A VEHICLE auction house has named a cancer care foundation as its chosen charity of the year. 

South Western Vehicle Auctions (SWVA), in Poole, will organise various fundraising events this year to raise money for the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). 

DCCF awards non-repayable grants to help people with cancer meet expenses such as transport, domestic and household costs and some minor modifications needed in the home. 

SWVA’s business development manager Jo Legg said the auction house wanted to support a charity that makes a “positive impact in the community” and DCCF fits that. 

She said: “DCCF is committed to fundraising to help Dorset people who are facing often extreme hardship because of a cancer diagnosis.  

“Every one of the team at SWVA knows someone who has been affected by cancer. Some of us have lost loved ones to the disease.  

“So, we are all very enthusiastic at the prospect of raising some good funds for DCCF’s work. We hope people will get behind us in our fundraising efforts, so together we can really make a difference."  

The charity's fundraising manager Jannine Loveys said: "We are a small but vital charity whose success is driven by the hard work and commitment of our dedicated volunteers, supporters, sponsors and patrons.”