Shoreham Vehicle Auctions has raised £4,200 for Chestnut Tree House, the Sussex-based hospice that cares for 300 children and young adults with progressive life-limiting conditions.
Support for the event came from both clients and suppliers of Shoreham who didn’t disappoint, with local dealers gifting three cars to sell at the Monday night auction. The largest donations were not limited to the automotive arena, as a signed Millwall football, given by R S Joyner & Sons, raised £300.
Other items included the use of a Range Rover Sport for the weekend, donated by Harwoods Group which fetched £480. The total amount of over £4,200 raised also included selling commissions donated by Shoreham on numerous cars entered for sale by the nearby Frosts Group.
With less than 8p in every pound funded by the government, Chestnut Tree House relies heavily on the support from donations, such as Shoreham’s, which contribute a significant amount to offering support to the families of those cared for.
Director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions Alan Agate said, “The auction once again exceeded expectations. Thanks to the incredible generosity of a number of car dealers, and the enthusiasm of those attending, the total amount raised will make a real difference to this great cause.
“The biggest surprise of the night was the signed Millwall football; the usual bidder, who had won the ball on every previous occasion, was out-bid this year. The eventual winner wasn’t even a football fan, let alone a Millwall supporter, they were just happy to be part of supporting a very good cause!”