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RT @SportStructures: We have teamed up with @SAFCFoL to host FREE Level 1 Award in assistant coaching this month⚽️ 📍Beacon in Light, Sunde…

5 hours ago

Our delivery teams using today's #CPD session at the @FoL_Beacon to focus on developing #Ofsted-ready lesson plans… https://t.co/EHXE4vPCPm

6 hours ago

RT @BritishEngines: We’ve sponsored equipment for the @SAFCFoL (Foundation of Light, Sunderland) Girls’ RTC Centre. Here are the Under 16 s…

8 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: @RedAndWhite2017 @SAFCFoL A few photos inside the Beacon of Light. People are welcome to pop in on Sunday for a look around…

9 hours ago

RT @RedAndWhite2017: The new home of @SAFCFoL, the @FoL_Beacon looked amazing in red and white stripes last night. I imagine this will quic…

11 hours ago

RT @andygrantfc: Well deserved recognition for our @FoLScholars programme that combines high-quality football and education. #Shoutout to t…

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My week on Twitter 🎉: 26 Mentions, 6.5K Mention Reach, 107 Likes, 60 Retweets, 181K Retweet Reach. See yours with… https://t.co/VEzjnNjwZf

22 hours ago

RT @StadiumOfLight: 👔 Hundreds of local businesses are here to hear from @Tonyd1973 and Charlie Methven as @SunderlandAFC launch their new…

22 hours ago

RT @SunderlandAFC: 🏆 A home tie against @Wolves awaits us in round two of the @Carabao_Cup if we win tonight. #SAFC #HawayTheLads https://…

23 hours ago

RT @Carabao_Cup: The #CarabaoCup made its way to the @FoL_Beacon earlier today. A @SunderlandAFC duo came along to meet youngsters from @S

Aug 16

RT @SAFCLadies: What are you doing Sunday? ⚽️ @SAFCLadies v @FyldeLadiesFC @FAWNL 📆 19th August ⏱ 2.00pm 🏟 Hetton Centre, Welfare Road,…

Aug 16

The @FoL_Beacon has definitely impressed the Black Cats duo who have praised its amazing facilities and talked abou… https://t.co/jfoRadFKsf

Aug 16

RT @EFL: Young people get the chance to combine their studies with football thanks to @SAFCFoL. The surroundings of where they get to do…

Aug 16

HUGE THANKS to @SunderlandAFC players @Charliewyke1 and Tom Flanagan for coming along to the @FoL_Beacon this after… https://t.co/h8r6mWeZon

Aug 16

RT @EFL: 🔴⚪️ @SunderlandAFC’s @Charliewyke1 and Tom Flanagan were with @SAFCFoL this afternoon. They were mightily impressed with the fac…

Aug 16

RT @Carabao_Cup: The #CarabaoCup is at the @FoL_Beacon ahead of tonight's final Round One tie. Children from @SAFCFoL are here in training…

Time for Beacon to shine

As the landmark Beacon of Light emerges from land adjacent to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, the driving force behind the city’s newest iconic structure is eager for Wearsiders to understand the purpose of the striking, six-storey building.

The £18m development has been designed by award winning architects Faulkner Brown and is being built by northeast based Tolent Construction.

The basic structure of the building, which will be illuminated at night, is now in place and work on the 3,600m2 roof has begun and is expected to be completed in about eight weeks.

Sir Bob Murray CBE, Chair of Trustees of the Foundation of Light said: “The Beacon of Light is certainly getting lots of people talking but many people are still unsure about what it is.

It will include a mix of education, employment and skills training as well as sports and wellbeing facilities for young and old.

There will be world-class facilities for 12 sports, and spaces for live events alongside opportunities to get further education or training with leading names like Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food and Arriva plc.

“The centre will also offer health and wellness MOTs as well as opportunities to improve lifestyle from advice on good nutrition to support with weight management and smoking.

 

The Beacon will be a first for the UK and will be a real asset for the city. It will be a centre for people of all ages and from all backgrounds and not for elite sports men and women. It has been developed to provide opportunities for local people and we expect to welcome thousands through its doors every week.

“While many community and social services have been cut back in recent years due to austerity cuts, this is our bright and positive vision for the future.

“By combining all these facilities in one place the Foundation believes it will attract and inspire even more people to learn more, do more and be more. And in some cases, it will literally transform lives.”

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Our delivery teams using today's #CPD session at the @FoL_Beacon to focus on developing #Ofsted-ready lesson plans… https://t.co/EHXE4vPCPm


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