A Christmas Tree made of chocolate attracted one of the two highest bids at the 21st Auction of Action Innocence Monaco on Wednesday, December 13 at the Hotel de Paris.

The entirely edible 26kg Christmas Tree made by the Patissiers of Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo comes with a one night stay in a sea view junior suite for two people with breakfast and cocktails at the American Bar. 

The same amount, 8,000 euros was raised by the Cova Monte Carlo Christmas Tree, a festive masterpiece with iconic Panettone.

The entirely edible Christmas Tree donated by Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

22 Christmas trees that were made available to see in the lobby of Hotel de Paris Monte – Carlo on Monday this week included also the ones donated by Chopard, Cartier, hotels and designer houses in Monaco and all the money raised is used to protect children online, raise their awareness and that of their parents of responsible and reasoned use of digital tools. 

The Action Innocence Monaco Association that fights to preserve the dignity and integrity of children on the Internet was established in 2002 and with its teams of educators and psychologists tirelessly continues its work through which they met nearly one million people in schools in the Principality and in France. According to its vice-president Nick Danziger, more European countries beyond the region and France ask for the program to be introduced in their schools, too. 

“When we began Action Innocence we only spoke to Middle school students,” said Nick Danziger: ” Now, at the earliest age we need to inform our young people and our children about the dangers of the Internet. As our dear president, Mme Louisette Levy-Soussan rightly suggested it is a game of cat and mouse. Every year we are confronted with the new ills of the Internet and what it can bring into our homes, our schools, our playgrounds. In particular bullying, cyber-bullying is a particular facet of the internet today that knows no borders.

Action Innocence sincerely thanks to all the prestigious designers for their generous contributions and all the generous bidders, who helped make the work of the Association possible.”

The Christmas Tree Auction welcomed the bidders with the performance of Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco and was conducted by Mr Julien Brunie, auctioneer at Christie’s.

Images by Martina Brodie