San Giovanni Valdarno, April 18th, 2019 – The vice delegate, together with Mr. Luca Templari, representative of Arezzo and Siena, donated a defibrillator of last generation to the company I.S.I.S. Valdarno. The equipment was handed over to director Lorenzo Pierazzi, in the presence of Mayor Maurizio Viligiardi. This donation is part of the project “Città cardio-protetta”.
The delegation was able to organize aa double charity event with the AIRC: the knights and the dames of the delegation bought many Easter eggs, whose income will go to cancer research. These eggs will then be donated to the canteens which offer hot meals to the needy people.
On April 12th, the meals were entirely offered by the knights of the delegation, in the presence of HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect at the parish of San Pasquale in Chiaia. Easter eggs were also given as gifts to those in need. Giannangelo Marciano, Stefano Cimaglia Gonzaga, Anna Montella, Luigi De Angelis and many volunteers contributed to the success of the event.
On April 14th, a visit was made to the Sisters of Mercy, in the presence of HRH the Grand Prefect, Baron de Lutio, Chevalier de Angelis and Leopoldo de Gregorio Cattaneo in order to donate Airc’s Easter eggs.
On April 13th the ceremony of the old square Vittorio Emanuele II, now renamed in honour of Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, took place. Many knights and supporters gathered to attend the event. The square was full of people and the crowd cheered on HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, godmother of the event. The meeting with the school groups and the “children’s council” was very moving as well. An exchange of gifts also took place with the mayor. The Grand Prefect also received the prestigious Troisi Award.
HRH the Grand Prefect also went to the Royal Archipendery of San Giorgio a Cremano with the Constantinian Honor Guard.
On April 8th, the vice delegate delivered 900 cookies to the structure Casa del Sorriso in Monreale, donated by the Delegation of Tuscany, which adopted the structure together with the Sicilian delegation. Indeed, in February the vice-delegate of Tuscany, together with Father Rodolfo Rossi and the vice delegate of Sicily, visited the structure and decided to help. The Sicilian delegation simultaneously donated diapers, baby food and 15 kg of cookies.
On April 10th, the first monthly distribution of the project Briciole di Salute took place in Monreale. On this occasion, in addition to the products for early childhood, toys were also donated by the volunteer Sonia Lo Monaco.
On April 13th, the usual distribution of food aid was carried out for S. Corrado canteen in Noto. The vice delegate gave the nuns of the community “Piccoli Frati Poveri e Suore Povere”, canned beans, tomato pulp and canned tuna.
On April 14th, Palm Sunday, the Sicilian delegation participated in the solemn pontificate chaired by H.E. Rev. Mons. Michele Pennisi. The Archbishop Emeritus of Monreale H.E. Mons. Salvatore Di Cristina also attended and, along with Bishop Pennisi, was accompanied by a representation of Knights and by the vice delegate.
April 13rd, 2019 – Knights and Dames of the French delegation accompanied a group of ten children from the parish of Bondy (Seine Saint Denis) for a visit to the Museum of the Legion of Honor on April 13rd, 2019. They were able to discover the history of the Legion of Honor as well as the chivalric orders.
Pescia, April 14th 2019 – The Knights of the Tuscan delegation, coordinated by the vice delegate, donated to the president of the Association Mente in Arte AICS, Mrs. Dora Padovan, a huge quantity of toys that will be given to the orphanages ASANTESANA and CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF BAKHITA (KENIA).