Foundation of Light has launched a new community fundraising scheme which gives Sunderland AFC fans, local businesses and the charity’s supporters the chance to pledge their support for the award-winning charity’s work by purchasing a personalised boot tile.
The 140mm x 350mm silver brushed dibond tiles are sculpted into the shape of a football boot and will be displayed indefinitely in the home of SAFC’s official charity, the Beacon of Light, on a specially created ‘Friends of the Foundation’ wall.
The bespoke boot tiles cost £250+VAT and can be personalised in full colour with names, messages or company logos. The stunning tiles are the perfect present for Black Cats fans or a lovely memorial plaque for supporters who have passed away.
Foundation of Light Commercial Director, Phil King, said: “The Foundation of Light is one of the UK’s leading football foundations, delivering over 40 sport, education, employability and health programmes across the North East. Over the past 18 years we have improved the lives of over 400,000 people in our community.
Just one boot tile provides us with enough funding to run a disability sports session for 70 children or give 30 secondary school children the chance to take part programmes teaching them employability skills.
“Since we opened the doors to the award-winning Beacon of Light, we have seen over 6,000 people a week visit the building, making it one the busiest destinations in Sunderland. It is becoming a much-loved community hub with opportunities for all.
“The Friends of the Foundation wall will really add to our visitor experience, as well as showcase our Friends who are helping us make a real difference to local lives.”
Written By CHRIS FRYATT
24 June 2019