Since it was founded in 1941, the British-Italian Society has worked to promote knowledge and understanding in the UK of Italian culture.
The Society has taken initiatives to encourage Italian studies in UK schools and universities and works in close partnership with other Anglo-Italian organisations and societies in the UK and Italy.
Sean Edwards Foundation
Director: Gyulyara Meliki
The Sean Edwards Foundation is a nonprofit organisation focused on raising safety awareness in motorsport. They work directly with drivers, teams and tracks to conceive and implement risk mitigation initiatives throughout all levels of racing.
Like many motorsport-focused charities before it, the Sean Edwards Foundation was born out of tragedy. Sean Edwards was killed in Australia on October 15, 2013.
The Sean Edwards Foundation was established by his mother Daphne McKinley Edwards. Their hope is that his sacrifice will be a catalyst to improve safety conditions and awareness in all levels of motorsport.
Sean Edwards Foundation - 2017 SEF Bike Ride
Williams Syndrome Foundation
Director: Sid K
Winner of the SmartScreen Creative Award®
The Williams Syndrome Foundation was formed as a Registered Charity in 1980 with the aims of promoting research and funding, and providing help and support for families with affected children. The incidence of Williams Syndrome is approximately 1 in 18,000. The Foundation hears of increasing numbers of cases each year – the figure rises as awareness grows.
The Foundation organises regular regional and national meetings as well as local gatherings for families. The Foundation offers funding for holidays for WS adults and families every year. The Foundation acts as support, information and advisory service and keeps members in touch through publications, events and a nationwide regional network. It also keeps a register of all known WS cases and provides access to professionals to promote research to improve the lives of the WS population.