Vote for Foundation in 'Do a Lotto Good'

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by Ashley Houghton

Help foundation secure grant with Sunderland Echo.

Sunderland AFC’s registered charity, the Foundation of Light, has been shortlisted for a new grant, which, if successful, would offer vital support for disabled youngsters across the North East – and we need your help to secure it.

The charity has applied for a grant of £12,264 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Papers programme, which is currently running in association with the Sunderland Echo’s Do A Lotto Good campaign.

If successful it plans to host disability sports festivals and awareness programmes, aimed at increasing sporting opportunities for youngsters with disabilities and educating their peers about the challenges they face. 

This proposal, which will benefit around 900 young people from across the North East, has now been put to a public vote by the Sunderland Echo and is competing against organisations from across the North East to secure the necessary funds. 

Only the applicants with the most votes will receive their grants, so please pick up a copy of the Sunderland Echo, complete the form printed inside and return it as soon as possible to register your vote for the Foundation of Light.

Remember, the Foundation of Light, is structurally and financially independent of the football club and relies on fundraising for 90% of project costs, so every vote is vital.

Kevin Darke, Head of the Foundation’s disability department, Making Moves, said: “We’re delighted to have reached the voting stage of the Do A Lotto Good campaign but we really need the support of the SAFC faithful to make this a reality.

“We’re proud to run one of the most progressive and best developed disability programmes in the country, which is only been possible through grants like this.

“We hope that Sunderland AFC fans can see the value in what we’re trying to achieve and get behind it by buying the Sunderland Echo and voting for our project.”