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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!

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 hours ago

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

13 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

14 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

23 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

Paralympics hero named Foundation trustee

27 June 2018

Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of the country’s most successful ever Paralympians and a leading campaigner for the development of sport in the UK, has joined the Board of Trustees at North East Charity Foundation of Light.

Competing at five Paralympic Games between 1988 and 2004, Grey-Thompson won 11 gold medals, four silver and one bronze in wheelchair racing events (100-800m and 4x100m).

Since retiring from competition, she has taken several posts mainly focused on sport and fitness participation, including chairing the board of ukactive, a not-for-profit industry association whose central stated vision is to get more people, more active, more often and to improve the nation’s health by promoting active lifestyles.

Established in 2001 originally as the community charity of Sunderland AFC, Foundation of Light has grown to become one of the largest and best-developed sports and education charities in the country.

The Foundation has started to move into the Beacon of Light, the new one-of-a-kind £20m community hub based next to the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

Among the Beacon of Light’s facilities are: three indoor sports courts for netball, basketball and futsal; 12 badminton courts; six five-a-side 3G pitches; and a seven-a-side 4G indoor pitch.

It will also become a central hub for disability sport within the region.

Sir Bob Murray CBE, chair of trustees at Foundation of Light made the appointment following the last Trustee meeting of the charity in May.

“I am delighted to welcome Dame Thompson to our Board of Trustees,” Sir Bob commented. “She has been a leading light and force for good within sport for a long time now and her expertise, passion and insight will help us improve even more lives within the North East.”

 

I am very proud to be joining Foundation of Light’s Board of Trustees at such an exciting time.

The Beacon of Light especially offers a fantastic opportunity for so many people to improve their health and lives, and I look forward to helping them make the most of it.

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Grey-Thompson joins a trustee board comprising of leading figures from the worlds of: education; health and wellbeing; sport and play; and the world of work/industry and enterprise.

The current Trustees of Foundation of Light are: Sir Bob Murray CBE; Kate Adie OBE DL; George Clarke; Paul Collingwood MBE; Steve Cram CBE; The Rt Hon The Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, PC; Colonel The Hon James Ramsbotham DL; Sir Tim Rice; and Sir Peter Vardy DL.

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