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RT @JackGray1997: @SAFCFoL Coaches Coffee Club returns on Tuesday 19th January 4:15pm-5:15pm! @ScottN1504 will be leading the event on “Th…

☕ The ever-popular Coaches' Coffee Club has returned during lockdown. 📊 This week's hot topic was the xG Theory,… https://t.co/hUZVhuOW4b

𝗜𝗖𝗬𝗠𝗜 @baileywright92 gets a grilling from our budding stars during a Zoom Q&A... Watch ▶️ https://t.co/oj1Hqfn57j… https://t.co/m7JkCWihyI

𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙬 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙨? 🤗 Help us understand your thoughts and perceptions about charitable causes across the north… https://t.co/VwEzWJ5w2h

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Another excellent virtual session this morning @SAFCFoL Skills, Q&A’s with the coaches and great advice for the kids!…

👏 Congratulations @Charliewyke1 on your hat-trick v @AFCWimbledon this afternoon. 🙌 Big win for @SunderlandAFC on… https://t.co/kZ9Caufuq4

RT @BlcSafc: Reaching out for support shows strength .. Our virtual @SunderlandAFC match day mental health hub with @washingtonmind is avai…

🥳 Many happy returns to the King! ⚽️ Chris Maguire turns 32 today, let’s hope he can add to his three goals so far… https://t.co/LpVVwV0N8u

🔴⚪⚽ ...It's matchday! 🔜 There may be no 𝙃𝘼’𝙒𝘼𝙔 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔 draw today but get your tickets now for Tuesday night 👉… https://t.co/K7MkMG1HHM

RT @EFLTrust: .@RishiSunak thanks our EFL Clubs and Community organisations as we focus on providing opportunities for unemployed young peo…

🪚 Carving out opportunities for our young people. 🤩 Some of the handy work on show during our one-to-one woodwork… https://t.co/aYi4rfbyti

🏃🏼‍♂️ Love this! Keep it up, Archie - but don’t tire yourself out before you’ve baked those cakes you promised ever… https://t.co/3nVvGW5wIR

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Can’t thank @baileywright92 enough! Such an inspirational Q&A session with Mason & the #FolPlayerDevelopment kids last…

🤸 Don't forget our PE and Dance activity sessions take place at 1.30pm every afternoon for kids - and parents - of… https://t.co/JV81WkO3Bm

Great to have @LukeOnien on board as one of our @PFA ambassadors for the 2020-21 season. Your support is really a… https://t.co/y56R5Z0gfe

🇺🇸 Our star in stripes! Good luck, Austin 👊 https://t.co/mq4fZDOvdX

👀 Don't touch the jelly babies... @baileywright92 shares some superstitions with young players from our Developmen… https://t.co/Xobvs9iorH

💻 #SAFC's @baileywright92 took to the hot seat as he was grilled by our Player Development Centre kids via Zoom.… https://t.co/CEfSH3WJTB

RT @BlcSafc: As we can't be at @SAFCFoL in person with @washingtonmind on Saturday, our virtual mental health will be available between 12…

🤔 Kids who are missing our football sessions have come up with a 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 to stay active while fundraisin… https://t.co/rv2RLz3yCE

Rosalind finds friendship thanks to Foundation

For years, Rosalind Copeland from Southwick, Sunderland, has been an active member of her community.

An ex-councillor, the 76-year-old is a familiar face in the region, volunteering for a variety of causes and keeping herself busy after her husband passed away 12 years ago.

But when the pandemic struck in March, Rosalind took the decision to shield in her home, cutting herself off from the community she so dearly loves and the regular social interactions she needs.

Thanks to the support of the Foundation of Light’s Tackling Loneliness Together programme, Rosalind is now getting support to stay mentally and physically healthy at home.

The Foundation gifted Rosalind a tablet so she can access a range of activities including bingo, quizzes, Sit and Be Fit Seated Chair exercises classes and Football Banter talk-ins.

Foundation staff have even gone the extra mile to help by providing Rosalind with activity packs, regular befriending phone calls and garden-gate visits including delivering a cake to her on her birthday.

“It’s companionship.” Rosalind explains. “I haven’t met the people in person but being able to talk to them over Zoom and having something to do and look forward to on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday is very worthwhile. It’s helped me focus on today and then I focus on the next one and the next one. Whereas before I had nothing to look forward to.

“This is something that’s cheered me up. The exercises, doing the quiz etc. I’ve actually never won at bingo in my life, and I’ve won twice. I’m chuffed to bits.

“When I’m doing the exercises, it’s really good because I’ve got arthritis. When it comes to the quiz, I’m useless but I’ve got to wrack me brains and I’ve got to think. On Fridays for the football and listening to Sunderland in the past, it’s absolutely marvellous.”

Rosalind is just one of over 1,000 older people the Foundation has supported through lockdown. Hundreds of care packages have also been distributed to ensure that the most vulnerable in our communities are looked after during these difficult and challenging times.

It costs just £5 to support an older person with befriending calls and an activity pack. With only short-term funding available, we want to continue to support people like Rosalind until at least March 2021, to help them get through the tough winter months.

So help us help them by donating today.

How you can support the Foundation this Christmas:

8 December 2020

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