The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy have renewed their annual rental support for two rooms in the “Peter Pan” charity building in Rome for the fourth consecutive year.
Peter Pan’s great house is a care home in the Italian capital serving families in need and children and teenagers suffering from serious illnesses, particularly cancer, who need specific treatment in centres far away from their place of residence.
The project is especially dear to HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, who visited the charity in the past to bring the greetings and support of all the Knights and Dames.
In particular, the rooms called “Il Rifugio di Gianni e Michele” and “Il Colle del Giglio” – the names were names inspired by J. Barrie’s immortal novel – were supported by the Savoy Knightly Forces.
Last year, the room “Il Rifugio di Gianni e Michele” hosted two families from Romania and Calabria. The patients being treated at the haematology department of the Bambino Gesù Hospital are 3 and 11 years old, both boys. One of the families is still using the room.
A Ukrainian family has been accommodated in the room “Il Colle del Giglio Tigrato”. Their child is being treated at the haematology department of the Bambino Gesù Hospital and is 5 years old.
To them and their families, on behalf of all the members of our Orders, we send our affection and sympathy.
In addition to the two rooms hosting several families with children suffering from cancer each year, this year we have also decided to contribute to a cultural mediation project for families from Ukraine. A dedicated mediator will be available to all families from Ukraine to provide support for bureaucratic matters, for dealing with doctors and nurses and for access to the activities and services offered by the charity to facilitate their full integration with the other host families.
We would like to warmly thank all the Dames and Knights for their generosity, which has made it possible to provide hospitality and care for these children and their families.