2019 news archive
The private ticketed enclosure is available for people looking for a base from which to watch the air displays, and enjoy the musical entertainment from the stage area in catered comfort.
As added incentive to register well in advance for the event on 12 May, an 'early bird' discount is available until 21 March for online entries.
Sunderland based Oculus HR is the main sponsor of the event on 30 June, with three different routes to suit all ages and abilities beginning and ending at Herrington Country Park.
Sister Mary Scholastica from the charity which runs the centre, has enlisted the help of Mayoral Consort and 1973 FA Cup winner Micky Horswill to appeal for donations of people's no longer needed Sunderland Football Club strips and clothing which are popular with the ship crews from around the world who berth at the Port of Sunderland.
The Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Lynda Scanlan was joined by civic guests including Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Mr Norman Taylor MBE, for the ceremonial raising of the flag on Commonwealth Day.