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Unwanted Cars can raise money for Gloucester Charity

By The Family Haven  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

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The Family Haven is asking the public to crunch their old cars for cash as part of a novel fund-raising scheme run by the Giveacar social enterprise.

Fundraiser, Debbie Nevin, says "This is a simple and effective way of attracting a new source of donations as well as reducing the amount of unwanted or unused cars lying around. Win-win."

Unwanted cars are collected free-of-charge by Giveacar and either sold through an online auction, or disposed of in an environmentally friendly way at an Authorised Treatment Facility. Proceeds from the sale are donated to a charity of the donor's choice, with 'bangers' that are scrapped still netting an average of £100 for the chosen cause.

The Family Haven – a Gloucestershire charity helping vulnerable parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre, is the latest of hundreds of charities who have recognised the potential of Giveacar.

The scheme is intended to discourage irresponsible owners who may consider abandoning their cars – spoiling the appearance of the local environment and also costing local taxpayers' money to remove and dispose of them.

Alex Harvey, Manager of Giveacar, welcomed the partnership. He said: "Giveacar is exceptionally pleased to have The Family Haven on board with the UK's leading car donation scheme, and we look forward to turning unwanted vehicles into vital donations, so the centre can go on providing valuable services to vulnerable parents and children in Gloucestershire."

To find out how old, unwanted and unused cars can benefit The Family Haven, go to www.giveacar.co.uk/charities/family-haven

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  • nomossystone  |  November 15 2012, 4:42PM

    Keep a close eye on your cars everyone, my last car was taken from me on under the premiss that I was unfit to drive, when infact, I am in reasonably good health physically and very good health mentally, and was then in 2008. An elderly male arrived on my doorstep asking to see my log book, insurance, and MOT details, saying he wanted a car for his son, the 'son' did not bother looking at my car which was for sale at the time, my documents were all in order, and after taking a cursory look at the documents this idiot walked off telling me I was mad, I now know this man to be a con man and he has visited my home pretending to be a vagrant, and at other times calling to quote scriptures on my doorstep.it has taken me years to learn the mindset of this person having always given people the benefit of the doubt. Who can afford to give a car away, whether to charity or not. I implore all elderly people to call the police if you see this charmer near your home, Description: 5feet 11inches tall, very slim build, he wears charity shop clothes, and has problems with his feet ( or so he says), light grey hair -- sometimes blonde,-- (he must know a hairdesser), he is well spoken with an Oxford/Cambridge accent, probably not his true voice). don't be taken in by this male, AT YOUR EXPENSE HE WILL BE LAUGHING HIS WAY TO THE BANK!