Shoreham Vehicle Auctions pledges £10,000 to Chestnut Tree House in its 10th annual charity auction

To mark the 10th year of fundraising for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions has pledged a minimum donation of £10,000.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 2:05 pm

The south coast’s leading independent vehicle auction operator, based in Lancing, is determined to continue to support the Sussex hospice, despite the challenging time being faced by all due to Covid-19.

Other south coast used vehicle dealers and businesses are being urged to get behind the effort and support the 10-year anniversary charity auction.

Unwanted cars are sought, as well as donation pledges, to help the children’s hospice cope with the major funding shortfall it faces for 2020.

Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice has been Shoreham Vehicle Auctions' charity partner since 2011

Catherine Stone, business development manager, has led the campaign since the start in 2011 and says the anniversary auction comes under very different circumstances to usual.

She said: “As individuals and businesses alike, we recognise just how tough it is for everyone right now but at a time when they probably need us most, we wanted to continue our support of CTH. We hope that may inspire others amongst our community and beyond to do the same. Any support, no matter how big or small, is welcome.”

The charity vehicle auctions will be held in a revised format on Monday, November 23, for cars and Tuesday, November 24, for vans, albeit.

Donations of running cars and vans, regardless of age, shape and size, with or without an MOT, are sought from dealers across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

Chestnut Tree House children's hospice in Poling

Unlike previous years, these auctions will purely feature vehicles and will be accessible only to trade customers, bidding online or in limited numbers on site.

To enable other businesses and the public to join in, SVA is seeking donations as pledges to pay for the following for the hospice, £50 for one hour of hydrotherapy, £285 for one hour’s care, £25 for phone calls to struggling families, £50 for PPE masks, gloves, and aprons, £70 for a nurse home visit.

Anyone with a car to gift to the charity auction, or to make a donation, email [email protected] or call 01903 851200.

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