Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) is celebrating 50 years of trading this month, and is holding three special auctions in aid of three charities through the month of September to mark the momentous occasion.

The company began trading in 1961, and currently sells around 7,000 vehicles a year through 11 monthly auctions, including a weekly fleet and finance sale, a light commercial, HGV & plant sale, and a weekly evening dealer direct sale.

All monies raised from the charity auctions, which will be held during SVA’s normal car and van sales through the month of September, will go to the nominated charity of the day. Donations are being supplied by SVA’s customers, suppliers and local businesses, with some of the donations already including a Fourball at Kingsbarns Golf Links in Fife, a cricket bat signed by the Sussex County Cricket Club and dinner and one night stay at the Haselbury Mill Somerset. For more information on lots for sale, see the Sales Catalogue at

The charity auctions will kick start on Monday 19th September*, and with public, trade and locals attending, it is sure to be a lively event. The charity auction itself will start at 7.00pm, during Shoreham’s general car sale, which commences at 6.00pm. Proceeds from this auction will be donated to Chestnut Tree House – a local children’s hospice offering a homely environment for sick children and their families (

Thursday 22nd September* will see the second charity auction of the month taking place at 2.00pm, during SVA’s fleet car sale which commences at 12 noon, and will be attended by many motor traders and car dealers. The company has decided to give proceeds from this auction to the automotive industry charity, BEN ( BEN is the UK’s only charity offering practical, emotional or financial support for those who work, or have worked in the automotive and related industries, as well as their dependants.

The charity auctions will conclude, with a final auction at 12 noon on Tuesday 27th September*, during the light commercial sale starting at 11.00am, which will be attended by a host of commercial vehicle dealers and end users. Monies raised from this auction will be donated to the leading UK animal welfare charity, RSPCA (

Alex Wright, the Managing Director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions said: “Celebrating 50 years of trading is a great achievement and what better way to commemorate this special occasion, than by raising money for a good cause? The charities chosen are charities that we as a team at SVA already actively support. We expect there to be a good turnout at the events, and may even throw in a free souvenir! For those interested, a tally of the total donations will be available on our website, so be sure to keep an eye on it.”


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