Youngsters have kickstarted their summer holidays learning new skills thanks to Foundation of Light’s partnership with Veterans in Crisis and Armed Forces Covenant Fund.
Julie Brown and her grandson Charlie were able to enjoy time together at the Beacon of Light through a specially organised programme of events.
The 12-year-old from Town End Farm was excited to join the Sphero session, dedicated to coding and computer science, something he’d been enjoying at his after-school club.
As soon as Julie saw that the session was taking place, she was keen to get involved: “Charlie is really into his computer programming and has been doing a lot of coding so I knew he’d enjoy it.
“When he leaves school, he’s said he’s like to work with animation and computer games so having the chance to take part in these activities is a great opportunity from Foundation of Light and Veteran’s In Crisis,” Julie added.
“I’m also a big supporter of the work the Veterans in Crisis do, they really are a lifeline to families throughout Sunderland. This is just another example of the good work they’ve been doing during lockdown and now as we come out of it.”
Free activities for families of veterans and those who have served and are regularly hosted by the Foundation of Light and Veterans in Crisis thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.
For more information on the sessions available during the summer break or to book a place visit Veterans In Crisis Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VeteransInCrisisSunderland
20 July 2021