Car scrappage for charity

By staff writers
1 Jul 2010

The Children’s Trust, a national charity for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, will be a beneficiary of a special, nation-wide scrap car initiative which is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the charity over the coming year.

Give a Car, a not-for-profit organisation offers vehicle owners of un-roadworthy cars an opportunity to get their unwanted cars collected free of charge and donate proceeds from the scrap metal to charity.

The initiative is the brain-child of 23-year-old graduate, Tom Chance, from London. The scheme, which was launched last year, has helped to raise £50,000 for other charities taking part, through the disposal of over 500 cars. Two million cars are taken off the road each year, but only half of these are disposed of through licensed scrap yards, which ensure that correct environmental re-cycling procedures are followed. A simple and efficient service with no costs to owners, is offered by the organisation and cars will be collected from anywhere in the UK within three days of contact being made. The vehicle will either be sold through a salvage auction, or disposed of through an authorised treatment facility.

Angie Turner, corporate relations manager at The Children’s Trust said: “If you want to get rid of an unwanted or un-roadworthy car in an easy, effective and environmentally-friendly way and, at the same time, help raise money for The Children’s Trust, please consider this service. The Trust will receive an average of £100 per car and, within the first month of taking part, has already received £500 in donations from this scheme. It’s a great way for the public to make a difference to our charity in a very simple way.”

For further information and details please visit: www.giveacar.co.uk or email: support@giveacar.co.uk The Children’s Trust is one of the 35 charities to benefit from the scheme.

The Children’s Trust is a national charity, which provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury. For more information, visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

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