You can make a difference

Whether you decide to make a one-off donation or pledge a monthly gift, we promise that the donation you make to the Foundation of Light today will be used to help change the lives of people and communities across the North East.

We work with thousands of people and families each year to help them live happier and healthier lives, tackling some of the region's biggest societal problems including obesity, poor mental health, social isolation, food poverty, anti-social behaviour and unemployment.

At a time when life is tricky for all of us, your support matters.

Help us change a life forever


Just £5 will...

...provide a child with disabilities free access to specialist sport and dance, helping them learn, develop and grow in a safe environment. 

Just £30 will... a family on a low income to learn how to cook a healthy and nutritious meal on a budget.

How your money makes a difference

As we are financially independent of Sunderland AFC, we need to raise over £4 million each year to keep our programmes going.

So your investment is worth it and will help us make a positive difference to our communities.

We make a real and lasting impact. For every £1 donated to the Foundation, we save the public purse £39 in critical frontline services.

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