The home of Sunderland AFC’s Official Charity is kicking off a campaign that will help Black Cats fans celebrate their love of the club.
Summer at the Beacon
The Beacon really is the place to be in Sunderland this summer, with a wide range of fun and educational activities for young and old to enjoy.
Check out our jam packed schedule belowSummer at the Beacon
Working together to achieve happier and healthier lives
Matchday Mental Health Hub
The Fans Supporting Fans mental health drop-in service for football fans is run by supporters' group the Sunderland Branch Liaison Council and local charity Washington Mind, in partnership with Foundation of Light.
Drop-in every home matchday from 12.30-2.30pm
Andy's Man Club
The group offers free-to-attend talking sessions for men, challenging the stigmas around male mental health. The Sunderland meetings take place on Mondays at the Beacon and provide peer-to-peer support for any man aged 18 or over.
Find out more on their Facebook page.
Fausto's is an independent coffee shop based within the Beacon, serving locally roasted coffee and fresh food. It's the perfect pitstop for refreshments or an ideal place to meet up with friends, family or clients. It's also open every SAFC home game as part of the matchday Fan Zone.
Increasing skills and opportunities
Arriva World of Work Zone
Through our World of Work Zone we help employers, young people and unemployed remove barriers to gaining skills and employment.
Sir Tom Cowie Education Zone
Working alongside schools, colleges and other agencies we promote a lifelong love of learning by promoting education through purpose-built classrooms, innovative teaching techniques and interactive spaces.
Beacon of Light School
Through personalised, inspiring and authentic learning experiences our aim is to nurture talent, build character and help shape futures.
It’s never dull at the Beacon of Light. Another month, another action-packed schedule at the home of the Foundation of Light.
Keep your youngsters busy this Easter with Foundation of Light’s egg-citing football and coding courses at the Beacon of Light.
Help Us Make a Difference
Every penny we make at the Beacon is given back to the Foundation of Light, to help tackle some of our region's biggest challenges including social isolation, unemployment, food poverty and poor physical and mental health.
Thanks to you, this critical community work can continue.Find Out More