North East disability sport is receiving a boost thanks to County Durham based wealth management firm Arc Wealth and the St. James's Place Foundation.
Arc Wealth worked with Sunderland AFC’s registered charity Foundation of Light to facilitate a grant of £2,500, enabling hundreds of disabled children to enjoy sport and football.
Foundation of Light is one of the largest football charities in the country with one of the best developed disability programmes supporting over 1,200 people with disabilities every year.
Speaking about the donation Foundation of Light Head of Commercial Phil King commented:
“We first came into contact with Arc Wealth when they attended a business networking event at our Shildon outreach centre. From that first meeting it was clear that they are focussed on supporting their local community and we’re delighted that they have been able to support us in gaining this grant.”
“The support from St. James's Place Foundation will make a huge difference to disabled youngsters across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.”
Andrew Chambers Managing Director at Arc Wealth added:" The St. James's Place Foundation support a number of worthy causes across the country, on visiting the outreach centre at Shildon and hearing from the charity it was apparent how important it is to the local community."
"The disability programme 'Making Moves' which the Foundation offers in schools helps develop motor skills, balance, coordination and social skills alongside improving attitudes towards disabilities."
“Foundation of Light really reflect our businesses sensibilities - professional, reliable and dedicated to becoming the best. We’re delighted to be able to support the disability programme through St. James's Place Foundation.”
Structurally and financially independent of Sunderland AFC, Foundation of Light need to raise £4m every year to deliver life-changing education, sport, health and employability programmes for over 39,000 course registrants across the North East.
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