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Chestnut Tree House charity auction calls for donations

Published:  31 October, 2016

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is calling on used vehicle sellers to donate any unwanted vehicles and part-exchanges to its sixth annual auction for Chestnut Tree House on 21 November.

The Lancing-based auctioneers are looking for all cars, regardless of age, shape, size, with or without an MOT, from dealers across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey to raise funds for the Arundel and Eastbourne-based children’s hospice.


Chestnut Tree House is a hospice caring for 300 children and young adults with progressive life-limiting conditions. It offers support to their families including psychological and bereavement support, end-of-life and short-break care and sibling support.

Annual service charges exceed £3m, yet families are never charged for care. The hospice relies on donations which also fund community nurses in the area, allowing children to receive around-the-clock care in the comfort of their own home.

Last year’s auction raised £13,700 raised thanks to the support of local dealer groups and buyers, enabling total donations from the auction to reach £37,000 since Shoreham started supporting the hospice in 2011.

Shoreham not only waives all fees for each vehicle donated but also pledges an additional £200 for each vehicle sold. It is also encouraging miscellaneous items to be donated once again, after track days, gift experiences and sporting memorabilia were quickly snapped up last year.

Alex Wright, managing director of Shoreham, said: ‘We are honoured to be supporting Chestnut Tree House once again with our charity auction. The work they carry out is invaluable in supporting children, young people and their families when they need it most.

‘After the huge success of last year’s event, we want to push on and maximise donations for this wonderful and noble cause; this is only possible through private and trade outlets donating whatever they can. Raising as much as possible for Chestnut Tree House is a personal passion for everyone at Shoreham and we can’t wait to see what goes under the hammer this year.’

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