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Published on April 11th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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Motorists Donate Cars With ‘Ex-Factor’

Generous motorists have been praised this week for donating their cars to be sold in aid of charities.

Giveacar, a company that collects cars and then auctions them off, with the proceeds going to the owners charity of choice, has given money to over 300 worthy causes, has collected 3,000 vehicles over its first year.

24-year-old Tom Chance, founder of Giveacar, decided to compile a top ten list of prized cars to celebrate Giveacar’s first anniversary.

Land Rover, BMW and Jaguar all figure prominently in the top ten earners for charities, as well as a 1960s MGC, but the top earner was a Vauxhall VX220.

Mr. Chase said “We specialise in collecting cars with what we call the ‘Ex-Factor’ ” those that have become unroadworthy, unused or unloved.

“You would not believe the range of vehicles that we have been able to transform into cash – as well as some of the best-known names in motoring, we’ve even managed to generate income for our charity partners from a jet-ski, a mobile recording studio and several caravans.

“The concept has really captured people’s imagination. We expect to raise even more money for more charities in the next 12 months and beyond, as an ever-increasing number of owners decide to say farewell to their cars.”

Regardless of their condition, cars are picked up by Giveacar free-of-charge direct from people’s homes and sold at auction or disposed of at an authorised treatment centre.

Even if the car is scrapped, it still nets the selected good cause a minimum £40.


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  • John Aitken

    It’s a brilliant idea, don’t push your poor old car through 1 more mot … feel good about getting rid of the car, one of the really cool things about GiveaCar is they let you decide who any money goes to before they arrange for your car to be collected, and with all the cut backs in funding going on this is a great way to get rid of your old car and help out a charity at the same time…

    Have a look at the web site..

    Dispose of your scrap car for free and create money for charity. Free scrap vehicle collection. Nationwide car scrappage across the UK.

    http://www.giveacar.co.uk

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