Sepp Blatter Foundation given a warm welcome by Fux campagna residential home

To achieve something big in a small place: that is the aim of the Fux campagna residential home in Visp in Upper Valais, where severely disabled people are encouraged to lead as rewarding and active a life as possible.

In August 2011, the home was awarded the annual prize of the Sepp Blatter Foundation for its outstanding commitment. On 30 October of that year, it received a visit from the Foundation's entire Board of Management, comprising the Mayor of Visp Niklaus Furger, founder Sepp Blatter, Corinne Blatter Andenmatten and Jean-Paul Brigger.

For the Board of Management, it was a perfect opportunity to meet the residents of the home in person as well as the staff and board of trustees over an aperitif. The ensuing lunch provided some interesting discussions with the residents about life in the home, the care provided and the stories behind their lives.

The manager of the home, Josef Pfaffen, then described to the visitors from the Sepp Blatter Foundation the daily routine of the residents and their activities in the workshops.  This was followed by a brief tour of the living accommodation and workshops.

The members of the Board of Management were extremely impressed by the excellent work of the home and the remarkable attitude to life of its residents, which once again served to reinforce the Board’s commitment to the project. “It was a memorable visit and talking to the people in the home was a very moving experience for us. We are firmly convinced that every resident can do something and be active,” confirmed Sepp Blatter and his daughter Corinne Blatter Andenmatten.