For the first instalment of Sunderland Stories, SOS asked the people of Sunderland why they loved the city so much?
Sunderland is such a vibrant city and will always be my home away from home. Sunderland resonates with me because it was my first taste of city life and my first sense of freedom and independence while I was at university. It is a multicultural, football centric and passionate city which welcomes you with open arms.James Pywell, former media student at the University of Sunderland.
In the last few years, I’ve come to love those after-work sunsets over the Wearmouth bridge. I’ll treasure the heart and the humour of the students I’ve worked with at the university and the warmth and the pride of the local people. To put it simply, it’s my home from home now.”Neil Pringle, Sunderland journalist and 2018/19 mediahub intern.
This Summer, SOS are planning to feature content that links to Sunderland, Durham, Seaham and Newcastle. These articles will be part of the #SunderlandStories series and will all be linked by the beautiful views and sights of the nearby towns and cities.