Summer at the Beacon set to return

Summer at the Beacon set to return

Our ever-popular Summer at the Beacon six-week programme returns on Monday 25 July and it’s bigger and better than ever before.

Despite the programme going ahead in 2021, this will be the first time in two years Summer at the Beacon has took place without any Covid-19 restrictions. The programme boasts new and exciting activities, with something on offer to people of all ages, suiting a wide-range of interests. 

The six-weeks holidays can often prove to be a difficult time for families and young people alike, with children feeling socially isolated when absent from friends or disengaged in daily life when they’re not engaging in the activities they know and love.

This is where we step in. Sunderland AFC’s official charity has you covered this summer. Listed below are just some of the activities happening at the Beacon of Light until 2 September.

  • FIFA Tournament – Come and showcase your FIFA skills in a battle of the best E-Gamers! Take part in a Champions League style FIFA tournament.
  • Girls Only Euro Celebration Day – A day dedicated just to girls to celebrate the UEFA European Women's Football Championship (Euro 2022).
  • Disability Family Time – Pick what activity you and your family want to do and leave the rest to us. Each slot is 45 minutes.
  • Talent ID – As part of our football development pathway, we’re hosting a special talent ID session for girls and boys to recruit budding stars to join our programmes.

Speaking about the Summer at the Beacon campaign, Foundation of Light Managing Director, Jamie Wright said: “Summer at the Beacon is an incredibly popular event in Sunderland and we’re super excited to welcome hundreds of people through the doors at the Beacon of Light.

“This is a very important event to us here at the Foundation and we are determined to make it an unforgettable experience to everyone who attends.”

Over the last 20 years, Foundation of Light have supported over half a million people to live happier and healthier lives. By taking part in activities at the Beacon, you’re supporting your local community – proceeds from the Beacon are passed to the Foundation to improve local lives throughout the community.

The Beacon of Light will also be hosting a FREE ‘FoL Community Fun Day’ on 11 August, from 10am – 3pm. Once again, various activities will be on offer meaning families will be entertained at the ultimate community hub. All you have to do is turn up and have fun.

Some special guests may also be in attendance – watch this space!

To see the full Summer at the Beacon schedule, click here.