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25 years of Mission Enfance

Around Princes Albert II left to right: Alain Ucari, Anne-Marie Fissore, Domitille Valentin-Lagourgue, Luc Pettavino, Boris Collardi, François Tajan, Louise Grether, Rémy Bersier. © Gaetan LuciMission Enfance, a charity which specialises in giving educational help and assistance to children in need, are this month celebrating 25 years since the charity was founded. On July 21st, large numbers of their supporters travelled to Monaco for a Vintage Hermès and Rare Wines auction to celebrate this achievement.

The auction was organised by Artcurial auction house and Luc Pettavino, and supported by private bank Julius Baer. It was led by François Tajan, deputy chairman at Articultural, and Thomas Molina, with Prince Albert II being one of the many guests who attended.

There were two different components to the auction, the first of which being a sale of vintage Hermès, Kelly and Birkin bags, some of which had been customised by renowned artists. The centrepiece of this auction, a special order from the Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, raised 32,000 euros. The second component was a sale of rare wines from private cellars and estates, which were often coupled with gifts such as cellar visits or a night at a castle.

All money raised by this auction will be donated Mission Enfance in support of their humanitarian actions. Having already supported 700,000 children over the past 25 years, the money raised will help the charity continue with their worthy cause.