Wear 'Heart on Your Sleeve' in SAFC health scheme
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Foundation of Light’s Heart on Your Sleeve campaign aims to bring supporters together to help and inspire one another.
Recent studies show that health inequalities in the UK are worsening, with the gap between the North East and the South of England widening.
Foundation of Light is tackling these issues by encouraging parents and grandparents to stay both physically and mentally active, to inspire the next generation to do the same.
Through various initiatives and programmes and links with Sunderland AFC, the foundation gives families the opportunity to access sports and fitness sessions, mental health resources and experience the facilities at the Beacon of Light community hub.
During the 2023-24 season, the charity is raising funds to support these initiatives and donations can massively help.
Just £5 would pay for a young person with a disability access to a sports session, £8 pays for an older person to attend activities to stay socially active and improve physical and mental wellbeing.
A £40 gift would pay for a young person to have access to sessions supporting their physical, mental and emotional health, while £100 allows the foundation to develop mental health resources to support up to five people.
Fans should look out for various ways to get involved with Heart on Your Sleeve, including players and supporters sharing their SAFC stories, special events, merchandise and more.
Heart on Your Sleeve silver pin badges are available from the Beacon of Light for just £3, with all proceeds going straight to the Foundation.