2012 award

Each year, the Sepp Blatter Foundation, which was founded in 2006, presents an award to a project in the Upper Valais in recognition of its extraordinary humanitarian or sporting merits. This year, the 20,000 award was presented to Martinsheim, an elderly persons’ home in Visp. The award, which is worth CHF 20,000, was presented in the presence of Sepp Blatter, who, together with the Foundation Board, has been impressed by Martinsheim’s social commitment.

Sepp Blatter: “I congratulate Martinsheim on their wonderful work as well as everyone involved in this exemplary project. Martinsheim does some excellent work and shows a high level of professional expertise in taking care of its residents. I am delighted that our foundation is able to make a small contribution towards the continued well-being of the residents and towards maintaining the high level of care they receive.”

Last year, the Sepp Blatter Foundation award was presented to the Wiler and Kippel communities in the Lötschental region, whose football pitches were severely damaged by serious floods. Having examined the various dossiers that were submitted, the Board of Management decided on 30 October 2012 to give the 2012 award to Martinsheim in Visp, which offers around 100 residents a genuine home. The elderly residents are provided with round-the-clock loving care and attention in accordance with their individual needs, with the focus always being on each person’s quality of life and well-being.

For more information, visit www.martinsheim.ch