Community Service

Each year the Club pledges proceeds from its fundraising activities to a charity or charities chosen by a committee of members. For our 2016-2017 Benvenuto season the chosen charities are:

  • Le Vele helps young children and teenagers from difficult family situations. They are educated on the grounds of their cascina/farm, given lunch and supervised after school. Older children are given training in various professions and are helped to find employment.
  • Celim helps disadvantaged children in schools around Milan by teaching both Italian and English, supervising during lunchtimes, and after school helping with homework and conducting workshops. They are particularly involved in raising the children’s awareness of global citizenship.
  • Portofranco provides one to one help to students with difficulties at school. They support children who would otherwise be on their own after school with parents working and they help older students get into university or obtain employment.