Giveacar, an organisation that encourages motorists to donate their old cars in aid of good causes has now raised over £2 million for charity.
The not-for-profit founded in 2010, has now recycled and sold over 22,000 vehicles from all over the UK. Depending on their condition, some are auctioned and the rest go for scrap. The owners choose where to send the proceeds and to date it has organised donations to more than 2,500 UK charities.
Macmillan Cancer Support are one of the most popular charities within the service. Rob Moon, their Head of Regional Fundraising, said: “I’d like to thank Giveacar for their incredible support to Macmillan over the years. As more people are living with cancer, our services are more in demand than ever and the £63,000 raised by Giveacar so far is enough to fund a Macmillan Nurse for over a year. We couldn’t do it without their support and the support of their customers.”
Over the past year, Giveacar has diversified and now works in partnership with Housing Associations to help them dispose of abandoned vehicles, resulting in cleaner public spaces and estates.
Its has also championed its own charitable projects, raising money to build a new school in Burma, as well as launching special appeals for Gurkha Welfare Trust, Help Refugees and Brixton Soup Kitchen.
Patrick Church, Manager of Giveacar, said: “I’m so proud of what we have achieved this year, and love looking back at the journey that we’ve taken.”