Sally Gunnell OBE DL to take to auction rostrum for SVA charity event
Sally Gunnell OBE DL, British Olympic gold medallist and vice president of the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice will take to the auction rostrum for this year’s Shoreham Vehicle Auctions charity event.
The charity auction, in aid of children’s charity, the Chestnut Tree House sees the south coast’s used vehicle dealers, consumers and local businesses band together to donate unwanted running vehicles and part-exchanges to auction and raise funds for the hospice.
SVA is seeking all running cars and vans, regardless of age, shape and size, with or without an MOT, from across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey to auction as part of its annual charity auction in aid of Arundel-based children’s hospice, The Chestnut Tree House. Local businesses are also being invited to ‘get involved’ in the event by donating non-automotive related lots.
Independent auction house, SVA which was recognised with the Outstanding Corporate Supporter accolade at The Chestnut Tree House’s biennial Business Awards ceremony earlier this year, is looking to break through the £130,000 total fundraising barrier and beat last year’s auction total of £34,000.
The charity auctions, held on Monday 18 November (car) and on Tuesday 26 November (LCV), will take place at SVA’s site on Chartwell Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex.
SVA’s business development manager, Catherine Stone who has led the campaign since SVA began supporting The Chestnut Tree House in 2011, said ‘We are delighted, this year, to welcome Sally Gunnell OBE DL, British Olympic gold medallist and vice president of the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice to the event.
‘Supporting the Chestnut Tree House - which provides incredible care and support for life-limited youngsters – is something we, as individuals, a business and a local community, are incredibly privileged to do.’
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.
Anyone with a car or other donation should contact SVA’s business development manager, Catherine Stone on 01903 851200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.