Association offers support in Rome to seriously ill children and their families.
Rome's Casa Andrea Tudisco, which provides support for seriously ill children and their families, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party on 24 November.
The charity's founder Fiorella Tudisco was joined by guests including motorcycle race champion Max Biaggi and entertainer Max Giusti, the president of the Lazio Region Nicola Zingaretti, the president of Bambin Gesù children's hospital Mariella Enoc, and numerous other volunteers and clown-doctors.
The event featured film footage and testimonies from some of the many children and parents to have benefited from two decades of activity at Casa Andrea Tudisco, which offers accommodation and support to families who come to Rome for specialist medical treatment.
Each year the charity hosts 120 family members for up to six months at its four reception facilities: the Casa di Andrea, the Piccolo Nido, the Casa Lontano da Casa and La Tana Libera Tutti.
The Associazione Andrea Tudisco Onlus has 42 beds available 365 days a year, oversees more than 1,200 hospital transfers, provides clown therapy at 12 pediatric and specialist clinics, and is present at the Ospedale Bambino Gesù, the Policlinico Gemelli and the Ospedale S. Andrea. For full details see website.