Live like an Italian - Prize Draw

by Ffern x Casa Italiana in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Live like an Italian - Prize Draw

Total raised £12,470

£15,000 stretch target 43 days left
124% 273 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 6th September 2024 at 7:00pm

Ffern is running a prize draw to raise funds for Casa Italiana, a historic Italian social club in the heart of Clerkenwell.

by Ffern x Casa Italiana in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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What is Casa Italiana?

Casa Italiana San Vincenzo Pallotti - known to its members as "The Club" - is a historic Italian social club that has been a cornerstone of London's Italian community since its establishment in 1960. Ffern discovered Casa Italiana while searching for Italians to review their Summer 24 fragrance, which is inspired by a Tuscan landscape, and instantly knew they'd found something incredibly special. 

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How has Ffern been working with Casa Italiana?

The club members have featured in Ffern's Italian review film and in Ffern's short documentary, which follows a regular Tuesday lunch club at Casa Italiana - we hope it gives you an inkling of the warmth, generosity and spirit of the place and its people! And should anyone like to attend a Tuesday lunch, please do email the club. They would be delighted to see you there!

Why does it need saving?

Casa Italiana is sadly in need of major funding in order to maintain its historic building and support its diverse range of cultural and social events. Ffern is collaborating with Casa Italiana on this prize draw in the hope that its doors can remain open for many more years to come! Ffern has begun the fundraising with a donation of £5,000 and the club would love to reach their target of £10,000.

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What is the 'Live like an Italian' prize draw?

By making a donation to Casa Italiana, you will be entered into a prize draw to win this wonderful collection of prizes, which are guaranteed to help you "live like an Italian":

1. A free place on the Ffern Ledger

As a Ffern ledger member, you will receive your own 32ml bottle of Ffern four times a year, at the turn of each season, including Ffern's most recent fragrance - Summer 24, inspired by the landscape of Tuscany.

2. A stay for two at Agriturismo Il Rigo in Tuscany

Courtesy of the Flip Flop Forecast, you're invited to stay for two nights in September, October or November this year, including a tailored itinerary and dossier for your time in Tuscany.

3. A Gigli Jug from Italian ceramica brand, Bettina Ceramica

4. A one-to-one cooking class with Knolita Cooks

One-to-one cooking classes (2-hour sessions) are tailored to your needs, whether you want to recreate a favourite Italian meal, learn the art of pasta making or simply try a new recipe or two.

5. A meal for two at Trullo 

Trullo is an acclaimed 5-star rated Italian restaurant in London's Islington that has been cooking delicious food for the community since 2010.

6. A meal for two at Padella 

Padella is the culmination of its founders' long-held dream to open a pasta bar serving fresh, hand-rolled pasta with delicious sauces and fillings inspired by their trips to Italy.

7. A gorgeous hand-finished knitted cape from Isa Arfen

Isa Arfen is a London-based womenswear label launched in 2012 by Serafina Sama. Growing up in Ravenna, Italy, Serafina was surrounded by strong female figures whose individual, eccentric and irreverent styles are reflected in the Isa Arfen design aesthetic.

And there are more prizes to come - all in the aid of helping you to live like an Italian!

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What does Casa Italiana mean to its members?

Over the decades, the club has provided a welcoming space for socialising, fostering a strong sense of community, and offering support to Italian families and individuals far from their homeland. Through family events, cultural celebrations, and weekly social gatherings, Casa Italiana has become more than just a club - it is a cherished institution that strengthens communal bonds and enriches the multicultural tapestry of London.

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A little more about Ffern...

Ffern is a natural fragrance maker based in Somerset. It was born out of a simple vision: to restore perfumery to its artisan roots. With this in mind, Ffern creates fragrances that are organic, vegan and made from the highest quality, sustainably sourced, natural ingredients. Working with the rhythms of the seasons, they blend, barrel-age and bottle four unique fragrances a year, released at the equinox and solstice.

The Ffern ledger is a list of names that we keep at the Ffern studio in Somerset. Each season, we blend, age and bottle Ffern eau de parfum for each of the names on this ledger. 

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(Photography from stills of the film, directed by Elena Heatherwick, 2024)

Thank you so much for your support! 

Entry options

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x1 entry into the prize draw

1 entry

£20

x2 entries into the prize draw

2 entries

£50

x5 entries into the prize draw

5 entries

£100

x10 entries into the prize draw

10 entries

£500

x50 entries into the prize draw

50 entries

£5,000

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Ffern sponsorship match fund (not an entry)

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Live like an Italian - Prize Draw
LIPR,
6 Coptic Street,
London,
WC1A 1NH

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