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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…

Countess backs Beacon appeal

HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO was the guest of honour at a special event hosted by Foundation of Light Chair of Trustees Sir Bob Murray CBE to raise awareness of the proposed Beacon of Light project in Sunderland.

The Beacon of Light will become the permanent home of the Foundation of Light, allowing the organisation to expand its reach and work with more local people in a greater variety of ways to address the health and wellbeing, education and employment agendas.

The purpose-built facility will house classrooms, a versatile hall that can be used for sports and other community events and a range of multi-purpose rooms for young people as well as a number of floodlit outdoor junior football pitches.

The project is being spearheaded by Sir Bob Murray CBE, the former Chairman of Sunderland AFC and Chair of Trustees for Foundation of Light, who was the driving force behind the construction of the Stadium of Light, Academy of Light and St. George’s Park – the national football centre for all England football teams.

The Countess of Wessex, who became the charity’s Royal Patron in 2003, was joined at the dinner at the Stadium of Light by key Foundation supporters and Trustees, including journalist Kate Adie OBE DL, architect George Clarke, Olympian and broadcaster Steve Cram MBE and award-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice.

As part of the visit children and adults from across the charity’s range of life-changing programmes demonstrated the many activities that will be available at the Beacon of Light.

Speaking at the event HRH The Countess of Wessex said: “Whenever I tell people about the Foundation, they are always impressed and can see that it makes so much sense. In ten years a lot can happen and it has. Since opening the Centre of Light, which I believe was my first duty as royal patron, thousands of youngsters and adults have accessed learning opportunities thanks to the Foundation.

Awards, pioneering partnerships and an approach to addressing the regions challenges has put the Foundation at the forefront of community engagement nationally.

Now the charity has become more of a social enterprise with huge scope, whilst retaining its core activities and has increased its work to cover everybody from preschool children to great grandparents demonstrating the Foundation’s ability to adapt to need and demand.

“It is this need and demand which means we are not only in danger of, but are outgrowing our current home and the last thing we want is to turn our backs on anyone.

“This is why the idea of the Beacon of Light has been created. An ambitious project but one that will allow the organisation to increase its impact and reach substantially and demonstrates our determination to support as many people as possible in need of our help.”

Sir Bob Murray CBE added: “The Countess of Wessex has been a fantastic supporter of the Foundation over the years and we are delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness to an event focussed on the iconic Beacon of Light project.

“Ten years ago the Countess of Wessex opened the Centre of Light and a decade later and we are discussing a UK first, a new development that will greatly enhance the reach and impact of the Foundation’s work in 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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