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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
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9 hours ago

@SportBetty @centrepointuk @StadiumOfLight Sleep well team 💤 ✊

9 hours ago

@PEnthusiast Thank you and congratulations on the win!

9 hours ago

Additional sleeping bags at the ready. It's starting to get cold now ❄ @centrepointuk https://t.co/dykSzcq9Z0

10 hours ago

Two great opportunities for teenagers aged 16+ to get involved with. https://t.co/ovYPiLChXc

10 hours ago

Phil from the Foundation and @BeaconofLight and Martin from @centrepointuk saying a few words about the importance… https://t.co/XyLLwTXyty

11 hours ago

A visit from @SunderlandAFC 's Robbin Ruiter and Alim Ozturk who met our team who are taking part in #SleepOuthttps://t.co/mZcCAeXB8C

11 hours ago

My week on Twitter 🎉: 185 Mentions, 132K Mention Reach, 204 Likes, 32 Retweets, 1.83M Retweet Reach. See yours with… https://t.co/42wuJlyw1U

12 hours ago

Thank you for your support and enjoy tonight. https://t.co/OUn9gLjWIw

12 hours ago

Matchday Kickabout - Saturday 17th November 12.00pm - 1.30pm. Bring your child to the Beacon of Light for a pre-mat… https://t.co/sQco44nKSe

13 hours ago

Sleeping bags out and one fundraiser @StadiumOfLight looking excited for #SleepOut @centrepointuk https://t.co/DZz5O6sy8o

14 hours ago

We are delighted to launch a new Girls Futsal programme on Friday evenings in partnership with @slandfutsalclubhttps://t.co/rzsu3CLG0b

15 hours ago

Get your family into the festive spirit by joining us, @RedSkyBall and @SunderlandBID this Christmas for a Reindeer… https://t.co/e2kziQ7S7x

18 hours ago

We sat down with Michael, who is guest speaker at our #CoachesClinic tomorrow @BeaconofLight to get more of an insi… https://t.co/CSbx1maAzv

22 hours ago

We're really excited about this workshop - get in touch for more info. https://t.co/pXtqnWaXlw

Nov 15

RT @RokerReport: Phil is doing a great job at the @BeaconofLight - the facility really is something to be proud of. Listen to Sir Bob Murr…

Nov 14

One of the country’s leading deaf football clubs @SunderlandDFC are looking for new players! https://t.co/bJP6syQCPY

Nov 14

Thanks Phil. Pleased you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you soon. https://t.co/z5axHc5rxh

Nov 14

Thank you to the 10 schools who took part in the @EFLTrust Kids Cup girls tournament. Congratulations to St Josephs… https://t.co/PWWyDV1RpR

Cyclists complete Croatian Coastal Challenge

18 June 2018

A team of cyclists used pedal power to complete a gruelling 250-mile ride across Croatia and raise vital funds for Sunderland AFC’s official charity Foundation of Light.

The 32 riders, including SAFC cult hero Julio Arca, set off from Dubrovnik on Thursday and reached their final destination, Split, on Sunday evening.

The Argentinean, who has so far raised over £1,300 through his JustGiving page, was among the first to pay tribute to all those who supported the riders.

He said: “I feel great, and rewarded after all the hard work we did over the four days. To be honest, it was difficult, especially for me.

It was the first time I’d done something like that, but it was really rewarding to see everyone cross the finish line.

We knew it was going to be tough, but it was a mental challenge as well as a physical one.

“The support we received from everyone and the people who looked after us was absolutely fantastic.”

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for the Foundation as a result of the annual event which has previously included Brussels to Paris, Poland to Prague and the French Atlantic Coast to the French Mediterranean coast.

Among the others to take part was Gavin Slark, Chief Executive of event sponsors Grafton Group plc. “This is the seventh year we’ve sponsored the ride,” Gavin added: “The Foundation does unbelievable work, and I think the people of Sunderland and the area really benefit from the work the Foundation does.

“My team and I keep coming back because we think it’s such a special charity doing such special work in an incredible city.”

Cycle Challenge veteran and former Sunderland Echo editor Rob Lawson described the event as the toughest challenge to date. “Most riders would agree that this is the most difficult one we’ve completed yet,” he said. “The climbs were tough, because this time around we did about 23,000ft worth of climbing over four days, which is a lot.

“It was also very warm for most of it, which added to the difficulty. This was the first time Julio has took part and he was absolutely brilliant.”

Foundation of Light’s Croatian Coastal Cycle Challenge is supported by international building materials distributor Grafton Group plc and logistics specialists OSE European.

To register your interest in the 2019 Foundation Cycle Challenge, email info@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5515191.

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