Hôtel de Paris to host teddy bear auction in aid of Monaco Disease Power

teddy bear auction

In a bid to raise important funds for the Monaco Disease Power association, a very special auction of teddy bears is due to be held at the Hôtel de Paris this week. Here’s everything you need to know about the event. 

Teddy bears hold a cherished place in our hearts and are a symbol of happiness, comfort and warmth that resonates long after childhood.

At the Hôtel de Paris on Tuesday 14th May, famed auctioneer Simon de Pury will be leading a special auction event in which a collection of teddies that have been sponsored by various Monaco-based businesses will be sold off in support of the Monaco Disease Power cause.

The inaugural edition of the teddy bear auction was held in early 2023, and it captured the imaginations and hearts of the public. The initiative was born thanks to Karelle Traverso, whose inspiration for creating such an event came from her late sister, who faced countless challenges during her life due to a complex disability.

That year, more than €23,000 was raised for Monaco Disease Power, an association presided over by Muriel Natali-Laure that is dedicated to supporting families and individuals affected by disabilities.

The upcoming sequel to this charming event promises even more magic. The Patio of the Hôtel de Paris is currently being transformed into a teddy bear treasure trove, with each cuddly toy on the auction list being sponsored by a prominent Monaco brand.

Once again, de Pury will head up the event, which will be complemented by performances from magicians, musicians and singers, making it a wonderfully family-focused occasion.

The auction will begin at 5pm.

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