Local dentist's support matchday lottery

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by Foundation of Light

Oliver's supporting Foundation of Light.

Award winning Sunderland dentists Olivers Dental Studio are helping thousands of people across the North East access education, sport and health programmes by becoming sponsors of Sunderland AFC’s matchday charity.

The ‘Grand in your hand’ lottery, which is promoted by SAFC charity the Foundation of Light, runs at every Sunderland AFC Barclays Premier League home match.

Tickets, available from licensed sellers on all concourses and in hospitality areas, cost just £1 with one lucky ticket drawn at half time for a £1,000 prize.

Olivers Dental Studio have worked with the charity for a number of years as Corporate Members and regular supporters at Foundation events, and this year Principal Michael Oliver completed the 380 mile Dublin to Sunderland cycle challenge fundraising for the Foundation of Light.

As part of the sponsorship representatives from Olivers Dental Studio will draw the winning ticket at half time of this Saturday’s tilt with Fulham, which kicks off at 3pm.

All proceeds from the lottery go towards funding education, sport, health and community programmes across the North East.

Olivers Dental Studio Principal Michael Oliver said of the sponsorship:

“As a lifelong Sunderland supporter and a keen advocate of the Foundation of Light, I am delighted that we are able to sponsor the Grand in your Hand lottery. Through my previous work with the Foundation of Light I know how essential their work is to the region and I am very proud to be associated with them.”

Phil King, Foundation of Light Head of Commercial added:

“Olivers Dental Studio have been great supporters of ours for some time now and they are a fantastic example of a local business focussed on making a difference to their local community. It’s only through partnerships with socially responsible businesses such as Olivers Dental Studio that we are able to have such a positive impact in the region and we are very grateful for their support.”

The charity, part of Sunderland Association Football Club, helps more than 42,000 young people and their families every year via a wide range of education, sports, health and community engagement programmes running across the North East.