Do you own a banger that’s gathering dust in the garage? Then you can do your bit for North London Hospice! Giveacar is a UK based fundraising organisation that specialises in auctioning or scrapping old cars for charitable causes. They provide a FREE service which is available throughout the UK. Here’s how it works:
- Giveacar collects your old vehicle
- Depending on its age and condition, they either send it for environmentally safe disposal and recycling at an Authorised Treatment Facility, or to a salvage auction
- A large portion of the proceeds are donated to a charity of your choice.
Since launching in 2010 Giveacar has raised over £500,000 for over 450 charities.
How much can I raise?
Every car is different, but they all create a valuable donation. Scrap car donations are based solely on the weight of the metal (so CD players/alloy wheels don’t add to the donation). If your car is roadworthy, Giveacar may be able to raise much more by selling it at auction. They deal with hundreds of cars and know how to get the best value – often with trade prices higher than private sales.
To arrange collection of a car, visit www.giveacar.co.uk or call 020 0011 1664, quoting North London Hospice as your preferred charity. You will need a couple of minutes to go through your details and answer any questions. Once they have your approval, a collection agent will call to arrange a convenient pick-up time.
Your car is picked up
A tow truck usually arrives within three days to pick up your car, though in a few rare cases it may take up to ten days.
Your donation is made
Your car is sent to scrap or auction. The proceeds are then donated to the charity of your choice. You will receive a receipt for your donation, and so will the charity. Both of these receipts should arrive within 6 weeks.