Who are we?

Formed in 1976, the Amici Val Ceno (Galles) is a group of Italians and Welsh Italians living and working in Wales who organise social and charity events within the Welsh-Italian community. Over the years members have given talks on the Welsh-Italian connection to historical societies, WI’s and indeed to anyone who requests them.

Some founder members have since passed on or moved from Wales, but the AVC continues and will continue to serve the Welsh-Italian community and their friends in the future.

Our mission

The main objectives were, and will always be, to organise social and cultural events promoting contact among the Welsh-Italian community in social settings, thus maintaining that extra dimension of both Welsh and Italian cultures.

The AVC will always be strictly non-political as an Association. Profit is secondary to the social aspect, with any funds raised being given to carefully chosen charities. We have, over the years, distributed a substantial amount to a wide range of charities, mainly in Wales.

The committee

The committee is a varied group ranging from founding members to a new generation including their children.

Romeo Basini

Romeo Basini

President

Paul Pelopida

Paul Pelopida

Treasurer

Anthony Vallario

Anthony Vallario

Secretary

Remo Sidoli

Remo Sidoli

Dino Carpanini

Dino Carpanini

Giacomi Sidoli

Giacomi Sidoli

Angelo Tedaldi

Angelo Tedaldi

Franco Tambini

Franco Tambini

Mary Strinati

Mary Strinati

Sandra Cooksey

Sandra Cooksey

Angela Gatti

Angela Gatti

Gianluigi Fecci

Gianluigi Fecci

Paolo Balestrazzi

Paolo Balestrazzi

Rob Basini

Rob Basini

Delucia Sidoli

Delucia Sidoli

Mark Tambini

Mark Tambini

Alessandro Carpanini

Alessandro Carpanini