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SVA's charity auction asks for unwanted vehicles and donations

Annual Chestnut Tree House charity auction asks for unwanted vehicles and donations

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) is asking all south coast used vehicle dealers and consumers to donate any unwanted vehicles to its yearly charity auctions for The Chestnut Tree House.

SVA has also called for donations to help it break through the £150,000 target.

The charity car auction takes place on November 18 at SVA's West Sussex base, with a light commercial vehicle (LCVs) auction to follow on Tuesday 26 November, with funds going to the Arundel-based children’s hospice.

Catherine Stone, SVA’s dealership sales manager, said: "Last year exceeded all expectations, with all our wonderful business partners and the local community, helping us to raise over £34,000 from the two charity auctions.

“The support we receive year-in, year-out never fails to amaze us.

“This year we have the £150,000 total fundraising milestone firmly in our sights and we are determined to break through that in style.”

Any car or van, no matter the age, shape and size, with or without a MoT, would be welcomed by the charity, as long as it is running.

Should businesses or individuals wish to donate funds, SVA points out that £50 would fund one hour of hydrotherapy care for a gravely ill child and £250 covers an hour's care at Chestnut Tree House.

The hospice opened its doors in 2003, and now cares for 300 children with terminal or life-limiting conditions, both at the hospice and at some of their homes.

The charity requires more than £3.5m per year to fund care services such as end of life care, psychological and bereavement support.

Community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, Caroline Roberts-Quigley, said: “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."

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