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RT @BeaconofLight: 💼 Foundation of Light are hosting a Jobs Fair at the Beacon of Light to showcase opportunities available across the city…

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🔜 Check out our timetable of holiday courses for February half-term. ⚽ Perfect way to keep the kids entertained.… https://t.co/bvXflOlIqW

RT @SAFCFoL: 🤸‍♂️#FITBLACKCATS is a free health course to motivate #SAFC fans. 👊 12 supporters lost an average of 5kg each over the 12 we…

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🌟 A glowing endorsement of our #FITBLACKCATS course, courtesy of Craig. If you’re interested in the free health an… https://t.co/sXarAJtAho

💙 People experience mental health problems all year round, not just on #BlueMonday 🧠 Our #BeAGameChanger programme… https://t.co/va9cpHKvSP

RT @MMC_Research: Such fantastic news for our friends at @SAFCFoL.

#𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙝𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙩𝙖𝙜 Mental health can affect 𝙖𝙣𝙮 one on 𝙖𝙣𝙮 day Let’s remind ourselves of the positive… https://t.co/1AZFz1bkU5

🤸‍♂️#FITBLACKCATS is a free health course to motivate #SAFC fans. 👊 12 supporters lost an average of 5kg each ove… https://t.co/q7UOkuYcOq

𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗜𝗡! 🔜 Our timetable of holiday courses for February half-term is the perfect way to keep the kids enter… https://t.co/mTR352oFex

RT @farooqhakim68: Privileged to attend @BeaconofLight and see @sunderland_cc grant @SunderlandAFC FA Cup squad of 1973 the Freedom of the…

⚽️ Our #ManvFat league returns! If you've not given it a go before, come along and give it a try... https://t.co/yOU8w3ZMDq

🤸‍♀️ Here’s Mollie with a quick introduction to our free FIT BLACK CATS health and fitness programme. 🔴⚪️… https://t.co/ZormBG9UhA

1️⃣1️⃣ years ago today a last-gasp Asamoah Gyan equaliser saved #SAFC’s derby day blushes at the @StadiumOfLighthttps://t.co/R3LhKBmCW9

❤️ Hᴇʟᴘ ᴜs ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴀ ᴅɪғғᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇ... Join us in 2022, we have a number of job opportunities available 👉… https://t.co/Rc50NZZYC5

🔴⚪️ It’s matchday! We’re not at the SoL today, so there’ll be no 𝙃𝘼’𝙒𝘼𝙔 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔 lottery. 🍻 You can still lend yo… https://t.co/K54SnxbfRu

💚 Jᴏɪɴ ᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜᴅᴀʏ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ We're looking for people to support our matchday lottery: ▪️ sell tickets to #SAFC fans… https://t.co/5r5Bb5DnmA

🏠 Part time role available at our @BeaconofLight home - yes, we’re biased, but it’s an amazing place to work ⤵️ https://t.co/xJrda2A44Q

YEARBOOK REFLECTS ON 2018/19 SUCCESSES

Foundation of Light is proud to launch its latest Yearbook which celebrates our work in our communities and tells the stories of those whose lives we have helped to change.

With the theme of ‘The Measure of Success’ 2018/19 has been one of the most transformational years within the Foundation’s history as we delivered 394,343 contact hours across the North East through our portfolio of award-winning programmes.

Sir Bob Murray CBE, Foundation of Light’s Chair of Trustees said: “We continue to receive regional, national and international recognition accolades for our lifechanging work across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham communities; with a growing reputation for pushing boundaries, thinking differently and creating trailblazing programmes.

From humble beginnings 18 years ago to now over 100 full-time staff and a magnificent home in the Beacon, it is an honour to be at the helm of this fantastic and inspirational charity

“Despite our success we will never lose sight of why we are here and the difference we make every day by inspiring and supporting thousands of people across the region.

“But sadly, we need to do more. We are living in challenging and ever-changing times…impacting the poorest, most isolated and overlooked members in our communities.

“Now more than ever, the Foundation of Light matters. It matters to the whole community. It matters to the people of Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham.”

A few of our highlights include:

  • Worked with over 20,000 course registrants
  • Supported 2,338 people with a disability
  • Helped 1,099 young people and adults gain qualifications or accreditations
  • Worked with over 280 businesses
  • Supported 174 volunteers
  • For every £1 invested in the Foundation £29 was saved in the public purse

Lesley Spuhler OBE, Foundation CEO added: “The opening of the Beacon of Light was a high point of my time as CEO; a new home to the Foundation and a stunning, physical representation of our work, and our role, within its community.

“In its first year of operation, we’ve welcomed an average of 6,000 visitors a week through our doors and supported an additional 20,000 children, young people and families in sport, education or employability through our programmes.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support.  Whether you have been with us from the beginning, have only recently joined us or if this is your first interaction with us – thank you for being part of our story.”

You can view our full yearbook online

Written By Kay James

20 May 2020

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