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🎉 Happy birthday Super Kev - the 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 English winner of the European Golden Boot! Thank you for your ongoing suppo… https://t.co/2aQ4IC0hpA

🌍 Week 2 of 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙉𝙀𝙏 𝙎𝙐𝙋𝙀𝙍 𝙇𝙀𝘼𝙂𝙐𝙀 campaign and we're climbing the table... Get involved 🔗 https://t.co/ngW6bA0XYn… https://t.co/JVYovzn93Y

🎯 Has lockdown made you re-evaluate your life-goals? We’ve been presented with a unique volunteering opportunity t… https://t.co/9dCh14YqP9

RT @BeaconofLight: 🤔 Have you been 🔙 to the Beacon yet⁉️ Monday: 7am-9pm Tuesday: 7am-10pm Wednesday: 7am- 9pm Thursday: 7am-10pm Friday:…

- 𝚂𝙰𝚃𝚄𝚁𝙳𝙰𝚈 𝙼𝙾𝚁𝙽𝙸𝙽𝙶 𝚂𝚄𝙼𝙼𝙴𝚁 𝚃𝙾𝚄𝚁𝙽𝙰𝙼𝙴𝙽𝚃𝚂 - ▪️ Sat 14th August - Under-8s, 9am-12pm ▪️ Sat 28th August - Under-7s, 9… https://t.co/eYVLah56jx

🎖 Families of those who have served have enjoyed free activities @BeaconofLight, thanks to our partnership with… https://t.co/1wAnPI4uou

🤖 𝗦𝗣𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗢 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗢𝗘𝗦 Great day of code cracking for youngsters on our holiday courses… Know someone who’d enjoy taking… https://t.co/LZEGAITb8n

👊 In an effort to combat holiday hunger, youngsters on our summer courses have enjoyed a packed lunch each day and… https://t.co/LjQCqr5NQg

🧠 @ParagonCC_UK were on of the first companies to get involved with the #BeAGameChanger programme. Staff well-bein… https://t.co/hM2Bf2HWVW

𝑱𝒐𝒃 𝒗𝒂𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 #𝑻𝒆𝒂𝒎𝑭𝒐𝑳 🔺 Skills Officer 🔺 Recruitment Lead 🔺 Matchday Lottery Sellers 🔺 Physiotherapist 🔺 F… https://t.co/O7dVw2eNUc

🤝 We’ve partnered with I Am Team GB and their free Festival of Sport this summer! Join us on Sunday 15 August – e… https://t.co/Pp6N1EJgY0

👏 A great showcase for the #BeAGameChanger programme. Well done to everyone involved https://t.co/Iwxrq2JLFw

⛳ 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊 𝐓𝐎 𝐆𝐎 We're looking forward to welcoming teams to our Golf Day @RamsideGolfClub Find out more about… https://t.co/Nuo4hjSwIZ

💥 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙙! 🎯 Our very own #pingdemic at the Beacon of Light today. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/jivXid8HZd

😁👍 Big ❤️ for the inflatables! https://t.co/v9gIQC71WY

And it’s end to end stuff with these little dribblers! 💥 https://t.co/UYIobuh4Vq

It’s that time again! 🤗 The inflatables are out! #SummerAtTheBeacon https://t.co/JSf0X5c5QO

RT @BeaconofLight: 🏆 @SAFCFoL's first-ever #BeAGameChanger Tournament brought local businesses together to raise awareness of mental health…

🔥 𝙋𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 Our @FoLScholars players enjoying another pre-season session in the sun! https://t.co/AQ3DwpbYkd

💦 We can all do our bit to save water… https://t.co/lfukYlMmEm

Show you care on International Day of Charity

Since 2001, the Foundation of Light has supported thousands of people across Sunderland to live healthier and happier lives.

International Day of Charity falls this weekend and the football club’s official charity would love for fans to show their support to their cause.

Recognised as the best football in the community scheme outside of the Premier League, the Foundation run a range of programmes designed to overcome regional challenges such as unemployment, obesity, poor mental health and social isolation.

Alongside partners including Sunderland City Council, they work to make Sunderland a better place for everyone, through innovative community projects in education, employability and health and wellbeing.

Programmes are accessible to all at the Foundation’s Beacon of Light base and through local schools and community centres across the city.

But the Foundation needs your help!

WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO?

£1 pays for a young child to take part in a football session, building a lifelong love of sport and preventing obesity.

£4 pays for an older person to attend activities helping them stay socially active and improving their physical and mental health.

£15 supports a family to learn how to cook a healthy meal on a budget, bringing families together to have fun and stay healthy.£20 supports a teenager to become work ready by teaching them key enterprise and employment skills.

SIX WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1 GIVE AS YOU EARN (GAYE)

Donations made through ‘Give as You Earn’ (GAYE) are paid direct from your employer to your chosen charity. It is a tax-effective way of donating to good causes, meaning the charity receives more money than you donate.

Money is taken from your salary after National Insurance contributions are removed, but before Income Tax is calculated and deducted.

To donate through GAYE, you simply have to notify your payroll department how the amount you want to give and payments will continue until you discontinue them.

Through GAYE, your money can help more people than through a standard donation – it costs you LESS to give MORE!

2 ONE-OFF DONATIONS
We are always appreciative when people make a one-off donation – big or small, every penny counts.

Personal donations may be eligible for Gift Aid, allowing us to claim tax back on the donation. This means your donation may be worth 25% more to us than it is to you.

Donate online via www.justgiving.com/safcor text FOLQUID to 70085 to donate £1

3 TAKE ON A CHALLENGE

Do you fancy taking on the challenge of a lifetime and running a marathon, completing a skydive, scale a mountain or complete a long-range cycle? We might be able to help!

Our expert Fundraising Team is on hand to support you to fundraise for us. We receive places for the Great North Run, and Sunderland 10km and Half Marathon, as well as organising our own events like the Lambton 10km and the International Cycle Challenge.

Or if you fancy something a little less strenuous, our team can support you to host your own event – from cake sales to fashion shows, talk-ins and pub quizzes.

4 BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FOUNDATION

Show your support for the Foundation by making your mark on the Beacon of Light by purchasing a tile on our ‘Friends of the Foundation’ wall.

For £250+VAT you can put a message or dedication that will become a permanent fixture in the fantastic community venue. A fantastic gift or memorial for the SAFC fan in your life!

5 VOLUNTEER
If you can’t give your money why not give your time?

There are lots of personal and professional benefits to volunteering including learning new skills, meeting new people and, most importantly, having fun doing something you know is making a difference to other people’s lives.

Whether it’s taking part in fundraising events and collections, helping us connect with our communities whilst raising vital funds, or giving your time to support a specific project using your skills and knowledge, you’ll have played your part in making Sunderland better for everyone.

Our Volunteer Co-ordinator will ensure that you have the support necessary to get the most

out of your time and help you find an opportunity that’s right for you.

6 FOLLOW ON SOCIAL

Follow the Foundation of Light on Twitter – https://twitter.com/SAFCFoL
Like their official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SAFCFoL
Subscribe to their YouTube channel –  http://bit.ly/SAFCFoLYT
Follow their Instagram updates – https://www.instagram.com/foundationoflight

 

Written By Kate Smith

4 September 2020

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