So far many thousands of pounds have been raised through the Giveacar scheme, a social enterprise which collects unwanted and unused cars for charity – turning scrap into cash. Nineteen cars have already been donated with the cash going to St Richard’s Hospice.
The concept mirrors one that is already popular in the United States and other countries – but which is still very much in its infancy in the UK. 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 are donated to a charity, such as St Richard’s Hospice. Even if the car is scrapped, St Richard’s Hospice still receives between £40 and £160.
The Giveacar service is very efficient and many hospice supporters have been delighted with the amounts that have been raised for St Richard’s Hospice.
David Kitcat from Stallard, March and Edwards solicitors in Worcester has donated his car to St Richard’s through the scheme. He said, “I’m pleased it raised a decent sum for St Richard’s. My field at work is Wills and probate so I come across the families of cancer sufferers quite often. Without exception they have high praise and appreciation for the services that St Richard’s provides.”
Tracey Hart, Assistant Events Co-Ordinator at Hagley Hall read an article about the scheme and St Richard’s benefited from her very old Nissan being taken by Giveacar.
“We were delighted to learn St Richard’s Hospice have received £70 following on from the donation of our old vehicle to Giveacar. All it took was one quick call to Giveacar who arranged for collection of the car at a time to suit us and the donation went straight to you within a very short time. We could certainly recommend the process to anyone who is in a similar situation.”
The scheme is so easy to use and don’t forget: Any car or vehicle collected
– Nationwide coverage
– Free collection
To get more details and start making a difference, visit www.giveacar.co.uk or call the Giveacar Team on to arrange free collection, call 0207 736 4242 quoting St Richard’s Hospice as your chosen charity.