FIGC and the Azzurre with the Red Cross in helping vulnerable women

The Italy Women players have donated kits to the Italian Red Cross Tuscany to support two projects in the region

Saturday, April 10, 2021

FIGC and the Azzurre with the Red Cross in helping vulnerable women

The FIGC has, once again, confirmed its commitment to supporting the Italian Red Cross in its efforts to aid women in vulnerable situations. Yesterday, Milena Bertolini and the players of the Italy women’s national team welcomed a delegation from the IRC Tuscany to the Technical Centre at Coverciano, to whom they donated kits and sporting equipment in support of two important projects, which are taking place in the region.

Due to the pandemic, new forms of vulnerability and poverty have emerged over the past year. The Federation has, therefore, decided to make their own contribution to the numerous Red Cross initiatives in the country, supporting the initiatives for women to give off a signal of togetherness and comfort in these trying times. One project, which will receive FIGC support is the Women’s Help Centre for Victims of Domestic Violence, while the other is a project named ‘Dafne’, which was started in 2013 by the Florence Committee in order to reach, by means of an ambulance with a doctor and volunteers on board, the places where the girls spend the night, trying to listen to their problems and needs, providing medical advice, psychological support or simply offering a glass of hot tea, blankets or clothing.

Head coach Bertolini thanked all volunteers of the organisation for their incessant work by donating a personalised Italy shirt. Delegation Head of Italy Women Cristiana Capotondi, Team Manager Barbara Facchetti and the two Azzurre Valentina Bergamaschi and Elisa Bartoli also attended the meeting. In attendance as part of the Red Cross delegation was Regional Committee delegate for social inclusion Liliana Borselli. Representing the Florence Committee was Anna Lucchini Marsili Libelli.