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With all the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is pledging £10,000 to its long-standing charity auction partner, Chestnut Tree House. This year marks the auctions 10th anniversary annual fundraising efforts and is urging all south coast used vehicle dealers to donate any unwanted running vehicles or part-exchanges to the auction.
Shoreham Vehicle Auctions 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. Local businesses are also being invited to ‘get involved’ in the fundraising by pledging their support through financial donations.
The Charity Car Auction will take place on Monday 23 November while the Charity Van Auction takes place on Tuesday 24 November. With the nation in lockdown, final details of the logistics of the event will be available via the website closer the time.
“When the pandemic struck, we had to close our shops and all events were postponed or cancelled – our fundraising income dropped by 70%,” said Sarah Colbourne, Head of Fundraising at Chestnut Tree House. “Things were starting to improve, but right now, especially with the second national lockdown, we need our community’s support more than ever. We are so grateful for everyone’s support – without you, children’s hospice care wouldn’t be possible, now or in the future. Thank you.”
Catherine Stone, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions business development manager who has led the campaign since Shoreham Vehicle Auction began supporting the charity in 2011, said, “Our 10th year of supporting Chestnut Tree House comes under very different circumstances during such unprecedented times.
“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 Chestnut Tree House. We hope that may inspire others amongst our community and beyond to do the same. Any support – on matter how big or small – is welcome.”
Anyone with a car to gift to the charity auction can email email@example.com or call 01903 851200. Alternatively, you can see what is on offer at the auction here.