Marimar Torres along with his daughter Cristina, have received the Castellers de Vilafranca this week in their winery in California, as part of the tour that the colla castellera is doing along the west coast of the United States within the acts of San Francisco Catalan Week.

After visiting the winery, built in 1992 in the style of a Catalan farmhouse, the Castellers de Vilafranca have made a memorable performance, downloading a 4d8, the first eight-story human castle they did in California. They have also completed a Td7, a 3d7 and a fan of five.

The Marimar Estate winery is located in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco and 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, a prime location for wine growing.

The Castellers de Vilafranca, who have moved a delegation of 180 people to California, have the support of the Familia Torres Foundation. In addition to projects aimed at children, the foundation also includes among its lines of action, the development of cultural programs with local institutions.

Familia Torres has recently joined LEUCO’s as a point of sale, a solidarity initiative to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Ingrid was diagnosed with leukaemia in July 2018, with 10 years. Bad leukocytes had occupied her “blood factory” in the bone marrow. The only way to throw them out and have good white blood cells back was to undergo a long chemotherapy treatment. She spent the first month in a room on the 8th floor of Sant Joan de Déu, receiving chemotherapy and with restricted visits. Shortly after, she had the idea to create this project. Thinking about her illness, she created the LEUCO’S, small coloured leukocytes, full of hope.

LEUCO’s are coloured keychains and needles inspired by blood cells and handmade by Ingrid and her family and friends, which gives them emotional value.

There are many different models and you can get them in exchange for a donation of 4 euros in the visit center of Jean Leon and Familia Torres, or by contacting fundacionfamiliatorres@torres.es