Fiorenzo Fratini Foundation charity gala to be held at Santa Maria Novella

Fiorenzo Fratini Foundation charity gala to be held at Santa Maria Novella

An impressive dinner and entertainment will raise funds for Tuscan charities.

Fri 28 Apr 2023 11:57 AM

The Fiorenzo Fratini Foundation is gearing up to host the annual gala on May 5 in the magnificent setting of the cloister belonging to the basilica of Santa Maria Novella. The event aims to raise funds for people in need as well as in support of various research initiatives. The projects being assisted involve health research, children and families living in difficult conditions, activities for people living with disabilities and other disadvantaged communities.

Giovanna Cammi Fatini, president of the Fiorenzo Fratini Foundation, and Sara Funaro, city councillor for welfare, announce the charity gala

Guests will be entertained with a musical performance by Gemelli di Guidonia and a dance show by the Florence Dance Festival, followed by DJ Faber, who will take over for the rest of the night to keep the party going. An impressive dinner will be served by internationally renowned chefs: Karime Lopez and Takahiko Kondo of Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Vito Mollica of Chic Nonna and Andrea Mattei of Bistrot Restaurant.

The following charities are expected to receive donations. The Associazione Famiglie Lesch-Nyhan (LND) will host an open day for families and medical specialists from all over the world to collect medical data for advanced research on Lesch-Nyhan (LND), a rare genetic disease affecting children. LND is in good company with the Zambia-based Associazione Sport2build, an organization aiming to purchase a vehicle to transport children with LND and other physical disabilities to their medical visits. Fondazione Martacappelli intends to rebuild a medical space to support patients. Pediatric hospice Casa Marta deals with children suffering from serious and terminal illnesses. The A Cavallo delle Emozioni project donation will cover a year-long horseback riding course for people with disabilities or suffering from motor discomfort. The Tommasino Bacciotti Foundation will receive furniture for two apartments that will be made available to families with children suffering from serious forms of cancer that involve long-term hospitalization. The Comune di Firenze donation will go to helping single women with children, large families and elderly people located in the Florence area. The Istituto Piccole Sorelle dei Poveri, which has been around for 100 years, supports the elderly with food parcels and the Donoratico soup kitchen will receive help for covering the expenses of rent and bills to keep the cafeteria running.

For more information about attending the charity gala, contact or call +39 055 266041.

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