‘Sadly, this is badly needed’: how Sunderland AFC are fighting poverty

Club’s former owner Sir Bob Murray explains how its charity is helping with food, clothing, education and more besidesIf football clubs were awarded points for connecting with their local communities and contributing to charitable causes Sunderland would quite possibly be top of the Premier League right now.In reality Tony Mowbray’s improving team are merely holding their own in the Championship but the club’s official charity, the Foundation of Light, ranks among the biggest in English football and has just launched a campaign to tackle growing poverty across the north-east.

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