Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) has called for 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 auction house is hoping to break its £100,000 fundraising barrier this year and beat last year’s auction total of £23,000 in the process.
SVA has raised a total of £98,432 for the children's hospice so far, with this year marking the company’s eighth charity auction.
SVA wants 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. Anyone with a car to gift to the charity auction can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01903 851200.
SVA’s dealership sales manager and campaign leader, Catherine Stone, said: “The response we’ve had so far has been incredible and I can’t thank everyone enough.
"However, we are still looking for more donations to help us break last year’s fundraising efforts and, of course, smash through the £100,000 milestone.
“The Chestnut Tree House is an amazing charity, providing incredible care and support for life-limited youngsters. We could not be more proud to offer our support.”
The charity auctions, held on November 19 and 27, will take place at SVA’s site on Chartwell Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex.
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.