The British Embassy supports autism

The British Embassy in Italy is supporting the Italian association Una Breccia nel Muro in its campaign Solidarietà Piccante, (literally “spicy solidarity”) running from 28 to 30 September with the aim of raising funds in the battle against autism.

Embassy staff will be present on Via Barberini 88 for the whole of Friday 28 September, from 09.30 to 18.00. Nine members of staff will be selling chilli pepper plants, the symbol of the initiative, at the cost of €10 each.

The funds collected will be used to support the voluntary association Una Breccia nel Muro and the initiatives it carries out in conjunction with the children’s hospital Bambino Gesù, in Rome, Salerno, Turin and Calabria in the battle against autism in young children aged between 2 and 12.

The British Ambassador to Italy, Christopher Prentice, will also be present at the stand on Via Barberini on Friday morning, and has declared his support to the initiative, whose purpose is to support research and favour more effective help for the families of those children who live with the effects of autism.