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The Spanish Association of Large Families (FANOC) was founded in 1990 as a social initiative in which a group of parents of large families voluntarily mobilised to improve these families’ situations.

FANOC now has the support of a team of volunteers made up of more than 50 members.

In Catalonia there are 126,525 large families, according to data provided by the institution, and 13,600 are associated. FANOC works to defend, protect and promote the rights and interests of large families. We also organise specific services and activities to meet their specific needs.

In this area, the Bosch Aymerich Foundation expresses its commitment to this group by signing a two-year agreement over grants to allow large families associated with FANOC to stay at the hotels of the Grup Bosch Aymerich in Masella.

The agreement was signed on 2 March in the presence of Antoni Bosch Carrera, Secretary and trustee of the Bosch Aymerich Foundation and Mrs. Emilia Tarifa, President of the Spanish Association of Large Families.

The Bosch Aymerich Foundation is studying the creation of a high-performance centre for winter sports that will contribute to increasing the standard of the country’s athletes, while enhancing the Cerdanya region’s prestige and visibility in the world of skiing.

This is an original project by Mr. Josep Maria Bosch Aymerich aligned with the mission of promoting sport. It is also believed that the project may also be an asset that contributes to a candidacy for the Winter Olympics in La Cerdanya.

The project is currently under study and research to validate the proposal to create the centre and analyse its format, model and key processes.

The main objective of the High Performance Ski Centre is not to seek the short-term result of a successful athlete, but to lay the foundations of a process to ensure "collective and massive efficiency", a production model with values ​​as opposed to an individual sporadic result.

The Bosch Aymerich Foundation is studying the creation of a high-performance centre for winter sports that will contribute to increasing the standard of the country’s athletes, while enhancing the Cerdanya region’s prestige and visibility in the world of skiing.

This is an original project by Mr. Josep Maria Bosch Aymerich aligned with the mission of promoting sport. It is also believed that the project may also be an asset that contributes to a candidacy for the Winter Olympics in La Cerdanya.

The project is currently under study and research to validate the proposal to create the centre and analyse its format, model and key processes.

The main objective of the High Performance Ski Centre is not to seek the short-term result of a successful athlete, but to lay the foundations of a process to ensure "collective and massive efficiency", a production model with values ​​as opposed to an individual sporadic result.

The goal is to train people in values. To offer a service structure in La Cerdanya for the snow environment, where we train people who can develop their potential as high-level athletes. The project has included analysing national and international "training - competition" centres to adapt the conditions of the High Performance Centre to the best of options, since in La Cerdanya there is no residence for athletes that combines studies and competition. Runners currently have to go to Vielha, Jaca, Andorra or the Alps. It is also necessary to design the details of the centre's offer, the keys to its implementation and to define the role of the BAF to validate the viability of the project for the BAF. The project that is being carried out is already in the intermediate executive phase.

On January 24, the Bosch Aymerich Foundation signed collaboration agreements with the Escola Bac de Cerdanya school, the Escola Llums del Nord school and the Pere Borrell Institute, in order to promote the participation of the schools of la Cerdanya and to encourage skiing among all the students of these schools.

The event was attended by Xavier Nolla i Varela, patron of the Bosch Aymerich Foundation and Director of Masella, Assumpta Vilaró, director of the Escola Bac de Cerdanya, Cristina González, director of the Escola Llums del Nord and Amaya Garcia, director of the IES Pere Borrell secondary school.

In this first edition, the students of La Cerdanya were able to enjoy skiing in the Masella resort thanks to the aid plan that the Bosch Aymerich Foundation, the majority owner of the resort, has provided to benefit more than 600 students by assuming the cost of transport, the equipment needed for skiing, the ski pass and meals on the slopes.

In future editions, consideration will be given to opening up participation to more schools in La Cerdanya, with the aim of extending the chance of skiing to more students in the region.