k and 3k runners! #LambtonRun https://t.co/dUTj3HZnyA

Jun 23

RT @FolClub: Our u18 team for the 18/19 season are looking for new players. Training will be at @FoL_Beacon mid week with league games play…

Jun 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: Great start to our first official weekend with some of our @manvfat players getting in some extra practice, our SaturdayFC…

Jun 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: Delighted to welcome @LumleyLadies to the Beacon this morning! ⚽️ https://t.co/Fd84grPaHh

Jun 22

RT @FoL_Beacon: Great atmosphere at Imagine Table Tennis Club at the Beacon tonight with @TableTennisENG number 3 ranked Joshua Weatherby a…

Beacon fundraising exceeds £10m

Foundation of Light has announced fundraising for the iconic Beacon of Light has topped £10m.

The striking cube-shaped Beacon of Light will be the first building of its kind in the UK and house education and training facilities on the ground floor with an indoor football pitch above.

When they enter the building, users will be presented with a busy street along which the various activities will interconnect. Inspirational zones for education, the world of work, health and wellbeing, sport and play will combine with excellent views into the sports arena.

We started fundraising with an ambitious £15m target to deliver in a tough climate.

We are delighted to have reached the £10m milestone with pledges from generous benefactors, leading Trusts and commitments from the private sector and have a number of exciting sponsorship and benefactor announcements to make in the coming weeks.

We still have over £5m to raise but are very confident that with the increasing interest from potential commercial partners and funding bodies alike that we will reach our target to make the Beacon a reality for the region.

Margaret Fay CBE, Deputy Chair of the Beacon Fundraising Board

The Beacon of Light will provide a vibrant and feel-good environment where people can meet socially; where they can learn and take part in courses to gain skills and qualifications; and where their fascination and love of football and sport will inspire them on a journey to make choices to improve their lives. The Beacon is expected to welcome over 300,000 people through its doors every year.

Chair of Trustees of the Foundation, Sir Bob Murray CBE added: “The Beacon of Light will be a first, and I have no doubt it will become a building with a very big reputation.”

It is great to see our vision to fuse sport, education, the world of work and health and well-being is now exciting so many people in sport and education as well as potential partners.

“The building has been designed by leading architects FaulknerBrowns and will epitomise the pioneering work of the Foundation in the northeast and beyond.”

The award winning Foundation of Light was established in 2001 and uses the power of football to involve, educate and inspire. One of the largest and leading sports charities in the UK, it has an excellent track record of working with 40,000 course registrants every year.

Structurally and financially independent of Sunderland Association Football Club, the Foundation has been the architect of its own success raising over £3 million every year to deliver life changing and pioneering programmes across the region.

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THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the @LambtonRun 10k and 3k today! Results will be published on… https://t.co/FfCcJSCs1F


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