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Shoreham Vehicle Auctions raises over £34,000 for Sussex children’s hospice

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) has exceeded all expectations by raising an incredible £34,000 for The Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice during its 2018 annual vehicle auctions.

In the process, the independent auction house has surpassed the £130,000 fundraising milestone since its inaugural auction for the children’s charity in 2011 – all thanks to the south coast motor trade.

This year, SVA hosted two auctions – integrated within car and commercial vehicle sales – and received fantastic support from the region’s motor trade with donations from Yeomans Group, Tates Group, Caffyns Group, Dinnages, Frosts4cars, Harwoods, Newton Honda, Dees Croydon, Southern Motor Group and Vanfair Ltd. Support was also received from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and NextGear Capital Ltd. More than 24 cars were donated to the auctions, with five coming direct from the general public.

Alongside the grand total, more than 14 hours of day care and 15 hours use of the hydrotherapy pool at Chestnut Tree House were pledged during the two auctions.

Catherine Stone, SVA’s dealership sales manager who has led the campaign since SVA began supporting the Chestnut Tree House in 2011, said ‘We would like to say a heart-felt thank you to all of our suppliers who donated auction lots and to our incredible buyers who dug deep, showing incredible generosity.

‘Once again we are totally overwhelmed and humbled at the support we have received – it is way beyond any expectations we had.’

Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, said, ‘We are incredibly grateful to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions and their clients and customers for their continued support and generosity in donating auction lots and raising funds at their Charity Car Auction.

‘We need to raise £6,850 every day to pay for all the specialist care services provided by Chestnut Tree House – both at the hospice and in families’ own homes – so support like this is invaluable. The amount raised at the Charity Car Auction will pay for five days of all care services at the hospice, which is amazing. Thank you.’

Having first opened its doors in 2003, The Chestnut Tree House currently cares for 300 life-limited children, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes. The hospice offers several types of support which includes end of life care, psychological and bereavement support, and short-break care.

Annual Chestnut Tree House charity car auction calls for unwanted vehicles and donations

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) is calling on all south coast used vehicle dealers and consumers to donate any unwanted running vehicles or part-exchanges to its charity auction for The Chestnut Tree House.

The charity auction takes place on Monday 19 November and this year is extended into the light commercial vehicle (LCV) auction on Tuesday 27 November. The auctions take place at SVA’s site on Chartwell Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex.

SVA is looking for support to smash through the £100,000 barrier and beat last year’s total fundraising effort of £23,000.The auction is looking for all running cars and vans, regardless of age, shape and size, with or without an MOT, from dealers across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey to auction and raise funds for the Arundel-based children’s hospice.

Having first opened its doors in 2003, The Chestnut Tree House currently cares for 300 life-limited children, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes. The hospice offers several types of support which includes; end of life care, psychological and bereavement support and short-break care.

It currently costs well in-excess of £3.5m each year to fund all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. The hospice relies heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex, including the help received from the south coast motor trade.

SVA received fantastic support from the region’s motor trade last year with donations of memorabilia and part exchange cars from Yeomans Group, Frosts, Tates, Caffyns Volkswagen, Newton Honda, Dinnages, HA Fox and Harwoods. In addition to the generous donations, for every charity vehicle auctioned, SVA added a further £200 to the sale price, with no additional auction fees.

‘Our first charity car auction raised £2,000,’ said Catherine Stone, SVA’s dealership sales manager who has led the campaign since SVA began supporting The Chestnut Tree House in 2011. ‘The past two years’ auctions have each raised over £20,000 – the support we continue to receive is simply outstanding. However, we always want to push the boundaries and this year will not only see us smash through the £100,000 barrier since we began in 2011 but we would also like to make it three in a row for exceeding £20,000.’

Anyone with a car to gift to the charity auction can email catherine@shorehamvehicleauctions.com or call 01903 851200.