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A community against cancer: the Mimosa Ball in association with YPI

Mimosa Agnieska Hancock and Anissa Perkins (Mimosa Board member). It was with genuine pleasure that I attended the annual Mimosa Ball in association with YPI, on behalf of Riviera Insider, at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort on Saturday 13th May. And what an inspirational and moving evening it was!

The not-for-profit mimosa concept is one of community and reaching out to others. Through their combined personal loss and suffering, this team of eight expat women has come together in their free time, fitting it around family life and their careers, to raise awareness and funds for victims of cancer and their families across the Côte d’Azur.

“The evening was a great success and resulted in 36,000€ being made,” said the team following the event. “These funds will be donated to La Ligue contre le Cancer to continue the funding of their vital drop-in centres and also to Cancer Support Group 06 (CSG06) to continue their massively supportive work in the Anglophone community in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var regions. Both of these charities are at the frontline of cancer care and do an untold amount of work in our community, assisting cancer patients on a daily basis.

A percentage of the evening’s funds will also be used to develop a social media awareness campaign about cancer so that prevention and early detection are clearly understood. As with everything, education starts at home.”

Aside from the fantastic welcome, luxurious location and exciting auction event — mimosa certainly knows how to throw a party — it truly was an honour to be there supporting such a wonderful cause. Congratulations to the mimosa team and we all at Riviera Insider wish you the very best of luck in your fundraising activities and continued fight against cancer.



Guests including Lucy Crapper (auctioneer of the evening).


The Mimosa ball at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort.







Elsa Carpenter