Whether they were sprucing up their neighbourhood on the Ford Estate, meeting royalty in Seaham, or doing a sponsored run on the seafront with a 35 kilo pack on their back, we have it all.
The question is, was there someone you know in one of these photos? Take a look.
1. That's some achievement!
A 9 mile run carrying a 35 kilo pack was the challenge facing this runner in 2002. Here are Ray Irwin, Sean Corcoran and Ronald Garner with Deano Franciosy.
2. A master musician
Trombone player Ray Chester, from Roker, who won the Most Outstanding Musician award in the BBC Big Band Competition in 2002.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
3. Waiting to see the Queen
These schoolchildren waited patiently as Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Sunderland Railway Station to officially open a new link Metro link. Recognise anyone?
Photo: Peter Berry Sunderland Echo
4. Champions of the coastline
Sunderland's lifeguards who won awards in 2002. Recognise them?