Suor Maria Celestina – 100 years of age! Achievements / Birthdays

Suor Maria Celestina, born in Bardi on the 9th July, 1915, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. When Maria’s family left Bardi and moved to Caerau, Maesteg, South Wales, she remained in Bardi in order to help care for her grandmother who was terminally ill.

Walter Belli – Forza Walter Charity

In October 2014, Walter Belli suffered a serious biking accident in Austria, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He is currently undergoing an intensive rehabilitation and treatment programme in Imola (Italy) and requires 24-7 care, as well as specialist equipment such as an assisted bed, bed lift and wheelchair.

Gerard Opel on Rai News Television

Gerard Opel travelled to Rome earlier this month for the final Welsh and Italian match of the Six Nations 2015. Taking place on 21st March at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, Wales went on to beat Italy 20-61. (Bad luck Italy, but a much needed big win for Wales) Before the match Gerard did a spot of reporting for Rai News…

The Welsh Italians – BBC Wales Television

Welsh-Italian Michela Chiappa presents a two part documentary for BBC Wales. Follow Michela as she delves into the Welsh-Italian community and shares how we maintain our Italian roots while living in Wales. Keep your eye out for familiar places and faces!

26 Years of AVC Dontations Articles / Charity / Updates

The AVC do not just organise events for the Welsh Italian community, we also strive to help worthy charities. We recently came across a list of who has received contributions from us over the past 26 years. Thank you to all who come to our events to make these donations possible.

African School Project Update Charity / Galleries

The Amici Val Ceno have in the past donated to an African School Project. This week we received an update from them and below are photos of their progress. We intend to further support them in the future. “Salve Sig. Paul.

Research Request Research

Mi chiamo Tabanelli Paola, sto per iniziare un progetto di ricerca della Fondazione Migrantes sugli italiani all’estero. In particolare, la ricerca riguarda soggetti di etร  compresa tra i 25 ed i 35 anni provenienti dall’Emilia Romagna o ex-studenti dell’universitร  di Bologna emigrati all’estero per motivi di studio o negli anni appena successivi alla laurea.

In Memory of Lucia – Sponsored London to Paris Bike Ride Charity

Laura Basini-Gazzi and four other Portsmouth University pharmacy students will cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Venindre Hospital. Laura tells us that Velindre were fantastic to her mother Lucia and cared for her for many years. The distance is 400 km and they will do it over three days , leaving London 28 September.

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