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Aug
11

Free T-Shirts!

By admin

About Giveacar

Our friends at Indigo Clothing, market leaders in the UK T-Shirt Printing industry, kindly offered us 5 free t-shirts recently. Earlier this year we were also donated a free laptop from KPMG. Another company also offered us a printer recently. This social enterprise is run on a shoestring, so these little things really help and are really appreciated! ...

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This social enterprise is run on a shoestring, so these little things really help and are really appreciated!

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This social enterprise is run on a shoestring, so these little things really help and are really appreciated!

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This social enterprise is run on a shoestring, so these little things really help and are really appreciated!

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This social enterprise is run on a shoestring, so these little things really help and are really appreciated!

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Jul
27

How to help in Africa

By admin

About Giveacar

Lately we have been getting calls from donors asking us what charities they should give to in order to aid the severe drought in East Africa. So here is a helpful guide to helping out. When severe disasters occur the Disasters Emergency Committee is mobilised to deal with donations. They are composed of fourteen different charities:...

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•	Age UK
•	British Red Cross
•	CAFOD
•	Care International UK
•	Christian Aid
•	Concern Worldwide
•	Islamic Relief
•	Merlin
•	Oxfam
•	Save the Children
•	Tearfund
•	World Vision
•	PLAN UK

If you wish to give a car then feel free to choose one of these charities and we could be delighted to take your car and make a donation.

However, due to the nature of how Giveacar works, it takes around six weeks for our donations to reach your chosen charity. If you wish to donate to help those suffering in East Africa right now, please go to the DEC Donations page  and make a straight donation to them now.

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• Age UK
• British Red Cross
• CAFOD
• Care International UK
• Christian Aid
• Concern Worldwide
• Islamic Relief
• Merlin
• Oxfam
• Save the Children
• Tearfund
• World Vision
• PLAN UK

If you wish to give a car then feel free to choose one of these charities and we could be delighted to take your car and make a donation.

However, due to the nature of how Giveacar works, it takes around six weeks for our donations to reach your chosen charity. If you wish to donate to help those suffering in East Africa right now, please go to the DEC Donations page and make a straight donation to them now.

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• ActionAid
• Age UK
• British Red Cross
• CAFOD
• Care International UK
• Christian Aid
• Concern Worldwide
• Islamic Relief
• Merlin
• Oxfam
• Save the Children
• Tearfund
• World Vision
• PLAN UK

If you wish to give a car then feel free to choose one of these charities and we could be delighted to take your car and make a donation.

However, due to the nature of how Giveacar works, it takes around six weeks for our donations to reach your chosen charity. If you wish to donate to help those suffering in East Africa right now, please go to the DEC Donations page and make a straight donation to them now.

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• British Red Cross
• CAFOD
• Care International UK
• Christian Aid
• Concern Worldwide
• Islamic Relief
• Merlin
• Oxfam
• Save the Children
• Tearfund
• World Vision
• PLAN UK

If you wish to give a car then feel free to choose one of these charities and we could be delighted to take your car and make a donation.

However, due to the nature of how Giveacar works, it takes around six weeks for our donations to reach your chosen charity. If you wish to donate to help those suffering in East Africa right now, please go to the DEC Donations page and make a straight donation to them now.

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Jun
24

Does boycotting charities really work?

By admin

 Animal Aid’s new Victims of Charity Campaign is calling for people to boycott four large health charities,  Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, Parkinson's UK and the Alzheimer's Society until they stop using animals in their research. Now whether or not you approve of the morality of this campaign, this move seems to be something of a misstep on their part.  ...

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 Animal Aid’s new Victims of Charity Campaign is calling for people to boycott four large health charities,  Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, Parkinson's UK and the Alzheimer's Society until they stop using animals in their research. Now whether or not you approve of the morality of this campaign, this move seems to be something of a misstep on their part. 

Whilst this may be something of a David and Goliath battle, it’s a battle where the public sympathy lies with Goliath; first because all the diseases that these charities research and combat are universal levellers. For example with one in four people dying from cancer it is almost certain that anyone reading this has been affected by it or knows someone who has. Second whilst pharmaceutical companies are often viewed with a certain amount of suspicion, this is far less true of charities where their openness and, well, charitableness mean they are viewed far more kindly. Finally the targets they have chosen are amongst the most popular charities there are. For example Cancer Research has received over £75,000 worth of car donations!

The response to the campaign seems to back up this analysis, with several people calling for an increase in donations in response. It seems likely therefore that Animal Aid may well have the opposite to the intended effect and actually provide an effective fundraising tool to these charities! 

Their choice of target seems bizarre at best. As previously mentioned there are several large pharmaceutical companies that would provide a far more palatable target to supporters. I get the distinct feeling that someone came up with the poetic tagline and then got carried away with it. Having said that there are a couple of positive aspects to this message, first they list a lot of other medical charities that aren’t involved with animal research. Second they suggest volunteering as an alternative to donating; a message that needs to be heard.

Regardless of which side you fall on the debate it’s worth remembering there are some great charities looking after both humans and animals and Giveacar is always willing to help you donate!

Hat Tip Third Sector

 

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Whilst this may be something of a David and Goliath battle, it’s a battle where the public sympathy lies with Goliath; first because all the diseases that these charities research and combat are universal levellers. For example with one in four people dying from cancer it is almost certain that anyone reading this has been affected by it or knows someone who has. Second whilst pharmaceutical companies are often viewed with a certain amount of suspicion, this is far less true of charities where their openness and, well, charitableness mean they are viewed far more kindly. Finally the targets they have chosen are amongst the most popular charities there are. For example Cancer Research has received over £75,000 worth of car donations!
The response to the campaign seems to back up this analysis, with several people calling for an increase in donations in response. It seems likely therefore that Animal Aid may well have the opposite to the intended effect and actually provide an effective fundraising tool to these charities! 
Their choice of target seems bizarre at best. As previously mentioned there are several large pharmaceutical companies that would provide a far more palatable target to supporters. I get the distinct feeling that someone came up with the poetic tagline and then got carried away with it. Having said that there are a couple of positive aspects to this message, first they list a lot of other medical charities that aren’t involved with animal research. Second they suggest volunteering as an alternative to donating; a message that needs to be heard.
Regardless of which side you fall on the debate it’s worth remembering there are some great charities looking after both humans and animals and Giveacar is always willing to help you donate!
Hat Tip Third Sector
 

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 Animal Aid’s new Victims of Charity Campaign is calling for people to boycott four large health charities,  Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, Parkinson's UK and the Alzheimer's Society until they stop using animals in their research. Now whether or not you approve of the morality of this campaign, this move seems to be something of a misstep on their part. 

Whilst this may be something of a David and Goliath battle, it’s a battle where the public sympathy lies with Goliath; first because all the diseases that these charities research and combat are universal levellers. For example with one in four people dying from cancer it is almost certain that anyone reading this has been affected by it or knows someone who has. Second whilst pharmaceutical companies are often viewed with a certain amount of suspicion, this is far less true of charities where their openness and, well, charitableness mean they are viewed far more kindly. Finally the targets they have chosen are amongst the most popular charities there are. For example Cancer Research has received over £75,000 worth of car donations!

The response to the campaign seems to back up this analysis, with several people calling for an increase in donations in response. It seems likely therefore that Animal Aid may well have the opposite to the intended effect and actually provide an effective fundraising tool to these charities! 

Their choice of target seems bizarre at best. As previously mentioned there are several large pharmaceutical companies that would provide a far more palatable target to supporters. I get the distinct feeling that someone came up with the poetic tagline and then got carried away with it. Having said that there are a couple of positive aspects to this message, first they list a lot of other medical charities that aren’t involved with animal research. Second they suggest volunteering as an alternative to donating; a message that needs to be heard.

Regardless of which side you fall on the debate it’s worth remembering there are some great charities looking after both humans and animals and Giveacar is always willing to help you donate!

Hat Tip Third Sector

 

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Whilst this may be something of a David and Goliath battle, it’s a battle where the public sympathy lies with Goliath; first because all the diseases that these charities research and combat are universal levellers. For example with one in four people dying from cancer it is almost certain that anyone reading this has been affected by it or knows someone who has. Second whilst pharmaceutical companies are often viewed with a certain amount of suspicion, this is far less true of charities where their openness and, well, charitableness mean they are viewed far more kindly. Finally the targets they have chosen are amongst the most popular charities there are. For example Cancer Research has received over £75,000 worth of car donations!
The response to the campaign seems to back up this analysis, with several people calling for an increase in donations in response. It seems likely therefore that Animal Aid may well have the opposite to the intended effect and actually provide an effective fundraising tool to these charities! 
Their choice of target seems bizarre at best. As previously mentioned there are several large pharmaceutical companies that would provide a far more palatable target to supporters. I get the distinct feeling that someone came up with the poetic tagline and then got carried away with it. Having said that there are a couple of positive aspects to this message, first they list a lot of other medical charities that aren’t involved with animal research. Second they suggest volunteering as an alternative to donating; a message that needs to be heard.
Regardless of which side you fall on the debate it’s worth remembering there are some great charities looking after both humans and animals and Giveacar is always willing to help you donate!
Hat Tip Third Sector
 

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10

Wombles not worthy of Worthy Farm?

By admin

Furry snouted most successful act of 1974 and sustainability lovers The Wombles have been snubbed by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis. Organiser Eavis has reportedly described the booking of four gold album 70s band The Wombles as “a bit of a mistake.” He has apportioned blame for the booking to one of the managers of his 25 stages and is “cross” that the novelty act will be playing on the Avalon stage on the Sunday of the festival, which is this year headlined by U2, Beyonce and Muse. ...

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Furry snouted most successful act of 1974 and sustainability lovers The Wombles have been snubbed by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis.

Organiser Eavis has reportedly described the booking of four gold album 70s band The Wombles as “a bit of a mistake.” He has apportioned blame for the booking to one of the managers of his 25 stages and is “cross” that the novelty act will be playing on the Avalon stage on the Sunday of the festival, which is this year headlined by U2, Beyonce and Muse.

The Wombles are fictional characters from the pages of the Elisabeth Beresford novels, the first of which was published in 1968. They are small furry creatures living on Wimbledon Common who are devoted to collecting rubbish and recycling. The first television series hit UK screens in 1973, soon to be followed by the novelty pop group of the same name, which was created by British composer Mike Batt, featuring the familiar faces of Great Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Madame Cholet, Bungo, Tomsk and Wellington. The Wombles had 4 UK Top Ten singles, including 'The Wombling Song,' 'Remember You're a Womble' and 'Wombling Merry Christmas.' The band went their separate ways in 1976, when Wellington decided to pursue a solo career. It was announced that The Wombles would be reuniting in May this year.

Mike Batt said that he was “a bit surprised” by the rebuff from founder Eavis. Many others may also be surprised by Eavis' comment, as The Wombles, with their 'make good use of bad rubbish' motto, appear to adhere exceptionally well to the green message of the festival, which is expected to host nearly 180 000 visitors between the 22th and 26th June.

Michael Eavis and the Glastonbury team are committed to reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of the festival, offering incentives for those arriving on public transport including food and merchandise discount vouchers. With the 'Love the farm, leave no trace' intitiative, festival goers are encouraged to take everything they brought with them back home, as it costs the festival £780 000 to dispose of all rubbish left behind. This year Eavis aims to recycle 60% of all festival waste.

With National Recycling Week falling on the 20th June and concluding on the same day as Glastonbury, The Wombles seem to be particularly relevant guests. Mike Batt has already stated that 'they had been planning to tidy up the site afterwards but now aren't going to do that,' which is unsurprising, after such a pulic spurning from the Glastonbury boss. Perhaps a Wimbledon-ward apology is in order- Eavis is going to have 1650 tonnes of rubbish on his hands come morning of Monday 27th, and if last year is anything to go by, Bono isn't going to be around to help him out.

 

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Mike Batt said that he was “a bit surprised” by the rebuff from founder Eavis. Many others may also be surprised by Eavis' comment, as The Wombles, with their 'make good use of bad rubbish' motto, appear to adhere exceptionally well to the green message of the festival, which is expected to host nearly 180 000 visitors between the 22th and 26th June.
Michael Eavis and the Glastonbury team are committed to reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of the festival, offering incentives for those arriving on public transport including food and merchandise discount vouchers. With the 'Love the farm, leave no trace' intitiative, festival goers are encouraged to take everything they brought with them back home, as it costs the festival £780 000 to dispose of all rubbish left behind. This year Eavis aims to recycle 60% of all festival waste.
With National Recycling Week falling on the 20th June and concluding on the same day as Glastonbury, The Wombles seem to be particularly relevant guests. Mike Batt has already stated that 'they had been planning to tidy up the site afterwards but now aren't going to do that,' which is unsurprising, after such a pulic spurning from the Glastonbury boss. Perhaps a Wimbledon-ward apology is in order- Eavis is going to have 1650 tonnes of rubbish on his hands come morning of Monday 27th, and if last year is anything to go by, Bono isn't going to be around to help him out.
 

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Organiser Eavis has reportedly described the booking of four gold album 70s band The Wombles as “a bit of a mistake.” He has apportioned blame for the booking to one of the managers of his 25 stages and is “cross” that the novelty act will be playing on the Avalon stage on the Sunday of the festival, which is this year headlined by U2, Beyonce and Muse.

The Wombles are fictional characters from the pages of the Elisabeth Beresford novels, the first of which was published in 1968. They are small furry creatures living on Wimbledon Common who are devoted to collecting rubbish and recycling. The first television series hit UK screens in 1973, soon to be followed by the novelty pop group of the same name, which was created by British composer Mike Batt, featuring the familiar faces of Great Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Madame Cholet, Bungo, Tomsk and Wellington. The Wombles had 4 UK Top Ten singles, including 'The Wombling Song,' 'Remember You're a Womble' and 'Wombling Merry Christmas.' The band went their separate ways in 1976, when Wellington decided to pursue a solo career. It was announced that The Wombles would be reuniting in May this year.

Mike Batt said that he was “a bit surprised” by the rebuff from founder Eavis. Many others may also be surprised by Eavis' comment, as The Wombles, with their 'make good use of bad rubbish' motto, appear to adhere exceptionally well to the green message of the festival, which is expected to host nearly 180 000 visitors between the 22th and 26th June.

Michael Eavis and the Glastonbury team are committed to reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of the festival, offering incentives for those arriving on public transport including food and merchandise discount vouchers. With the 'Love the farm, leave no trace' intitiative, festival goers are encouraged to take everything they brought with them back home, as it costs the festival £780 000 to dispose of all rubbish left behind. This year Eavis aims to recycle 60% of all festival waste.

With National Recycling Week falling on the 20th June and concluding on the same day as Glastonbury, The Wombles seem to be particularly relevant guests. Mike Batt has already stated that 'they had been planning to tidy up the site afterwards but now aren't going to do that,' which is unsurprising, after such a pulic spurning from the Glastonbury boss. Perhaps a Wimbledon-ward apology is in order- Eavis is going to have 1650 tonnes of rubbish on his hands come morning of Monday 27th, and if last year is anything to go by, Bono isn't going to be around to help him out.

 

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Mike Batt said that he was “a bit surprised” by the rebuff from founder Eavis. Many others may also be surprised by Eavis' comment, as The Wombles, with their 'make good use of bad rubbish' motto, appear to adhere exceptionally well to the green message of the festival, which is expected to host nearly 180 000 visitors between the 22th and 26th June.
Michael Eavis and the Glastonbury team are committed to reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of the festival, offering incentives for those arriving on public transport including food and merchandise discount vouchers. With the 'Love the farm, leave no trace' intitiative, festival goers are encouraged to take everything they brought with them back home, as it costs the festival £780 000 to dispose of all rubbish left behind. This year Eavis aims to recycle 60% of all festival waste.
With National Recycling Week falling on the 20th June and concluding on the same day as Glastonbury, The Wombles seem to be particularly relevant guests. Mike Batt has already stated that 'they had been planning to tidy up the site afterwards but now aren't going to do that,' which is unsurprising, after such a pulic spurning from the Glastonbury boss. Perhaps a Wimbledon-ward apology is in order- Eavis is going to have 1650 tonnes of rubbish on his hands come morning of Monday 27th, and if last year is anything to go by, Bono isn't going to be around to help him out.
 

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Jun
7

Giveacar up for ‘Green’ Oscar!

By admin

Here at the Giveacar office, we’re feeling pretty pleased with ourselves – we’ve been shortlisted in the Observer Ethical Awards 2011, with the glittering awards ceremony taking place this Thursday 9th June. Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation. ...

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Here at the Giveacar office, we’re feeling pretty pleased with ourselves – we’ve been shortlisted in the Observer Ethical Awards 2011, with the glittering awards ceremony taking place this Thursday 9th June.

Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.

On hearing the news, our first thoughts were “How good are we going to look in a tuxedo/evening dress?”, “Would Lily Cole like to work at Giveacar?” and “If we get to meet Colin Firth, can we say we’ve met royalty?”

It turns out only smart-casual is required, so that’s one dream shattered. But hope remains for the others.

Mr Firth and Ms Cole are just two of the many celebrities on the judging panel this year, lending their faces and considerable voices in support of the Observer Ethical Awards which were launched six years ago. Other personalities include rock star physicist Brian Cox, Doctor Who-appearing model Lily Cole and TV presenter/adventurer Ben Fogle.

Apart from being insanely jealous of anyone who has ‘adventurer’ in their title description, we should also applaud them for supporting an awards ceremony which recognises the people and companies putting the environment first. The majority of these organisations, like Giveacar, operate under a not-for-profit mission statement and while the achievement of improving society by means of social innovation is an excellent motivator by itself, it’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work. We have taken in over 3,500 cars and helped over 400 charities to date – and we aim to do much, much more! We are all very proud to be in the running and of course very grateful to anyone who voted for us.

 

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Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.

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Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.
On hearing the news, our first thoughts were “How good are we going to look in a tuxedo/evening dress?”, “Would Lily Cole like to work at Giveacar?” and “If we get to meet Colin Firth, can we say we’ve met royalty?”
It turns out only smart-casual is required, so that’s one dream shattered. But hope remains for the others.
Mr Firth and Ms Cole are just two of the many celebrities on the judging panel this year, lending their faces and considerable voices in support of the Observer Ethical Awards which were launched six years ago. Other personalities include rock star physicist Brian Cox, Doctor Who-appearing model Lily Cole and TV presenter/adventurer Ben Fogle.
Apart from being insanely jealous of anyone who has ‘adventurer’ in their title description, we should also applaud them for supporting an awards ceremony which recognises the people and companies putting the environment first. The majority of these organisations, like Giveacar, operate under a not-for-profit mission statement and while the achievement of improving society by means of social innovation is an excellent motivator by itself, it’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work. We have taken in over 3,500 cars and helped over 400 charities to date – and we aim to do much, much more! We are all very proud to be in the running and of course very grateful to anyone who voted for us.
 

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Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.

On hearing the news, our first thoughts were “How good are we going to look in a tuxedo/evening dress?”, “Would Lily Cole like to work at Giveacar?” and “If we get to meet Colin Firth, can we say we’ve met royalty?”

It turns out only smart-casual is required, so that’s one dream shattered. But hope remains for the others.

Mr Firth and Ms Cole are just two of the many celebrities on the judging panel this year, lending their faces and considerable voices in support of the Observer Ethical Awards which were launched six years ago. Other personalities include rock star physicist Brian Cox, Doctor Who-appearing model Lily Cole and TV presenter/adventurer Ben Fogle.

Apart from being insanely jealous of anyone who has ‘adventurer’ in their title description, we should also applaud them for supporting an awards ceremony which recognises the people and companies putting the environment first. The majority of these organisations, like Giveacar, operate under a not-for-profit mission statement and while the achievement of improving society by means of social innovation is an excellent motivator by itself, it’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work. We have taken in over 3,500 cars and helped over 400 charities to date – and we aim to do much, much more! We are all very proud to be in the running and of course very grateful to anyone who voted for us.

 

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Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.

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Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.
On hearing the news, our first thoughts were “How good are we going to look in a tuxedo/evening dress?”, “Would Lily Cole like to work at Giveacar?” and “If we get to meet Colin Firth, can we say we’ve met royalty?”
It turns out only smart-casual is required, so that’s one dream shattered. But hope remains for the others.
Mr Firth and Ms Cole are just two of the many celebrities on the judging panel this year, lending their faces and considerable voices in support of the Observer Ethical Awards which were launched six years ago. Other personalities include rock star physicist Brian Cox, Doctor Who-appearing model Lily Cole and TV presenter/adventurer Ben Fogle.
Apart from being insanely jealous of anyone who has ‘adventurer’ in their title description, we should also applaud them for supporting an awards ceremony which recognises the people and companies putting the environment first. The majority of these organisations, like Giveacar, operate under a not-for-profit mission statement and while the achievement of improving society by means of social innovation is an excellent motivator by itself, it’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work. We have taken in over 3,500 cars and helped over 400 charities to date – and we aim to do much, much more! We are all very proud to be in the running and of course very grateful to anyone who voted for us.
 

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Giveacar has been shortlisted in the Big Idea category aimed at recognising anyone pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.

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Jun
2

CO2: too late for 2ºC?

By admin

As the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals that 2010 had the highest CO2 emissions ever recorded, it is looking less and less likely that the aims of bridling the global temperature increase to 2ºC are to be obtained. ...

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As the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals that 2010 had the highest CO2 emissions ever recorded, it is looking less and less likely that the aims of bridling the global temperature increase to 2ºC are to be obtained.

2008 was the last record CO2 year, with the energy sector pumping out a massive 29.3 gigatonnes of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. There was a slight slump in 2009 as a result of the economic downturn, but it has now been reported that the 2010 levels hit 30.6 gigatonnes, a 5% hike on 2008.

This has ominous implications for the pledges made by world leaders at the UN Cancun Climate Conference in November 2010 to set a limit on rising temperatures. The aim is to prevent global temperature rising more than 2ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2050, and we are currently at 0.8ºC. To ensure that the goal is attainable, the energy emissions in 2020 must be no higher than 32 gigatonnes, meaning that the increase between now and then must be less than that between 2009 and 2010.

Further gloom is cast on the targets by the fact that an estimated 80% of the projected emissions for 2020 are already “locked in” as their sources are power plants that are currently in construction, with Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Ecologist at the IEA describing the findinas a "serious setback." 

However, even with a 2 degree temperature rise, the planet would be hotter than it has be for millions of years, and would have catastrophic fallout – desertification, flooding, rising of sea levels by at least 1 and maybe even 2m by 2100, extreme weather, damage of agriculture, damage to ocean ecosystems, and a prediction that 20% of species will become swiftly extinct.

It is becoming dismally apparent that the prospects of success for the CCC aims are waning by the day whilst it is simultaneously evident that these efforts are not sufficient to prevent the irreversible 'runaway' global warming that they have been set in place to combat.

 

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This has ominous implications for the pledges made by world leaders at the UN Cancun Climate Conference in November 2010 to set a limit on rising temperatures. The aim is to prevent global temperature rising more than 2ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2050, and we are currently at 0.8ºC. To ensure that the goal is attainable, the energy emissions in 2020 must be no higher than 32 gigatonnes, meaning that the increase between now and then must be less than that between 2009 and 2010.
Further gloom is cast on the targets by the fact that an estimated 80% of the projected emissions for 2020 are already “locked in” as their sources are power plants that are currently in construction, with Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Ecologist at the IEA describing the findinas a "serious setback." 
However, even with a 2 degree temperature rise, the planet would be hotter than it has be for millions of years, and would have catastrophic fallout – desertification, flooding, rising of sea levels by at least 1 and maybe even 2m by 2100, extreme weather, damage of agriculture, damage to ocean ecosystems, and a prediction that 20% of species will become swiftly extinct.
It is becoming dismally apparent that the prospects of success for the CCC aims are waning by the day whilst it is simultaneously evident that these efforts are not sufficient to prevent the irreversible 'runaway' global warming that they have been set in place to combat.
 

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2008 was the last record CO2 year, with the energy sector pumping out a massive 29.3 gigatonnes of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. There was a slight slump in 2009 as a result of the economic downturn, but it has now been reported that the 2010 levels hit 30.6 gigatonnes, a 5% hike on 2008.

This has ominous implications for the pledges made by world leaders at the UN Cancun Climate Conference in November 2010 to set a limit on rising temperatures. The aim is to prevent global temperature rising more than 2ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2050, and we are currently at 0.8ºC. To ensure that the goal is attainable, the energy emissions in 2020 must be no higher than 32 gigatonnes, meaning that the increase between now and then must be less than that between 2009 and 2010.

Further gloom is cast on the targets by the fact that an estimated 80% of the projected emissions for 2020 are already “locked in” as their sources are power plants that are currently in construction, with Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Ecologist at the IEA describing the findinas a "serious setback." 

However, even with a 2 degree temperature rise, the planet would be hotter than it has be for millions of years, and would have catastrophic fallout – desertification, flooding, rising of sea levels by at least 1 and maybe even 2m by 2100, extreme weather, damage of agriculture, damage to ocean ecosystems, and a prediction that 20% of species will become swiftly extinct.

It is becoming dismally apparent that the prospects of success for the CCC aims are waning by the day whilst it is simultaneously evident that these efforts are not sufficient to prevent the irreversible 'runaway' global warming that they have been set in place to combat.

 

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This has ominous implications for the pledges made by world leaders at the UN Cancun Climate Conference in November 2010 to set a limit on rising temperatures. The aim is to prevent global temperature rising more than 2ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2050, and we are currently at 0.8ºC. To ensure that the goal is attainable, the energy emissions in 2020 must be no higher than 32 gigatonnes, meaning that the increase between now and then must be less than that between 2009 and 2010.
Further gloom is cast on the targets by the fact that an estimated 80% of the projected emissions for 2020 are already “locked in” as their sources are power plants that are currently in construction, with Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Ecologist at the IEA describing the findinas a "serious setback." 
However, even with a 2 degree temperature rise, the planet would be hotter than it has be for millions of years, and would have catastrophic fallout – desertification, flooding, rising of sea levels by at least 1 and maybe even 2m by 2100, extreme weather, damage of agriculture, damage to ocean ecosystems, and a prediction that 20% of species will become swiftly extinct.
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27

Electricity on Wheels

By admin

   Yesterday, Mayor Boris Johnson set live a network of electric vehicle charge points across London.  The idea has been in fruition for a long time and has already been activated in the East of England, but its success in London will be the key maker-or-breaker. ...

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 Yesterday, Mayor Boris Johnson set live a network of electric vehicle charge points across London.  The idea has been in fruition for a long time and has already been activated in the East of England, but its success in London will be the key maker-or-breaker.

As the Capital, London is a major polluter in the UK, and this new scheme dubbed ‘Source London’ is aimed at encouraging the purchase of electric vehicles by city-goers .  At present few people have taken to buying electrically charged vehicles and it is hoped that with the 150 charge points in place greater awareness will be made of the ease with which electric vehicles can be run. Drivers will be able to charge their cars through a simple swipe card mechanism and there are even future plans to have panels under the car body that could charge by simply driving over a charging platform. But surely if this is the way forward for car owners and if the scheme is to succeed in the Capital, we need to see real changes in the types of vehicles operated by The London Transport system itself?

The infamous black cabs, one of the major contributors to pollution on London’s roads, are far from a green fleet.  Instead, China is taking the lead and has just announced its fifty car electric fleet in Shenzhen a huge success. The trial of fifty are estimated to have saved over 1 million kilograms of Carbon Dioxide in their first year and are now being expanded to a fleet of three hundred.

In contrast ‘Green’ enthusiast Johnson failed to secure the Nissan/Leaf sponsorship deal for the Olympics which media reports claimed would have seen at least half of the fleet made up of electric vehicles.

Still Johnson remains enthusiastic and despite criticism for scaling back on his original plans for 7,500 electric charging points in London's by 2013, realistically we have to accept that such procedures take far longer to implement. Government targets such as these are always over shot and so arguably cannot be seen to have failed; instead it’s better to see such targets optimistically as a validation of intentions and a stimulus to the agenda.  At least that’s the way Giveacar choose to view events, believing there is progress, albeit slow, towards a greener London.

The Future’s bright, the future’s GREEN.

 

 

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As the Capital, London is a major polluter in the UK, and this new scheme dubbed ‘Source London’ is aimed at encouraging the purchase of electric vehicles by city-goers .  At present few people have taken to buying electrically charged vehicles and it is hoped that with the 150 charge points in place greater awareness will be made of the ease with which electric vehicles can be run. Drivers will be able to charge their cars through a simple swipe card mechanism and there are even future plans to have panels under the car body that could charge by simply driving over a charging platform. But surely if this is the way forward for car owners and if the scheme is to succeed in the Capital, we need to see real changes in the types of vehicles operated by The London Transport system itself?
The infamous black cabs, one of the major contributors to pollution on London’s roads, are far from a green fleet.  Instead, China is taking the lead and has just announced its fifty car electric fleet in Shenzhen a huge success. The trial of fifty are estimated to have saved over 1 million kilograms of Carbon Dioxide in their first year and are now being expanded to a fleet of three hundred.
In contrast ‘Green’ enthusiast Johnson failed to secure the Nissan/Leaf sponsorship deal for the Olympics which media reports claimed would have seen at least half of the fleet made up of electric vehicles.
Still Johnson remains enthusiastic and despite criticism for scaling back on his original plans for 7,500 electric charging points in London's by 2013, realistically we have to accept that such procedures take far longer to implement. Government targets such as these are always over shot and so arguably cannot be seen to have failed; instead it’s better to see such targets optimistically as a validation of intentions and a stimulus to the agenda.  At least that’s the way Giveacar choose to view events, believing there is progress, albeit slow, towards a greener London.
The Future’s bright, the future’s GREEN.
 
 

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 Yesterday, Mayor Boris Johnson set live a network of electric vehicle charge points across London.  The idea has been in fruition for a long time and has already been activated in the East of England, but its success in London will be the key maker-or-breaker.

As the Capital, London is a major polluter in the UK, and this new scheme dubbed ‘Source London’ is aimed at encouraging the purchase of electric vehicles by city-goers .  At present few people have taken to buying electrically charged vehicles and it is hoped that with the 150 charge points in place greater awareness will be made of the ease with which electric vehicles can be run. Drivers will be able to charge their cars through a simple swipe card mechanism and there are even future plans to have panels under the car body that could charge by simply driving over a charging platform. But surely if this is the way forward for car owners and if the scheme is to succeed in the Capital, we need to see real changes in the types of vehicles operated by The London Transport system itself?

The infamous black cabs, one of the major contributors to pollution on London’s roads, are far from a green fleet.  Instead, China is taking the lead and has just announced its fifty car electric fleet in Shenzhen a huge success. The trial of fifty are estimated to have saved over 1 million kilograms of Carbon Dioxide in their first year and are now being expanded to a fleet of three hundred.

In contrast ‘Green’ enthusiast Johnson failed to secure the Nissan/Leaf sponsorship deal for the Olympics which media reports claimed would have seen at least half of the fleet made up of electric vehicles.

Still Johnson remains enthusiastic and despite criticism for scaling back on his original plans for 7,500 electric charging points in London's by 2013, realistically we have to accept that such procedures take far longer to implement. Government targets such as these are always over shot and so arguably cannot be seen to have failed; instead it’s better to see such targets optimistically as a validation of intentions and a stimulus to the agenda.  At least that’s the way Giveacar choose to view events, believing there is progress, albeit slow, towards a greener London.

The Future’s bright, the future’s GREEN.

 

 

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 Yesterday, Mayor Boris Johnson set live a network of electric vehicle charge points across London.  The idea has been in fruition for a long time and has already been activated in the East of England, but its success in London will be the key maker-or-breaker.
As the Capital, London is a major polluter in the UK, and this new scheme dubbed ‘Source London’ is aimed at encouraging the purchase of electric vehicles by city-goers .  At present few people have taken to buying electrically charged vehicles and it is hoped that with the 150 charge points in place greater awareness will be made of the ease with which electric vehicles can be run. Drivers will be able to charge their cars through a simple swipe card mechanism and there are even future plans to have panels under the car body that could charge by simply driving over a charging platform. But surely if this is the way forward for car owners and if the scheme is to succeed in the Capital, we need to see real changes in the types of vehicles operated by The London Transport system itself?
The infamous black cabs, one of the major contributors to pollution on London’s roads, are far from a green fleet.  Instead, China is taking the lead and has just announced its fifty car electric fleet in Shenzhen a huge success. The trial of fifty are estimated to have saved over 1 million kilograms of Carbon Dioxide in their first year and are now being expanded to a fleet of three hundred.
In contrast ‘Green’ enthusiast Johnson failed to secure the Nissan/Leaf sponsorship deal for the Olympics which media reports claimed would have seen at least half of the fleet made up of electric vehicles.
Still Johnson remains enthusiastic and despite criticism for scaling back on his original plans for 7,500 electric charging points in London's by 2013, realistically we have to accept that such procedures take far longer to implement. Government targets such as these are always over shot and so arguably cannot be seen to have failed; instead it’s better to see such targets optimistically as a validation of intentions and a stimulus to the agenda.  At least that’s the way Giveacar choose to view events, believing there is progress, albeit slow, towards a greener London.
The Future’s bright, the future’s GREEN.
 
 

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25

Rewards for Volunteering!

By admin

An innovative new social enterprise called Bright Blue Dot will offer people rewards like music and film downloads to people who offer time, experience or money to good causes. It works by offering volunteers an online currency (unsurprisingly called blue dots) which they earn through good works and can then spend of music, films and other rewards. ...

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An innovative new social enterprise called Bright Blue Dot will offer people rewards like music and film downloads to people who offer time, experience or money to good causes. It works by offering volunteers an online currency (unsurprisingly called blue dots) which they earn through good works and can then spend of music, films and other rewards.

Affiliated charities, community groups and social enterprises can reward donors and volunteers with blue dots which can then be used at the Blue dot store. The digital content which be used to reward people is provided by artists and brands looking to increase promotional awareness amongst customers. So hopefully we will see a lot of interesting independents offering releases through the store!

The new enterprise is the brainchild of Chris Ward a branding entrepreneur who has directed both Red Nose Day and 1GOAL the legacy campaign for the 2010 world cup. So there is some serious experience behind the project. 

The programme is not yet active but should be launched in the next month or so as they finalise details such as the value of each dot and signing up charities.

Here at Giveacar we are hugely excited about the idea. After all anything that can encourage people to give time and money to charity has to be a good thing! (Plus we are hoping to find a way to give our donors some of those blue dots, no promises though.) 

Hat tip Third Sector

 

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Affiliated charities, community groups and social enterprises can reward donors and volunteers with blue dots which can then be used at the Blue dot store. The digital content which be used to reward people is provided by artists and brands looking to increase promotional awareness amongst customers. So hopefully we will see a lot of interesting independents offering releases through the store!
The new enterprise is the brainchild of Chris Ward a branding entrepreneur who has directed both Red Nose Day and 1GOAL the legacy campaign for the 2010 world cup. So there is some serious experience behind the project. 
The programme is not yet active but should be launched in the next month or so as they finalise details such as the value of each dot and signing up charities.
Here at Giveacar we are hugely excited about the idea. After all anything that can encourage people to give time and money to charity has to be a good thing! (Plus we are hoping to find a way to give our donors some of those blue dots, no promises though.) 
Hat tip Third Sector
 

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Affiliated charities, community groups and social enterprises can reward donors and volunteers with blue dots which can then be used at the Blue dot store. The digital content which be used to reward people is provided by artists and brands looking to increase promotional awareness amongst customers. So hopefully we will see a lot of interesting independents offering releases through the store!

The new enterprise is the brainchild of Chris Ward a branding entrepreneur who has directed both Red Nose Day and 1GOAL the legacy campaign for the 2010 world cup. So there is some serious experience behind the project. 

The programme is not yet active but should be launched in the next month or so as they finalise details such as the value of each dot and signing up charities.

Here at Giveacar we are hugely excited about the idea. After all anything that can encourage people to give time and money to charity has to be a good thing! (Plus we are hoping to find a way to give our donors some of those blue dots, no promises though.) 

Hat tip Third Sector

 

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Affiliated charities, community groups and social enterprises can reward donors and volunteers with blue dots which can then be used at the Blue dot store. The digital content which be used to reward people is provided by artists and brands looking to increase promotional awareness amongst customers. So hopefully we will see a lot of interesting independents offering releases through the store!
The new enterprise is the brainchild of Chris Ward a branding entrepreneur who has directed both Red Nose Day and 1GOAL the legacy campaign for the 2010 world cup. So there is some serious experience behind the project. 
The programme is not yet active but should be launched in the next month or so as they finalise details such as the value of each dot and signing up charities.
Here at Giveacar we are hugely excited about the idea. After all anything that can encourage people to give time and money to charity has to be a good thing! (Plus we are hoping to find a way to give our donors some of those blue dots, no promises though.) 
Hat tip Third Sector
 

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May
24

Obama’s Beast Trapped by Street Ramp

By admin

As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily. ...

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.

Seeing as this multi tonne, bomb proof vehicle is apparently unable to navigate our streets; we can’t help but wonder if President Obama would like to donate the car in favour of something a little more nimble. After all I can’t think of any reason why the secret service would mind giving a state of the art car costing $300,000 (£185,334) to a little know UK car scrapping company can you?

But what would we recommend instead? Well I thought of a few options:

1. Land Rover: Ok the land rover might not be the most reliable option, but it’s very hard to trap. Never mind ramps it can clear mountains!

2. Vauxhall Corsa: I’ll admit this option lacks glamour, but that’s the cunning thing about it. By driving a car that is seen everywhere and anywhere it’s hugely unlikely to be a target. Unlike the giant converted Cadillac that’s just got trapped going round a corner.

3. Prius: I dread tot think what the carbon footprint of the Beast is. While a fitting symbol for the most energy hungry country in the world, a converted Prius would send the world a suitable green message. Plus at low speeds it’s almost silent, allowing for a sneaky getaway.

Well those are my suggestions; does anyone else have some good options?

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.
Seeing as this multi tonne, bomb proof vehicle is apparently unable to navigate our streets; we can’t help but wonder if President Obama would like to donate the car in favour of something a little more nimble. After all I can’t think of any reason why the secret service would mind giving a state of the art car costing $300,000 (£185,334) to a little know UK car scrapping company can you?
But what would we recommend instead? Well I thought of a few options:
1. Land Rover: Ok the land rover might not be the most reliable option, but it’s very hard to trap. Never mind ramps it can clear mountains!
2. Vauxhall Corsa: I’ll admit this option lacks glamour, but that’s the cunning thing about it. By driving a car that is seen everywhere and anywhere it’s hugely unlikely to be a target. Unlike the giant converted Cadillac that’s just got trapped going round a corner.
3. Prius: I dread tot think what the carbon footprint of the Beast is. While a fitting symbol for the most energy hungry country in the world, a converted Prius would send the world a suitable green message. Plus at low speeds it’s almost silent, allowing for a sneaky getaway.
Well those are my suggestions; does anyone else have some good options?

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.

Seeing as this multi tonne, bomb proof vehicle is apparently unable to navigate our streets; we can’t help but wonder if President Obama would like to donate the car in favour of something a little more nimble. After all I can’t think of any reason why the secret service would mind giving a state of the art car costing $300,000 (£185,334) to a little know UK car scrapping company can you?

But what would we recommend instead? Well I thought of a few options:

1. Land Rover: Ok the land rover might not be the most reliable option, but it’s very hard to trap. Never mind ramps it can clear mountains!

2. Vauxhall Corsa: I’ll admit this option lacks glamour, but that’s the cunning thing about it. By driving a car that is seen everywhere and anywhere it’s hugely unlikely to be a target. Unlike the giant converted Cadillac that’s just got trapped going round a corner.

3. Prius: I dread tot think what the carbon footprint of the Beast is. While a fitting symbol for the most energy hungry country in the world, a converted Prius would send the world a suitable green message. Plus at low speeds it’s almost silent, allowing for a sneaky getaway.

Well those are my suggestions; does anyone else have some good options?

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.
Seeing as this multi tonne, bomb proof vehicle is apparently unable to navigate our streets; we can’t help but wonder if President Obama would like to donate the car in favour of something a little more nimble. After all I can’t think of any reason why the secret service would mind giving a state of the art car costing $300,000 (£185,334) to a little know UK car scrapping company can you?
But what would we recommend instead? Well I thought of a few options:
1. Land Rover: Ok the land rover might not be the most reliable option, but it’s very hard to trap. Never mind ramps it can clear mountains!
2. Vauxhall Corsa: I’ll admit this option lacks glamour, but that’s the cunning thing about it. By driving a car that is seen everywhere and anywhere it’s hugely unlikely to be a target. Unlike the giant converted Cadillac that’s just got trapped going round a corner.
3. Prius: I dread tot think what the carbon footprint of the Beast is. While a fitting symbol for the most energy hungry country in the world, a converted Prius would send the world a suitable green message. Plus at low speeds it’s almost silent, allowing for a sneaky getaway.
Well those are my suggestions; does anyone else have some good options?

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.

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As I’m sure anyone who has glanced at the news today or yesterday is aware that Obama’s armoured limousine, known as ‘The Beast’, or possibly a backup, got trapped on a ramp leaving the US Embassy in Dublin. I suppose this is probably an inevitable problem with having an 18ft long gigantic limo as it means that you can get trapped by things that other cars would find easily.

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May
24

Chitty, Chitty, BANG! BANG!

By admin

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the iconic car from the 1969 hit film which continues to entertain generations of children, has sold at auction for a staggering £50,000. For those who’ve been deprived of seeing this piece of cinematic gold, Chitty was a down and out racing car until his new owners transformed him into a masterpiece. ...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the iconic car from the 1969 hit film which continues to entertain generations of children, has sold at auction for a staggering £50,000. For those who’ve been deprived of seeing this piece of cinematic gold, Chitty was a down and out racing car until his new owners transformed him into a masterpiece.

Of course realistically the average person is unlikely to have such a hidden gem and the cost of refurbishing a dilapidated vehicle is simply not viable but, from Giveacar’s point of view, people underestimate the potential value of their unwanted cars and the difference that they can make to other’s lives! For Giveacar such unwanted vehicles are vital to our operation, helping hundreds of charities worldwide who are always in need of donations.

As more and more cars are thrown off production lines at ever cheaper costs thanks to major manufacturers outsourcing,  people are upgrading their cars more frequently and at relatively low cost. At the same time the value of used cars are dropping significantly quickly and the return made from the individuals efforts to sell the car hardly make these efforts worthwhile. 

Giveacar can take away all this hassle and at the same time provide the individual with the satisfaction that he or she is contributing to a great cause. If these individuals and families can be made aware of the impact they can make by donating their old vehicles rather than making a small profit, Giveacar would be able to help many more charities and organisations worldwide.

Now, if only we could get our hands on Chitty!

 

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Of course realistically the average person is unlikely to have such a hidden gem and the cost of refurbishing a dilapidated vehicle is simply not viable but, from Giveacar’s point of view, people underestimate the potential value of their unwanted cars and the difference that they can make to other’s lives! For Giveacar such unwanted vehicles are vital to our operation, helping hundreds of charities worldwide who are always in need of donations.
As more and more cars are thrown off production lines at ever cheaper costs thanks to major manufacturers outsourcing,  people are upgrading their cars more frequently and at relatively low cost. At the same time the value of used cars are dropping significantly quickly and the return made from the individuals efforts to sell the car hardly make these efforts worthwhile. 
Giveacar can take away all this hassle and at the same time provide the individual with the satisfaction that he or she is contributing to a great cause. If these individuals and families can be made aware of the impact they can make by donating their old vehicles rather than making a small profit, Giveacar would be able to help many more charities and organisations worldwide.
Now, if only we could get our hands on Chitty!
 

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Of course realistically the average person is unlikely to have such a hidden gem and the cost of refurbishing a dilapidated vehicle is simply not viable but, from Giveacar’s point of view, people underestimate the potential value of their unwanted cars and the difference that they can make to other’s lives! For Giveacar such unwanted vehicles are vital to our operation, helping hundreds of charities worldwide who are always in need of donations.

As more and more cars are thrown off production lines at ever cheaper costs thanks to major manufacturers outsourcing,  people are upgrading their cars more frequently and at relatively low cost. At the same time the value of used cars are dropping significantly quickly and the return made from the individuals efforts to sell the car hardly make these efforts worthwhile. 

Giveacar can take away all this hassle and at the same time provide the individual with the satisfaction that he or she is contributing to a great cause. If these individuals and families can be made aware of the impact they can make by donating their old vehicles rather than making a small profit, Giveacar would be able to help many more charities and organisations worldwide.

Now, if only we could get our hands on Chitty!

 

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Of course realistically the average person is unlikely to have such a hidden gem and the cost of refurbishing a dilapidated vehicle is simply not viable but, from Giveacar’s point of view, people underestimate the potential value of their unwanted cars and the difference that they can make to other’s lives! For Giveacar such unwanted vehicles are vital to our operation, helping hundreds of charities worldwide who are always in need of donations.
As more and more cars are thrown off production lines at ever cheaper costs thanks to major manufacturers outsourcing,  people are upgrading their cars more frequently and at relatively low cost. At the same time the value of used cars are dropping significantly quickly and the return made from the individuals efforts to sell the car hardly make these efforts worthwhile. 
Giveacar can take away all this hassle and at the same time provide the individual with the satisfaction that he or she is contributing to a great cause. If these individuals and families can be made aware of the impact they can make by donating their old vehicles rather than making a small profit, Giveacar would be able to help many more charities and organisations worldwide.
Now, if only we could get our hands on Chitty!
 

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