Shoreham Vehicle Auctions raises a staggering £25,672 at annual auction for Sussex children’s hospice

On Monday 21 November 2016 Shoreham Vehicle Auctions held its annual charity auction in aid Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice for the fifth year. The event raised a staggering £25,652, more than £10,000 than 2015 total. Shoreham Vehicle Auctions have held this annual event since 2011 and have now raised an incredible £62,652.00 in total for Chestnut Tree House.

The organisers received fantastic support from the region’s motor trade, with dealers and motor groups from Sussex and Surrey donating vehicles, track days and gift experiences for the auction. The auction, held in the evening, saw donated vehicles going under the hammer for more than twice their market value. Donations from Frosts Cars, Yeomans Group, Tates Motor Group, Harwoods Group, Caffyns VW, Peter Cooper Group and H.A. Fox Jaguar Guildford were all quickly snapped up by traders and buyers, showing the generous support for Chestnut Tree House. Furthermore, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions waived all fees for each vehicle donated and pledged an extra £200 for each sale. On more than one occasion, traders and buyers purchased lots, only to donate them back into the auction to maximise funds. For the first time this year we saw unwanted vehicles donated by the general public, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions would like to thank all those that donated the generosity was overwhelming.

Alex Wright, Managing Director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions said: “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. 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.”

Caroline Roberts-Quigley, Community Fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House said: “Year on year, I am astounded and humbled at the support that Shoreham Vehicle Auctions gets from its trade suppliers and customers in order to make this such a successful event. The team work so hard in the months leading up to the auction and we really do appreciate the support from everyone involved. The incredible amount raised this year will cover the cost of three whole days of fun, love and care for local life limited children”

If you have been inspired and would like to get involved with supporting Chestnut Tree House, please contact us on 01903 871820 or email fundraising@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk. To find out more about our Pay for a Day scheme please visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/payforaday.

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