Looking to scrap your car in Sheffield? You’ve come to the right place!
Sheffield, home to the oldest football club in the world, innovations of steel production and Peter Stringfellow, the city has certainly had an important impact on the world. Moving into the 21st century and Sheffield has maintained it’s unique culture whilst adapting to a new system of employment and enterprise through its universities, restaurants and bars, and its entrepreneurial organisations that name The Steel City as their home.
Giveacar works hard to make sure we can help all the charities and donors that we have coming our way. That is why Sheffield is one of the many locations that Giveacar operates in meaning we can help you with your unwanted car and arrange to have it’s value donated to a charity of your choice.
The Sheffield-Simplex was part of the UK’s ambitious and pioneering movement to rule the four-wheeled world. After the Peter Brotherhood backed out of any financial commitment to the Sheffield-Simplex, aristocrat Earl Frizwilliam took over ownership.
The factories first offering was the six-cylinder 45hp LA1 (designed by Percy Richardson) which was powered by a 7.0-litre engine driving via a conventional three-speed gearbox. In 1908 it was joined by the LA2, intended for lighter open coachwork, which was advertised as sold ‘without gear box’. In fact, there was a simple two-speeds-and-reverse transmission, with direct-drive top, located at the back of the torque tube immediately ahead of the rear axle. Its maker claimed that this arrangement effected a net saving of over 150 parts and over 300lbs in weight.
When telemarketing boss Anthony Hinchliffe heard that the Kelham Island Museum’s Sheffield-Simplex was potentially on the move, he made the choice to purchase the vehicle for the purpose of it remaining available for public viewing. “Having seen the Sheffield-Simplex many years ago at a Chatsworth Show, I knew the importance of retaining this historic vehicle for Sheffield people,” said Anthony, CEO of Ant Marketing which has offices at Victoria Quays and St Mary’s Gate. “The vehicle acquisition has enabled me to indulge in two great loves of my life – Sheffield and motor cars.”
These items of history offer so much insight into how we used to operate as a nation, and perhaps they might even inspire future innovations that see car production becoming a cornerstone of British culture and employment once again.
If you have an old car, be it old new or anything in between, you can donate it to any UK registered charity with Giveacar. Get in touch with the team on 0207 736 4242 or submit your details here.
How it works:
Tell us about your unwanted car or motorbike. We'll arrange to collect it for free.
Depending on its condition, your vehicle will either be auctioned or scrapped.
We'll donate the proceeds to your chosen charity and send you a receipt.
Local Featured Charities
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent Charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire.
We fly 365 days a year and since becoming operational in October 2000 we have carried over 6,500 patients. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air we need to raise £12,000 every single day – that’s equivalent to £4.4 million each year.
Without any direct government funding we rely solely on the generosity of individuals organisations across the region to enable the continuation of this vital service.
CAP is a warm, welcome and safe place for homeless adults in Sheffield. We believe life should be fulfilling and enjoyable and that homelessness is none of these things.
At CAP we offer crisis support for example food, access to dental and medical care, showers and washing facilities, alongside running activities and offering volunteering opportunities so people can gain skills, motivation and self-esteem. We also offer help with addiction, benefits, housing, and jobs. Mental health and homelessness are very closely related so we also provide a counselor at the project.
Everyone’s journeys into homelessness differs, so we tailor our support to offer the best possible help to each person.
FRIENDS of FERALS provide medication, neutering, shelter and food for feral cats living rough in Sheffield. Ferals are the abandoned offspring fending for themselves from unneutered domestic cats. We are entirely dependent on donations.