SVA calls for donations

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) has issued a rallying cry 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.

SVA wants all running cars and vans, regardless of age, shape and size, with or without a MOT, from dealers across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey to auction and raise funds for the Arundel-based children’s hospice.

The independent auction house is looking to smash through the £100,000 fundraising barrier this year and beat last year’s auction total of £23,000. The charity auctions, held on 19 November and 27 November take place at SVA’s site on Chartwell Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex.

Catherine Stone, SVA’s dealership sales manager 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.’

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.