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Probably the most competitively priced football pitches in the north east!

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A versatile space perfect for any sports, exhibitions, conferences, dinners and much more...

Working together to achieve happier and healthier lives

NHS Services

With health specialists based in the Beacon, we bring NHS services closer to the community to ensure both young and old can access the guidance they need to support their long-term health. 

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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 Coppa

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.

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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.

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What's On

Wellness Yoga

Wellness Yoga

Date: Every Friday, 6pm

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Little Dribblers Playgroup

Little Dribblers Playgroup

Date: Every Thursday 9.30-11.30am

Age: 0-3 years

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Walking Football

Walking Football

Date: Every Thursday 12 noon

Age: 55+

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Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Date: Mondays and Fridays 5pm to 6.30pm

Age: 8 to 12 years

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Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Date: Mondays and Fridays 6.30pm to 8pm

Age: 13 to 18 yrs

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Pilates

Pilates

Date: Every Monday at 2pm

Age: 55+

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Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Date: Every Wednesday at 10am

Age: 55+

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Harrison Centre renews partnership

27 January 2022

Hundreds more young people will have access to crucial education and employability skills, thanks to Harrison Centre for Social Mobility renewing its partnership with the Foundation of Light for the fifth year.

Free fitness programme for SAFC fans

16 January 2022

SAFC fans are invited to join a free health and fitness programme hosted at the Stadium of Light - FIT BLACK CATS aims to help fans lose weight and live a healthier life.

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.

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