Cars for cash initiative supports hospice

7th May 2015

Scrap car with Giveacar sign

Anyone who has a car they no longer need is being asked to consider donating it to St Richard’s Hospice.

The Giveacar scheme will arrange to collect the car for free and will sell it at auction or for scrap, with the proceeds being donated to St Richard’s to help fund compassionate care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their families.

The Giveacar scheme is a non-profit social enterprise which collects unwanted and unused cars for charity, turning scrap into cash. St Richard’s Hospice has already benefitted from the sale of dozens of donated cars over the last few years.

Regardless of their condition, cars are collected free of charge nationwide by Giveacar and sold through an online auction, or disposed of at an authorised treatment facility.

Proceeds from the sale of each car will be donated to St Richard’s Hospice to provide hospice care.  Even if the car is scrapped, the hospice still receives approximately £100, depending on the price of scrap metal.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We have been part of the Giveacar scheme for a couple of years now and supporters who have donated a car have told us they would recommend the scheme to others. If you have a car to sell, or even an old banger you don’t know what to do with, this could be an ideal solution. All proceeds from the sale will be used to help us continue to offer compassionate care to patients and their loved ones.”

To find out more about the scheme visit the Giveacar scheme page or call the Giveacar Team on 0207 736 4242 quoting St Richard’s Hospice as your chosen charity.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.