Loading

Add Attendee

Parental consent

Please note we request only parents/legal guardians responsible for the child/children complete all registration forms. Registration forms completed by any other party will not be accepted. This is to ensure that we have the correct consent/information required

You currently do not have any courses in your basket. Click here to view our Courses.

FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
SOCIAL MEDIA

🤩 Kids on our @NCS programme showed #SAFC's @georgedobson97 what the scheme was all about during a recent visit. T… https://t.co/jO0ogA549S

2 hours ago
  • NCS
  • @NCS

⭐ In the last year, young people we work with through the @NCS programme have been involved in many projects...… https://t.co/whumOqOmaJ

4 hours ago
  • NCS
  • @NCS

#WorldYouthSkillsDay gives us the opportunity to showcase the great work being done by the young people we work w… https://t.co/SQmc53Nsmq

🥳 A very happy birthday to @tomwhitemedia Enjoy your day, and thank you for your continuous support. You can cat… https://t.co/yoP5c15ohK

🌟Stay tuned this #WorldYouthSkillsDay as we highlight the progress of kids we work with. In the last year, our act… https://t.co/c85JBTaXpr

RT @BeaconofLight: A big thank you to Alexander from @SAFCFoL's Making Moves programme, who stopped by to add his painted pebbles to #Berti

🎂 Many happy returns to #SAFC legend @GordonIanArmst1 Make sure you celebrate your birthday like an 88th minute wi… https://t.co/PQcEXqNwOh

🤗 Having Harry join in our sessions not only improved his own confidence, but it also played a key role in helping… https://t.co/eeMfccrYRZ

💙 Ashton's heart condition has not stopped him from joining in our @BBCCiN dance classes during lockdown 👉… https://t.co/Bgse5WgT6n

🤗 We offer a wide range of disability programmes to ensure everyone across the north east can enjoy an active lifes… https://t.co/lLVpZqbcf6

🤝 In partnership with @LinrowEducation, the Foundation regularly hosts #DisabilityChampions workshops, providing a… https://t.co/ltVhKsQ3zO

🙌We rather enjoyed Lee's stint on the Catt-walk during our charity fashion show... https://t.co/gCdNR9MsdF https://t.co/4UQNkD5zuP

♿ Not all disabilities can be seen. We'd much rather concentrate on the ability of a person 👉… https://t.co/24Ef7TjkgM

👏Thank you to everyone who took part in our Grand In Your Hand match day lottery survey. Garry was one of those wh… https://t.co/oZMX5cV46A

💥 Another industrious morning for our @FoLScholars, putting in the time @BeaconofLight https://t.co/O0PUYl0XnI

😅 As ever, the @FoLScholars are delighted to get a ball to their feet after taskmaster @steviemc225 puts them throu… https://t.co/204zY05jWF

💪 No let-up as our @FoLScholars are back to it @BeaconofLight today... https://t.co/UIc1JGVOxk

😁 You can donate to the Foundation of Light every time you shop online via Amazon Smile, it’s exactly the same as A… https://t.co/6yA5XWrxDT

RT @steviemc225: Excellent to be back training with our @FoLScholars! 35 girls training throughout the day in socially distanced groups of…

SAFC helps tackle increasing numbers of railway risk takers

The EFL Trust has today launched a new partnership with Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) to help tackle the increasing number of people risking their lives on the railway.

Sunderland AFC and its official charity, Foundation of Light, will be part of the project that will help to educate and raise awareness of the dangers of the railway network to young people.

New figures released today reveal over 250 incidents a week have been recorded by people taking risks on the railway – taking short-cuts, capturing photos and even ‘train surfing’ – sometimes with tragic consequences. Young people (under 18s) make up one of the largest categories, responsible for a third of all cases.

All 72 EFL Clubs will be involved in the campaign with activity ranging from social media posts to player messages. Clubs who are within the trespass incident hot spot will run workshops in their local communities.

We are proud to join Network Rail, the British Transport Police and our fellow EFL clubs in highlighting the dangers of trespassing on railway lines.

We will be emphasising the message across our programmes that by stepping out on railway tracks could kill you or leave you with catastrophic, life-changing injuries.

Andy Grant, Head of Education

Allan Spence, head of passenger & public safety at Network Rail, said: “Children, and adults alike, continue to risk their lives by stepping out onto the track and it has to stop. Every day we see almost 40 incidents and each one could be a potential catastrophe leading to life-changing injuries or even death.”

The ‘You vs. Train’ campaign launched last year by the rail industry and British Transport Police saw incidents involving children reduce by 12%, but this vulnerable group continue to be at high risk. Responding to the continued problem, the industry’s railway trespass group has this year launched a new phase of the You vs. Train campaign, forming partnerships with the EFL Trust & StreetGames to drive the rail safety message directly to this hard-to-reach group.

At the heart of the issue is a lack of understanding and awareness of the risks. Research undertaken amongst teenagers last year found that, while most are aware that the railway is a dangerous place, most of them don’t realise quite how dangerous it is or the specific dangers they face when they step on the track.

Mike Evans, Director of Operations at The EFL Trust, said: “Bringing about positive change in the community is at the very core of The EFL Trust’s values. Football can be an enormous force for good and have a profoundly positive impact on communities – so we are looking forward to helping tackle this issue in those areas where children and young people are particularly vulnerable.”

A new film highlighting the hidden dangers of the railway has been launched across social media alongside new content telling the story of Tom – a young boy who suffered life-changing injuries in 2014 when he was electrocuted by the overhead power cables – and his family, to illustrate the life-changing impact that the accident has had on them.

To watch the new video and find out how to keep young people safe on the railway visit www.YouVsTrain.co.uk

Written By CHRIS FRYATT

8 May 2019

Latest Tweet

🤩 Kids on our @NCS programme showed #SAFC's @georgedobson97 what the scheme was all about during a recent visit. T… https://t.co/jO0ogA549S


about 2 hours ago
  • Arriva-Logo-2018
  • barclays-thumb
  • catepillar-logo
  • durham-county-council
  • EFL-Partner-Logo
  • fa-logo
  • karbon-logo
  • livin-logo-2018
  • premier-league-logo
  • Springboard-Logo
  • south-tyneside-thumb
  • SAFC_Grey
  • sunderland-thumb
  • Tesco Bank Logo