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🎖 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

⏳ Back in 2010, Kenwyne Jones visited Lumley Junior School in Chester-le-Street, to join pupils on our Family Learn… https://t.co/4hRIG82ZTW

😍 Check out these 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐁𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 causing a stir in the kitchen @BeaconofLight We still have places on some family co… https://t.co/br4V7jFwwv

🤗 𝙾𝙿𝙿𝙾𝚁𝚃𝚄𝙽𝙸𝚃𝙸𝙴𝚂 𝙵𝙾𝚁 @weare_livin 𝚃𝙴𝙽𝙰𝙽𝚃𝚂 𝚃𝙷𝙸𝚂 𝚂𝚄𝙼𝙼𝙴𝚁 All sessions are free to join, book now 👉… https://t.co/Ivvl4JWcjM

🙌 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙊’𝙉𝙞𝙚𝙣 we have a message from 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧… @LukeONien is leading the charge in our #FitForFoL challenge 🏅… https://t.co/mdtIbumUaH

🎉 Today marks 10 years of the @EFLTrust supporting thousands of young people through @NCS! 🤗 We are so proud to co… https://t.co/Lt4G5D4lFr

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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