Christmas Trees Auction Raised Funds for Action Innocence

A magic forest for a good cause

Last Tuesday evening the lobby of the Hotel de Paris resembled a bright and colourful magic forest out of a children’s fable book, decorated with 29 Christmas Trees. It was the traditional charity live auction organized by the association Action Innocence, that this year raised the sum of Euro 86,000 that will enable them to continue their work protecting children in the Internet. (On the photo below right the President of Action Innocence Louisette Levy-Soussan Azzoaglio accompanied by Victoria Silvstedt and members of the association.)

A chorus of angels

The Little Singers of Monaco opened this festive event with popular Nativity songs adding to the atmosphere of the holiday season.  This group can be traced back to the 18th Century under the reign of Prince Antoine 1st of Monaco, and their mission was to ensure the execution of liturgies at the Palatine Chapel. Centuries later in 1904, Prince Albert 1st appointed a renowned musician to organize a choral group that became famous and continues to this date performing in the Principality and abroad.

As last year several of the trees purchased by the generous participants in the auction were in turn donated to the Hospital Princess Grace, the Foyer de l’Enfance Princesse Charlene, the Foyer Princess Stephanie in Cap d’Ail, the Hector Otto Foundation and the Lanval Hospital. It is the gift that keeps on giving!

For more information on Action Innocence visit www.actioninnocence.org

Photos courtesy of EdWright Images

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