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MORE THAN JUST A FOOTBALL CHARITY foundationof light.co.uk Foundation of Light

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REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1089333

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THE FOUNDATION OF LIGHT IS MUCH MORE THAN A FOOTBALL CHARITY. SPORT INSPIRES AND MOTIVATES MANY PEOPLE TO MAKES CHANGES BUT TO ONLY CONSIDER SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS, MISSES THE GREATER AND LONG-LASTING IMPACTS IT MAKES EVERY DAY. READ ON TO SEE EXACTLY HOW WE ARE USING SPORT TO CHANGE LIVES.

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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT LIGHTING THE WAY FOR OTHERS... Welcome to our annual yearbook and a new era for Foundation of Light. This year we completed our ambitious move into the landmark Beacon of Light, our new £20m home and a centre of opportunity for the whole region. The Beacon holds a special place in my heart as a gift from the Foundation to every man, woman and child in Sunderland and beyond. As a football-inspired charity, it sets us apart from all others, fusing together

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the best of what football and sport can encourage, motivate and achieve. The Beacon provides us with a unique place to welcome all generations and a setting to perfectly complement partner strategies to continue to revitalise, rejuvenate and strengthen our region. As part of the campaign to build the Beacon we were very lucky to be welcomed into Buckingham Palace by HRH the Countess of Wessex GCVO, who has been an enthusiastic champion of our work for more than 15 years. As a key supporter of the Foundation, I feel


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CONTENTS 04 TALENT SPOTTERS

20 ACHIEVERS

06 SCHOLARS

22 IN SAFE HANDS

08 TEAM PLAYERS

24 BUSINESS LEADERS

10 ACHIEVERS

26 SUPPORTERS

12 GAME CHANGERS

29 PROTECTORS

14 LEADERS

30 OPPORTUNITY MAKERS

16 MOTIVATORS

31 BACK ROOM STAFF

18 INNOVATORS

2018 SAW THE BEACON OF LIGHT OPEN ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC

that the Beacon would not have been built without her support and I cannot thank her enough for her commitment to our cause. Our relationship with our parent football club has also been revived and reinvigorated with Sunderland AFC owner Stewart Donald joining our board of Trustees, and work behind the scenes is underway to further embed the Foundation in SAFC’s broader community engagement strategy that will pay dividends for even more people in this region.

I hope you will explore the Beacon for yourself and agree there is nowhere else quite like it. I’m especially proud it’s a first for the North East as well as the UK and I am certain it will inspire many more people to try something new, learn more or do more and change thousands of lives for the better.

SIR BOB MURRAY CBE CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

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SUPPORTED OVER 2,065 PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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Disability Awareness sessions in Primary Schools teaching pupils and staff.

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TALENT SPOTTERS MIA | SHINING LIGHT Dance helped Mia find her voice. Mia is a very shy young girl with downs syndrome and learning difficulties who is non-verbal most of the time. Since she started attending our disability dance after-school club she has transformed into being far more confident, and enthusiastic about dance and play. She has learned five full dance routines off by heart (including one

Lots to play at a Disability Festival at the Beacon of Light.

EQUALITY GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

using props) and loves to show off her moves. Dance lessons with our specialist coaches increased Mia’s confidence enough for us to spot her incredible talent but more importantly give her a vehicle through which she can express herself and have fun. Sometimes all it takes is a different activity or a different approach to help people shine.

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Duncan Watmore and Tom Flanagan helping children improve their literacy at a Primary Stars event.

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Helping adults develop their skills and find employment at our Karbon Chester-le-Street Outreach Centre.

French and English students taking part in the international Erasmus project.

1,604 QUALIFICATIONS/ ACCREDITATIONS GAINED

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SCHOLARS

CAMERON | A RISING STAR Cameron converted a love of football into a University place. Part of the first ever group to complete the two-year football scholarship with us, Cameron was a role model student establishing himself as captain of the squad and achieving remarkable results on and off the pitch. In the programme, youngsters access high-level football coaching and compete in a national league whilst undertaking qualifications. Cameron’s footballing prowess was considerable,

but it was his academic drive that stood out and he achieved a triple distinction which he used to gain a place at Durham University studying Sports Science. We are here to ensure that everybody has a chance of an education, using people’s passion for football, and now the outstanding facilities at the Beacon of Light, to engage them in all types of learning enhancing what our local schools already deliver and bringing new knowledge and skills to adults and families.

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27,756 IMPROVED ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION IN FOOTBALL AND SPORT

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SAFC players supporting one of our coaches at a Primary Stars session.

SAFC Executive Director Charlie Methven, and players, meet family learners.

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TEAM PLAYERS NATHANIEL | SUPPORTED Our team extends way beyond our employees, helping players like Nathaniel and coaches like Jack, become the best they can be. Nathaniel started in our Little Dribblers programme when he was just 18 months old just as coach Jack was completing his traineeship. Jack writes: “He is the most wellbehaved child and his brain is like a sponge. Ever since I have been working with him, he has always been polite and a pleasure to teach and has really helped me develop into the professional coach I have become.

“I always remember his mam reassuring me after I did a session that didn’t go to well when I was only 16 and telling me to keep at it. Now I am coaching Nathaniel as a full-time member of staff on our Promising Little Dribblers programme.” We are lucky enough to be supported by a fantastic team that includes: Sunderland AFC players, directors and fans; parents; local businesses; other community organisations and so many more.

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WORKED WITH OVER 33,279 COURSE REGISTRANTS

DELIVERED OVER 508,550 AGGREGATE CONTACT HOURS

SUPPORTED 144 SCHOOLS INCLUDING 18 SPECIAL SCHOOLS

25,569 PEOPLE RAISED CONFIDENCE 24,705 RAISED MOTIVATION OUR DISABLED YOUNGSTERS WON A NATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

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WORKED WITH 5,731 PARTICIPANTS IN PRIMARY STARS AND ENGAGED 112 SCHOOLS

SAFC CHIEFS GAVE ADVICE TO OUR PREMIER LEAGUE ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE HEAT WINNERS

THE CROATIAN COASTAL CYCLE CHALLENGE RAISED OVER £50,000

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1,911 IMPROVED MATHS SKILLS 2,284 IMPROVED ENGLISH SKILLS Luke O’Nien and SAFC Executive Director Charlie Methven visit local school for ‘Gift of Football’.

Revitalise project providing sport and social opportunities for all ages at Trimdon Dean.

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GAME CHANGERS KARIN | AN INSPIRATION Inspiring grandmother Karin puts family first. Karin, and her family have been through real adversity but, refusing to be beaten, she wanted to demonstrate that whatever happens they are still there for each other. Karin’s daughter suffered two house fires in quick succession, the second just before Christmas 2017, meaning they lost all their presents and most of their personal possessions just after they had got their lives going again. Grandson Deacon and his mother moved in with Karin in her two-bedroom house, not wanting to

live vulnerably on their own. Karin has given up her bedroom for her daughter and now sleeps downstairs. Wanting to show Deacon that they could still have fun together, and bond, she signed up for Family Learning. Despite struggling a lot with reading and writing, finding formal learning a challenge, she has attended both maths and English courses and her skills have markedly improved. What’s more she’s ‘changed the game’ from her family struggling to her family strengthening. We’re committed to giving all families the chance to strengthen those bonds so that they can flourish.

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Families taking part in a healthy cooking class in the Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Kitchen.

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WE HAVE WORKED WITH

1,484 FAMILIES

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8,293 IMPROVED BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDE Kicks sessions giving youngsters the chance to do something positive in their community.

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VOLUNTEERS ENGAGED IN FOUNDATION ACTIVITY


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South Shields

SOUTH TYNESIDE

Cleadon, Whitburn & the Boldons

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Sunderland North

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Washington

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Sunderland West

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SUNDERLAND Sunderland Coalfield

East

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COUNTY DURHAM County Durham

In partnership with Cestria.

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OUR COMMUNITY REACH 1. NORTH DURHAM 2. CHESTER-LE-STREET 3. WASHINGTON 4. BEACON OF LIGHT 5. STADIUM OF LIGHT 6. EAST DURHAM 7. SOUTH DURHAM

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LEADERS ERIN | LEADING THE WAY Erin led the way in her community. Erin joined the Kicks programme in Consett when it was mainly an informal football session for boys. She took a proactive role in getting more teenage girls to attend, introducing new activities focussed on making the sessions more inclusive. This kickstarted a change that sees the session attendance now 70% female. One of the sessions she helped set up was a homework club for teens attending Kicks and younger children

attending the Mini Kickers session, giving the youngsters an opportunity to help each other with school work in a relaxed and sociable environment. Erin also progressed to head of the local youth forum. In the communities we work in, and the outreach centres especially, we aim to empower people to enable the change that they would like to see and steer our work to suit them. Erin is just one of many leaders across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham we are lucky to empower.

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MOTIVATORS RICHARD | ON THE UP! Only a few years ago Richard struggled to leave his home. Now he’s at the front of ours. For many years 26-year-old Richard suffered with severe anxiety, only leaving the house to go to the Job Centre and feeling unable to gain help. During one trip he met our Back in the Game employability team who told him how

they could help him build his confidence and motivation. From there it’s been a long and steady journey for Richard: completing the course; gaining qualifications; volunteering to support others in a similar situation; and he is now employed as a sports assistant at the Beacon of Light.

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With motivation and confidence we’ve been able to support him every step of the way.


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THE ARRIVA WORLD OF WORK ZONE IN THE BEACON OF LIGHT An immersive learning environment where people can gain the skills needed to work in regional industries including catering, digital media and engineering.

APPRENTICESHIPS

LAUNCHED NEW VETERANS EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAMME

We have expanded our apprenticeship programme to market to external businesses operating with a 100% pass rate and a 95% retention rate.

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Men’s Health programme Man v Fat changing lifestyles with 5-a-side.

A CENTRE FOR SPORTING OPPORTUNITY BUT OFFERING SO MUCH MORE ALL FUNDS RAISED BY THE ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE BEACON OF LIGHT GO BACK INTO THE FOUNDATION OF LIGHT

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Families celebrate their achievements with Kevin Ball at the Beacon.

SAFC Manager Jack Ross addresses our Corporate Members at Fixtures Breakfast.


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THE CORE OF THE COMMUNITY BEACON OF LIGHT | LIGHTING UP LIVES

The Beacon is becoming the physical embodiment of Foundation of Light housing all the activity you have read about and much more. We are already delivering a social return on investment through our four delivery zones: education: health and wellbeing; sport and play; and world of work; with

£73m expected to be generated over the next 19 years. Every pound spent within the Beacon from those using it’s sporting facilities, conference space or learning areas, contributes towards this change. It is a regional asset giving us something we need. A beacon of change and a beacon of hope.

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BOXING DAY FAN ZONE WAS ATTENDED BY 3,500 FANS

HOSTED BRING IT ON ENGINEERING EXPO WITH 2,000 ATTENDEES

NORTH EAST AUTOMOTIVE ALLIANCE EXHIBITION ATTENDED BY 350 DELEGATES HOSTED INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS SCHOOLS EVENT WITH 150 PUPILS

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LAUNCHED SAFC BUSINESS LEAGUE WITH SOME OF THE NORTH EAST LEADING COMPANIES OVER 60 ADULT AND JUNIOR NETBALL TEAMS HAVE PLAYED AT THE BEACON

PROGRESSIVE INCLUSIVE VITAL VIBRANT ASPIRATIONAL

HOSTED OUR FIRST CORPORATE TOURNAMENTS AND TEAM BUILDING DAYS

LAUNCHED WALKING FOOTBALL WITH SAFC FORMER PLAYERS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SAW 400 PEOPLE ATTEND ALONGSIDE SAFC PLAYERS

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SAFE HANDS FINANCIALS

Statement of financial activities for the eight month period ended 31 August 2018 (incorporating Income and Expenditure account) (DRAFT AT TIME OF PRINT). Unrestricted Restricted funds funds £ £

Total for the eight Total for the 12 month period month period ending 31 Aug 18 ending 31 Dec 17 £ £

Income from Donations and legacies

15,993

160,797

176,790

325,315

Charitable activities

396,112

1,293,997

1,690,109

3,021,445

Other trading activities

370,333

-

370,333

504,892

1,261

-

1,261

1,779

783,699

1,454,794

2,238,493

3,853,431

Investments Total income

Expenditure on

Raising funds

222,844

-

222,844

402,385

Charitable activities

349,306

1,645,527

1,994,833

3,638,365

Other

-

7,500

7,500

16,314

Total expenditure

572,150

1,653,027

2,225,177

4,057,064

Net income/(expenditure)

211,549

(198,233)

13,316

(203,633)

(199,464)

199,464

-

-

12,085

1,231

13,316

(203,633)

Total funds brought forward

487,499

181,646

669,145

872,778

Total funds carried forward

499,584

182,877

682,461

669,145

Transfers between funds Net movement in funds

All gains and losses recognised in the year are included in the Statement of Financial Activities. All income and expenditure are derived from continuing activities. There is no difference between the net movement in funds shown above and their historical cost equivalents.

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INVOLVE. EDUCATE. INSPIRE. Departmental Analysis

Income Expenditure ÂŁ ÂŁ Sport and Play

120,475

151,357

Education

487,759

494,526

World of Work

759,495

851,110

87,065

156,044

783,699

572,150

2,238,493

2,225,177

Health Fundraising and Governance

Income Analysis %

17%

18%

17%

18% 65%

17%

l Grant / Restricted Income l Unrestricted Commercial Income l Sport and Play and Coaching Income

65% 17% 18%

l Corporate l Trusts & Foundations l Public

18% 44% 38%

l Fundraising and Administration l Delivery of service costs

15% 85%

18% 65%

Grant Income Analysis % 18% 65% 44% 18% 38% 18%

44%

38% 44% 38%

15%

Spending Analysis % 15%

85% 15% 85%

85%

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Our team in front of our new home.

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The Beacon bristling with activity.

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BUSINESS LEADERS

LESLEY | OUTSTANDING As Sir Bob mentioned in his introduction, we are now at the beginning of a new era with the Beacon of Light being as much of a responsibility as an opportunity. Key to our success will be the smooth running of the facility and making sure that people are using the Beacon for what it was intended. Progress has already been made in this regard (pages 20-21) but we will forge on to ensure we

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are delivering what our communities want and need. We must also ensure that the Beacon’s potential is met allowing us to reinvest, through the Foundation, into our community and broaden our impact. Whilst the Beacon of Light is now our home, we remain at the heart of our communities across the North East through our outreach centres, acting as each neighbourhood’s ‘tailor-made Foundations’.

Engineering now on offer in our World of Work zone.


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m a tea s a k al or ssion We w e f o r at re p of wh d to We a d u o icate re pr We a and ded oals o g d we d ing our e an v v e i i s h s c a re prog ing e r a to We rd think itted r a m w m r u o fo lly c est for o ties u f e r i b We a ing the commun v e d i ach mers an nd o ate a n o cust i ss re pa ic a e W siast u h t en

Our employability-themed portfolio of programmes is set for an overhaul, embedding industry-specific qualifications and real-life working environments into learning, increasing the chances of our learners gaining longterm employment. Through the Beacon of Light’s World of Work Zone we will be able to deliver training and qualifications in fields including catering, engineering, construction and more.

We will expand the range of education courses on offer, including microsessions for parents bringing their children to the Beacon of Light, and we will ensure that health (physical and mental) continues to be embedded in everything that we do. Finally, we will assert ourselves once again as an industry leader, setting a shining example for others.

LESLEY OUR CEO RECEIVED THE OUTSTANDING IMPACT AWARD We will inspire our participants and partners in achieving and being more.

LESLEY SPUHLER OBE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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OUR

SUPPORTERS > PARTNERS *

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THE DAVID GOLDMAN FOUNDATION

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*Partners or supporters who are also corporate members.

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INVOLVE. EDUCATE. INSPIRE. > SUPPORTERS Alan Hewson Photography*

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Bespoq Commercial Solutions Limited

Aspire Technology Solutions

Northumbrian Water

BIM73 Digital Engineering

Astley Signs Limited

OSE European

Brack Office Solutions

Barclays Corporate

Precision Printing*

Brewin Dolphin

BETDAQ*

Reds Hair Salon

Bridle Insurance

Bidfood

River Green

Bridle Vehicle Leasing Company

Brian Henderson

Santander

Brims Construction

BT*

SCS

Camerons Brewery Ltd

Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Sir Bob Murray and Family

CDC Wealth Management

St. James’s Place

City of Sunderland

County Durham Community Foundation

Sunderland Branch Liaison Committee

Communicate Technology PLC

County Durham Housing Group

Sunderland College

Dr Ian Widdrington

Sunderland Echo

Daykin & Storey

Dunelm Glass Limited

The Act Foundation

Durham County FA

The Football Association

DWP

Tolent*

Elior

Tombola

Esh Group*

Top Model of Sunderland

Garfield Weston Foundation

Total Office Product Supplies Limited

Gateshead Council

Total Sport North East Limited

Gentoo* Great Annual Savings Group*

United Carlton Office Systems Limited

Hilton Garden Inn

VIP - For All Your Special Occasions

HLA Services*

Virgin Money

Identity Consult

Ward Hadaway*

INK Formacion SL

Washington Millennium Centre

Inspiresport Jamie Oliver Foundation

> CORPORATE MEMBERS 808 Leisure Limited

Lambton Castle and Estate

AB Roofing Solutions Limited

Mark Laws

Activ Technology Limited

Mediaworks

Air Design Systems Ltd

Michael Oliver

All Floors Services Limited

Mike & Leila Thorne

Aphrodite

Ministry of Defence

AR Controls

Morrisons Foundation

Area North Training & Safety Systems Limited

Moving on Tyne & Wear National Citizen Service Netball England Newcastle International Airport NHS Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd North Star Housing Group

Cottam Brush DJN Limited Dominos Pizza Durham Driver Hire DTW Promotional Dunelm-Aircon Limited Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Durham City Interiors Eco Cleans UK Energy Compare Limited Everyone Active Expert Tooling Ferguson’s Transport Fitz Architects Future Skills Vision Gary Craig Architectural Services Ltd. George Washington Hotel Golf & Spa Griffith Textile Machines LTD Hall and Angus Limited Hay and Kilner Hays Travel Howarth Litchfield Partnership Howie White Resourcing Limited HTS Sunderland

Argent Wealth Limited

Huges Bros Construction Limited

Arrow Commercial Ltd

Hunters Estate Agent Sunderland

Ashford Orthodontics Limited

Impact Northeast

Ashmore Consulting Ltd

Intelex Limited

Aspray

Interlink

Beartas

Jackson Potter

Beechwood Aesthetics

James Herriot Partnership

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JH Coaches

Initiative

Stream on Demand

JH Partners

O’Brien Metal

JLB Facilities Management

Oculus HR

Sunderland Carers Centre

Joe Halliday Recruitment Limited

Paul Gerry

Just Travel Cover King Brothers Kingsley Coaches Ltd Konica Minolta L&J Distribution L&J Rich Sauces Ltd Liebherr Sunderland Works Live and Unsigned Lofthouse and Partners Low Energy Lighting Solutions Lyndon Systems Limited

SVS Concepts Limited

Owben Limited

Taylor Hall Financial Services

PBL Print

The Apartment Group

PC Electrical 2000 Limited Port of Call Protect365 Q Laser Limited Rain Data Limited

Roadwise Rosie Page

Melanie Hill

Marco Gabbiadini

The Lancaster Group

Sharon Hodgson MP

The Mortgage Dog

Stephanie Houghton MBE

Todd and Cue Total Resources (UK) Limited TSG Ltd

RTC North

Aly Dixon

The Energy Check Company

The Works

Richard Reed Solicitors

Kevin Ball Peter Fidler CBE, DL

The Steadfast Group

Resources NE Ltd

The Rt Hon. The Baroness Hilary Armstrong of Hilltop

The Blizzard

The Office Team

Resolve (Care Northern) Limited

> AMBASSADORS Tasmin Archer

TTR Barnes

Tony Jeffries David Jones Kevin Maguire Jamie Martin The Rt Hon.The Baroness Margaret McDonagh OBE Jimmy Montgomery BEM

Malcolm & Donna Hays

Sam Dowden Limited

McNally and Thompson Limited

Seaham Hall Hotel

UK Asbestos Specialists Ltd

Seaton Consultants Ltd

Viztek Limited

Michael J Oliver

Michael Hodgson Chartered Surveyors

Siglion

Washington Components

Kevin Phillips

Mincoffs Solicitors MMC Strategic Marketing Molson Coors

Signature Truck & Van

Willowcrete Manufacturing Co Limited

Sintons Law Firm SJ Manufacturing Limited

Woodfordel Ltd

Guy Mowbray

The Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate CBE The Futureheads Philippa Tomson

Mortons Law

Spire Washington Hospital

Muckle LLP

SSAS Advisers

Gavin Slark

NatWest/RBS

Station Taxis (Sunderland) LTD

The Lake Poets

Newcastle Gateshead

Alan Ferguson OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of Fergusons Transport is proud to be one of the first to purchase a step.

Stacie Stewart

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY 73 STEP SPONSORSHIP Make your mark with one of our a laser-etched stainless steel step plates on the main staircase running through the centre of the Beacon of Light. The step will carry your company name and logo for

just £5,000 which will be there for 300,000 people to see every year for a lifetime. Step up for your community by getting involved with this, or one of the other branding opportunities in the Beacon.

To secure your space on the 73’ Staircase contact Clare on 0191 563 4777 or email clare.wilson@foundationof light.co.uk

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SAFEGUARDING > SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT The Foundation of Light takes safeguarding very seriously – nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of the people that we work with, so safeguarding is embedded at the heart of everything that we do. We ensure that our staff are checked and vetted at the highest level allowed for each role (including criminal records checks) and they all receive training commensurate to

their positions that enable them to carry out their roles to the highest standard. We believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we are committed to taking any reasonable action to ensure the safety of all those who use our services, whether they are children, young people or adults. We also work in partnership with other organisations to ensure that we can respond to everyone’s needs in an appropriate way.

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CHANGING PEOPLES LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF FOOTBALL If you would like to get involved and help us change even more lives, there are several ways you can do this individually or as a business: • Sponsor one of our programmes, staff members or events

of the building’s other branding opportunities • Leave a legacy in your will • Fundraise for us in events like the Great North Run • Volunteer your time or expertise

• Purchase a step in the Beacon of Light ‘73 Staircase or take advantage

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BACK ROOM STAFF > PATRON

> CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Lesley Spuhler OBE

> CHAIR OF TRUSTEES Sir Bob Murray CBE > TRUSTEES Kate Adie OBE DL George Clarke Paul Collingwood MBE Stephen Cram CBE Stewart Donald Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, DL The Rt Hon. The Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, PC Colonel The Hon. James Ramsbotham CBE, DL Sir Tim Rice

> DIRECTORS Phil King Jamie Wright >  EDUCATION AND SKILLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Rt Hon. The Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, PC Audrey Bolam Lynda Brown Jill Corbett Ian Green Ian Kershaw Dean Marshall Karen Marshall Alison Maynard Graeme Thompson

> AUDIT COMMITTEE Ken Bremner Mark Hetherington Sue Reece Peter Walker > AUDITORS KPMG LLP > BANKERS Barclays Bank plc > LEGAL Ward Hadaway > COMPANY SECRETARY Ward Hadaway

SPONSOR Print My Way is a specialist provider of printed products – offering everything from business cards and brochures to wrapping paper and wedding stationery. Set up in memory of Martyn Young in 2019, the

A SPECIAL MENTION...

Sunderland-based organisation is led by Martyn’s wife Donna and her all-female team, who are committed to outstanding quality and service, and have more than a decade of industry experience.

Contact: Email: hello@printmyway.co.uk Tel: 0191 516 6242 84T North East BIC, Sunderland, SR5 2TQ

In memory of Martyn Young, a good friend of the Foundation who helped us tell our most important stories.

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CONTACT US Foundation of Light Beacon of Light Stadium Park Sunderland SR5 1SN United Kingdom T: 0191 563 4777 E: info@foundationoflight.co.uk foundationoflight.co.uk Foundation of Light @SAFCFoL Registered Office: Beacon of Light Stadium Park Sunderland SR5 1SN REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1089333

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