Donating your car to the fire brigade is a very noble thing to do. Many fire brigades can use old cars for training purposes, helping firefighters to practice tackling car fires. By donating your car, you can ultimately help to save people’s lives.
Currently we’re searching for fire brigades to partner with, but in the meantime we have a great selection of charities related to the fire brigade. These charities will benefit from your old car in the same way, using it to train in different scenarios, and are just as worthy of your donation.
Based in Wales, the charity Therapies4services provides resources for members and families in the armed forces, as well as emergency service personnel and veterans. Therapies4services understand the unique pressures on military and emergency service personnel, and seek to support individuals and families emotionally, physically, and mentally in a non-judgmental environment.
The charity takes a holistic approach dedicated to helping service members cope with their experiences and develop the necessary self-confidence to reintegrate with society.
The Wheels Project, begun in Bristol, has worked with 15-24 year olds since 1979. The charity helps teens and older youths who struggle with social and vocational skills, helping them learn and hopefully re-engage with their communities. The Wheels Project assists young people with educational and employment opportunities, and ultimately aims to improve road safety and reduce crime rates.
SulSAR, Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue, forms a specialist volunteer unit trained to find missing children and vulnerable adults by deploying foot-teams and dog-teams.
SulSAR trains to a high level to be able to carry out searches over wide stretches of forests and wooded areas, often without even an exact starting location for their targets. The team of nearly 60 people includes individuals trained in other areas as well, such as mountain bike and bank search teams (banks of streams and watercourses, which often requires specialised equipment).
SulSAR approaches each search carefully and systematically. SulSAR is often called out by Suffolk Constabulary, recognising their training and expertise. Team members are on-call 24 hours a day, ready to help locate missing persons of all ages.
Cambridge Search and Rescue, CamSAR, forms part of a larger network within UKSAR. CamSAR performs specialist search-and-rescue operations, often searching for vulnerable missing persons from children to adults suffering from dementia.
CamSAR deploys when an emergency response is vital, and expertise in lowland, mountain bike, kayak, and other specialist search-and-rescue operations is needed. A 100% volunteer-based organisation, CamSAR support Cambridge Constabulary.
Until we’ve found the right fire brigades to partner with, considering donating your car to one of these worthy causes. Your car will be put to good use by each one.