Giveacar scheme is a charitable option
Posted on 28 November 2012
If you have a car that has failed its MOT or is a forlorn restoration project taking up space on the drive, you can arrange for it to be taken away and raise some money for charity.
Pilgrims Hospices is urging people who want to get rid of their old bangers to sign up to the internet based Giveacar scheme and nominate them as beneficiaries.
It doesn’t matter if your car is beyond help or simply a few years old and you don’t want the bother of trying to sell it, says fundraiser Yvonne Archer.
“Anything your old car raises for us is very welcome and will go towards meeting the running costs of our hospices in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet,” she added.
One person who found Giveacar an easy option was Folkestone based Alison Lynd, who is also a volunteer complementary therapist at Pilgrims Hospice Ashford.
She said: “The tax and insurance on my 15 year old Nissan Almera were about to run out so I decided to contact Giveacar to take it away. It was very quick and easy. I had a call back from the collection company within 20 minutes to arrange for the car to be picked up the following week. Everything that I was told would happen did so, they were friendly people to deal with and I was happy with the £98 my car raised.”
If you would like to donate your car to the scheme – and it can be in any condition – please visit www.giveacar.co.uk or call 0207 736 4242, email firstname.lastname@example.org