Leighton jump at chance to sponsor Race Day

by Foundation of Light

Digital leaders on board.

Two of the north east’s leading charities are hosting a special football-themed race day on the eve of the new Barclays Premier League Season.

Sunderland and Newcastle fans have the chance to come together to discuss their upcoming campaigns, enjoy some horse racing and fantastic hospitality, whilst raising money for two local charities in the process.

Sponsored by digital strategists  Leighton, who are developing the Foundation of Lights new website, the football-themed Race Day will take place at Newcastle Race Course on Friday 15 August and will raise funds for the Foundation of Light and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Guests will enjoy an afternoon of racing, entertainment, Premier Admission to the Gosforth Park Suite, a three course lunch and race card.

Lyle McCalmont, CEO at Leighton said: “Leighton are delighted to be supporting the Foundation of Light and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s fantastic Race Day. The work both foundations carry out to help improve the lives of so many people in the North East is both vital and inspirational. At Leighton we genuinely aspire to deliver excellence in everything we do and so we’re proud to partner these two organisations on what should be an amazing day for them and all their guests”

In addition, BBC Radio Newcastle’s popular Total Sport programme will broadcast live from the event and will feature Simon Pryde alongside former Sunderland player Gary Bennett and former Newcastle player John Anderson.  Guests will have the opportunity to put their opinions and questions to the BBC football experts.

Ken Teears, Development Director at the Foundation of Light, commented: “We are all really looking forward to the event. It’s a great opportunity to bring fans at both clubs together ahead of the new season and to enjoy a full day of racing.  We are also very grateful to Leighton for sponsoring the event”

Throughout the day there will be a range of games and activities including a special Race Day accumulator where one guest will win hundreds of pounds.

Tickets for the event are available for £85 per person or £825 for a table of 10.

Pauline Buglass, from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, says: “This is a fantastic way to kick off the new season.  It will be a very enjoyable event for both football and racing fans and the money raised will help two charities which benefit people in our region.

Leighton, offering both creative and technical services have supported the Foundation of Light for many years ranging from attending a variety of events and being Corporate Members.

To book tickets for this event or for further information please call 0191 551 5153 or email events@foundationoflight.co.uk.