A magical evening in support of Action Innocence Monaco kicked off the holiday season during an annual Christmas tree auction on 13 December in the lobby of the Hotel de Paris. Camille Gottlieb was in attendance as 22 trees were auctioned off for a good cause. Festive music by the Petits Chanteurs de Monaco, under the direction of Pierre Debat, gave the evening a joyful atmosphere.
Two days before the auction, the Christmas Trees were on display took on Monday 11 December, giving the public an opportunity to enjoy the trees before the event, which was free to attend.
111,000 euros raised
In total, the auction raised 111,000 euros for Action Innocence, an association which helps protect children from the dangers of the internet.
“We would like to express our deep gratitude and our immense recognition towards our exceptional partners and supporters, whose contribution was essential to the resounding success of our #LesSapinsDactionInnocenceMonaco,” said Action Innocence Monaco on social media.
Christmas Tree made of chocolate!
A Christmas Tree made of chocolate made quite a stir and attracted one of the highest bids during the event. The entirely edible 26 kilogram Christmas Tree was created by the Patissiers of Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo and came with a one night stay for two at the Hotel de Paris’s sea view junior suite, with breakfast and cocktails at the American Bar. The delectable tree picked 8,000 euros.
Trees were also donated by Chopard, Cartier, Hermitage, the florist Stanislas Ducreux and other hotels and designers across Monaco.
According to Frédérique De Chambure, General Secretary of Action Innocence Monaco, the event is vital because it is the association’s only source of funding. The money raised will enable the non-profit to continue informing and educating children, parents and the general public about the dangers of the Internet.