To arrange free collection, call 0207 736 4242Donate a car
“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. ”
“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. ”