Category Archives: Charities

FIRENZE IN ROSA ONLUS: AMBASSADORS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

FIRENZE IN ROSA ONLUS

The 5th Edition of the IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner

The IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival  is held every four years under the auspices of the International Breast Cancer Paddler’s Commission. The Festival is an international non-competitive participatory event targeting Breast Cancer Survivors teams who engage in Dragon Boat activities as post-operative rehabilitation.
For the first time since its institution in 2005, the IBCPC FESTIVAL will take place in Europe: in FLORENCE, ITALY!

AMBASSADORS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Imagine Florence bathed in pink!

Come one, Come all  Let’s hold hands and join together to support the International Breast Cancer Festival, July 3 – 8, 2018.

FIRENZE IN ROSA Onlus, the Organizing Committee of the 2018 IBCPC Dragon Boat Florence Festival, will welcome 4,000 to 5,000 people with 120 teams of breast cancer survivors from across the globe.

www.florencebcs2018.org

www.facebook.com/florenceBCSfestival2018/

In order to support FIRENZE IN ROSA Onlus and make this event successful, we need your help!

AMBASSADORS: 120 ambassadors, who will be the point-person for each visiting team. The visiting teams come from Singapore, Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and many from English-speaking countries, and they’ll need help with translation. The ambassador will contact the captain of the team before the event and welcome the teams when they arrive.

VOLUNTEERS: We need lots of hands to help stuff Swag-Bags, sell T-Shirts, direct people to various locations, and coordinate booths.

PLEASE COME TO THE FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING TO LEARN MORE. THERE IS NO OBLIGATION.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ALL THOSE WOMEN WHO HAVE SURVIVED BREAST CANCER AND WHO PADDLE AS A SIGN OF HOPE.

The Meeting,  organised by AILO Florence,  will be held at the :

British Institute
Sala Ferragamo
Lungarno Guicciardini, 9
50125 Florence
 
Monday, 23 October
Time 17.00 – 18.00

Asking for donations for Earthquake disaster in Cental Italy

It is devastating what has happened in Lazio, Marche, and Umbria area of Italy.  A 6.0 quake that has destroyed many homes and killed many people.  My heart and tears go out to the many people over there.

Here are some pictures of before and after to some areas where the quake hit. Click the link below to go to the news article where you can see the before and after shots.  It is very saddening to see the ancient towns destroyed like that.

The towns of Amatrice and Arquata del Tronto were among those in central Italy hit by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake early on Wednesday, killing dozens

 

Source: Before and after pictures of Italian towns devastated by deadly earthquake | World news | The Guardian

 

There is still a process going on as to what is needed and how items can get over to the area. Many stores are being supportive and donating new clothes, food and much more to those in need.

I have read that you can donate items, but I have also heard that those items might not make it to the people.  So when I hear more on that I will post, but for now the Department of Civil Protection is asking for a donation to the cause which is done easily by donating 2 euros by doing an sms on your phone that will be charged to your SIM card. In your sms settings you put the phone number 45500 and it seems it is also active on the landline as well. It is fairly simple and the best way right now to help out those in need from the devastating quake of 2016.

Vintage Pram for Sale for Charity

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The most amazing traditional Silvercross pram. These cost up to £1500 new in England. It’s in superb condition and needs a home! The money from the sale of this pram is going to be donated to the St James Food Bank’s baby section. The money would be used to buy much needed diapers, powdered milk, jars of baby food, biscuits etc. If you are interested in buying this pram please contact Jacqueline at jacquiowen@hotmail.com

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Women Supporting Women Event

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