Genoa Claret and Blue, West Ham United told by the Hammers: proceeds to charity
Genoa. The Hammers Genova are an “Official Supporters Club” born in 2015 born in the Ligurian capital with the intention of gathering all those who love the colors Claret and Blue.
The club boasts over thirty members, organizes viewing of matches in its headquarters, Poldo’s Pub in via Pisacane and moves after the Irons. Since we were born, we have immediately established an important collaboration with the Band degli Orsi, the ONLUS association that takes care of children hospitalized at the Gaslini pediatric hospital in Genoa. This year, to raise funds and donate them to the Band, the choice fell on the publication of a book.
The book tells the story of a group of boys’ passion for West Ham United and accompanies the reader through anecdotes, curiosities and insights to discover the history, culture and events of London’s East End football club and its people. A pressing story that analyzes very different aspects, from the reasons that led to the choice to cheer for a so-called underdog football team from across the Channel, to the historical context in which a company born in the late nineteenth century as a leisure for shipyard workers of the Thames has become a reality known and admired all over the world, and still how in a difficult socio-economic context of a neighborhood in the degraded suburbs of London cultural movements and musical orientations have flourished that will influence the whole of Europe for several generations. Stories of male and female testimonials from those who wore the Claret and Blue jersey, stories of travel, of away matches following the team.
The book also boasts the collaboration of two Genoese artists Massimo Pannocchia and Enrico Macchiavello who gave us two splendid West Ham-Band degli Orsi themed illustrations. The introduction by Professor Pierluigi Bruschettini, president and creator of the Band degli Orsi, is very nice. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be entirely donated to the Band degli Orsi.