Thankyou friends of the valley :-)

On fathers day Ben attended a special gathering called ' Scampagnata ' that happens within the Welsh Italian community each year. Translated as ' picnic ' this event see's familys meet up for fun, games and food at St Michaels church in Abergavenny, South Wales. They do this not only to have a good time but to promote contact among their community, and to maintain a extra dimension of both Welsh and Italian cultures.

Formed in 1976, the Amici Val Ceno ( Galles ) friends of the valley organise social and charity events and this is a day Ben has enjoyed since a toddler. As Ben has an italian uncle he and his family have been able to attend and embrace this day, enjoying it year on year.

Ben had a great time this year especially as he was feeling fit enough to be able to participate in the annual Bocce bowls tournament. With his partner Joey they progressed through some early rounds but like everyone else lost out to eventual winners, his brother Daniel and his cousin Matteo ( congratulations guys ! )

We were very suprised and grateful to recieve a donation of £250 from the AVC Vision Foundation whilst there to help with our ongoing efforts.

Thankyou very much and we'll see you again next year !

Published: 13th Oct 2016

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