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Shoreham Vehicle Auctions’ fifth annual charity auction for Chestnut Tree House received a fantastic reception from the motor trade in Sussex and the surrounding areas on Monday 26 October.
Held in aid of the Sussex-based children’s hospice, the south coast auctioneers raised over £13,700 for their charity auction, more than double their £6,850 target, thanks to the support of local dealer groups and buyers.
On an evening when donated vehicles were going under the hammer for more than twice their market value, the wide range of donations from Frosts Cars, Yeomans Group, Tates Motor Group, Harwoods Group and H.A. Fox Jaguar Guildford were quickly snapped up.
The amount generated approached the total funds raised by Shoreham for Chestnut Tree House, since first supporting the Arundel-based hospice in 2010.
The only hospice of its kind in Sussex, Chestnut Tree House cares for 300 children and young adults with progressive life-limiting conditions. Offering support to their families, this includes psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
The generosity of buyers and traders was evident on auction night, with many not content with simply selling or buying vehicles and prizes at their starting price. Furthermore, Shoreham waived all fees for each vehicle donated and pledged an extra £250 for each sale.
One vehicle donated from Frosts Cars starting bidding at four times its set price, with the trader placing it back on their forecourt. All proceeds from the auction – and those from what the vehicle sells for at the dealership – will go directly to Chestnut Tree House.
On more than one occasion, traders and buyers purchased lots, only to donate them back into the auction to maximise funds. All proceeds from both sales went directly towards the hospice.
Shoreham had been hoping to raise just under £7,000 for Chestnut Tree House at the auction; the amount needed to fund a day of services at Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for care, yet as annual service charges exceed £3 million and with less than 8p in every pound funded by the government, the hospice relies heavily on donations. With more than double the targeted amount raised, Shoreham can help to fund two whole days of care.
“We are extremely grateful and touched by the generosity of the motor trade in Sussex and the surrounding areas, not to mention the audience of new and existing buyers, who ensured that it was a fantastic evening,” commented Alex Wright, Managing Director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions. “We couldn’t believe the final totals; everyone at Shoreham is ecstatic with the money raised, which will make a real difference to this fantastic and humbling cause.”