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Donor Testimonials

I'm so happy I found Giveacar. I would have felt grubby making a bit of money from my old friend - the car which had seen me through all sorts of escapades over the last 10 years - it's like having a donor card for a car. Thank you.
Donor: C. Williams, who gave a Peugeot Independence
For: Cancer Research UK
We had an old car. Junkyards weren't interested: wanted paying to take it away. Contacted Giveacar and they had it removed quickly and efficiently and donated £100 to a local hospice. What more can you ask?
Donor: T. Payne, who gave a Ford Fiesta
For: Nightingale House Hospice
Thanks very much for disposing of my old Ford Focus and donating this to the Leprosy Mission. I am very impressed by your organisation and will pass on your flyer to farmer friends who all have a few old vehicles rusting away!
Donor: A. Quayle, who gave a Ford Focus
For: Leprosy Mission
Thank you Giveacar for a very quick, simple & pain free process!! I will be recommending to everyone I know. After 12 years it was time to say good bye to my car, which I didn't realise how ridiculously attached to, I had become!! the thought of it rotting in a scrap yard was greatly eased once I found Giveacar!! Knowing that it would help others without costing me a penny, sealed the deal! Raising £98 for the RNIB :-) A charity close to my heart having been one of the lucky ones to have my sight restored after a cornea transplant! So thanks Giveacar for helping me.
Donor: L. Grady, who gave a Seat Ibiza
For: RNIB

Very many thanks for so being so helpful in organising the removal and disposal of my car so efficiently and quickly. I only called Give a car on the 16th. I received a letter from Bluecycle on the 19th that they were arranging the removal and an appointment was made for Tuesday 20th.

It was all so painless and quick! The people at Charles Trent , the collection agents, were also very helpful and pleasant.

And to think that at the end of it all a good charity such as the Stroke Association to which I have donated the funds will benefit. It is such a worthwhile way to donate and I do hope that you go from strength to strength.

Donor: T. Desmier, who gave a Nissan Sunny
For: Stroke Association
Have an old car you are looking to get rid of? not much trade value? why not donate it! using Giveacar you can donate your car to whatever charity you choose! I donated my 10 year old car which stopped working a few weeks ago and raised £203 for Hagar UK!! see what you can do
Donor: J. Tootell, who gave a Daihatsu Sirion
For: Hagar UK
I was made aware of the possibility of donating an old car to yourselves by a friend who had recently done the same thing when upgrading her old car. It is such a great/easy way of raising some much needed funds for charity. I sadly lost my Mum to Leukaemia last July, aged 80, but she had been diagnosed with Chronic Leukaemia 11 years ago. She battled with Acute AML for just over a year, and endured 3 aggressive doses of chemotherapy, but in the end the disease took her. Of course my choice of Charity was an easy one to make, and hopefully Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research will continue to do the great work they due in the hope that one day a complete cure will be found.
Donor: S. Holmes, who gave a Toyota Avensis
For: Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
Giveacar - thank you for making it soooo easy to get rid of my old car. You took out all of the hassle and you were able to get more money for it than I would have been able to. AND the best part is the money's going to a charity of my choice!
Donor: C. Brown-Quinn, who gave a Honda Shuttle
For: Cherie Blair Foundation
Thank you for taking our old car off our hands. I've just received your cheque and a thank you letter from Tommy's. What an amazing organisation, thank you!
Donor: E. Toohey, who gave a Vauxhall Astra
For: Tommy's

You may have heard of my Brecon Car Saga: I took my P reg (1997) Skoda to Brecon, knowing it needed an MoT, and it failed. Having decided that the time had come for a replacement (the gold Scenic), I still had the problem of what to do with the wheels in the car park (and the suggestion that they were not good for the return journey!).

Gill's internet searches found Give a Car, and I thought it would be useful to tell you about them, in the hope of generating some business for them. When you ring them up or send an e-mail, they arrange for your car to be collected (even from the Brecon Cathedral car park!). The Log book goes with it, but you are encouraged to cash in any Road Fund tax remaining for yourself. They then arrange to scrap the car, or sell it at auction, or salvage parts – whatever will make the most money. That money, less a proportion for overheads, is then donated to the charity you choose from their long list.

My car was only good for scrap, but I now have a letter saying it raised £98 (metal prices are good at the moment), and SPCK will benefit from that. Giveacar is a not-for-profit social enterprise launched in 2010, and has already raised over £500,000 for 500 different charities. Tom Chance, who founded the company, realised that while charity car donation was common in the USA, it was virtually unknown here. Every year some 2 million cars are scrapped, and many people take silly prices for old cars just to get rid of them. He found an ethical, recycling alternative, to benefit charity.

Donor: A. Knight, who gave a Skoda Felicia
For: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Just thought I'd send a quick email to say how impressed we've been with how quickly you arranged the removal of the car we donated. Couldn't have been easier. The people who actually collected the car were very efficient too.
Donor: M. Turnbull, who gave a Vauxhall Vectra
For: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
I would like to thank you for the quick response in getting rid of my car. Rang you on Monday of this week and it was collected Tuesday. Keep up the good work and I hope lots of charities do well from you and your team of helpers.
Donor: M. King, who gave a Citroen AX
For: Alzheimer's Society