Family Learners Celebrate Achievements

by Foundation of Light

700 families to visit the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will welcome over 700 Families next week as it plays host to a special graduation ceremony.

The learners have all completed special Family Learning courses with the Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland AFC.

The Foundation of Light runs a range of Family Learning programmes helping children and adults learn together, whilst promoting healthy and positive lifestyles. Delivered in Primary Schools across the North East, Family Learning is funded by Sunderland City Council FACL, South Tyneside ACL and Durham County Council Adult Learning and Skills Service, with support from Caterpillar, Cestria Community Housing, Derwentside Homes, ISOS Housing and livin.

The graduations, which take place on December 9th and 12th, are sponsored by Foundation of Light Chair of Trustees and Sunderland AFC Honorary Life President, Sir Bob Murray CBE.

The Sir Bob Murray CBE Family Learning Graduations will give families the opportunity to celebrate their achievements by taking take part in their own graduation ceremony, where they will also receive goody bags, before taking part in a mini stadium tour.

There will also be family orientated games and activities throughout the day and stalls from organisations who are involved in family and adult learning and recreation.

Speaking about the upcoming event Sir Bob Murray CBE commented: “I’m immensely proud of the Family Learning programme as it helps families in a very practical way and makes a real difference to the everyday life of thousands of people. This graduation event is a way to celebrate the achievements of ordinary people who have taken the brave step of trying to improve their lives and I hope that all who attend have a fantastic day.”

Foundation of Light Head of Lifelong Learning Matt Hill added: “The Sir Bob Murray CBE Family Learning Graduations are one of the high points of our calendar. To see all of the people that we have worked with in one term all together and enjoying themselves is very heartening for me and the rest of my team.”

The Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland AFC, uses the power of football and the SAFC brand to inspire, involve and educate more than 42,000 children and their families across the North East in activities that improve their lives every year.

Press are invited to attend the Sunderland Graduations 9.30-11am, Monday 9th December where there will be opportunities to photograph and film presentations (9.30-10.15am) and interview learners and Foundation of Light staff (10.15-11am).

Please contact James Burman on 0191 5515199 or to confirm attendance.