UNWANTED FROME CARS CAN RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITY

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By Fromereporter | Sunday, January 27, 2013, 11:08

A Somerset based charity, The Scrivener Trust, is asking local people to crunch their old cars for cash as part of a novel fund-raising scheme run by the Giveacar social enterprise.

The Trust's Chairman, Mr Thomas, said: "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. It's a win-win for everyone involved."

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 Scrivener Trust, a locally based Charity that helps people who fall through the 'net' of larger charities and organisations, is the latest of hundreds of charities who have recognised the potential of the car donation service.

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.

To find out how old, unwanted and unused cars can benefit The Scrivener Trust, go to www.giveacar.co.uk/charities/scrivener-trust

photo by Watt Dabney

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