A ‘bangers and cash’ fund-raising drive for The ME Association

October 21, 2010

The ME Association has joined a ‘bangers and cash' initiative as part of a novel fund-raising drive to boost our valuable work round the UK.

To accelerate its fund-raising work, it has now become one of the first charities in the county to team up with Giveacar, a social enterprise which collects unwanted and unused cars for charity – turning scrap into cash.

The concept mirrors one that is already popular in the United States and other countries – but which is still very much in its infancy in the UK.

Regardless of their condition, cars are collected free-of-charge nationwide by Giveacar and sold through an online auction, or disposed of at an authorised treatment facility.

Proceeds from the sale are donated to a charity of the car owner’s choice, or one of the Giveacar’s partner charities – such as the ME Association. Even if the banger is scrapped, it still nets the selected good cause between £40 and £160.

Tony Britton, ME Association publicity manager, commented: “We'd never heard of this scheme until – out of the blue – we received a cheque for £81 a little while ago from somebody who had disposed of their old banger through Giveacar. It works. It's safe. The scheme delivers what it says in its publicity”.

Many car owners want an easy and completely free way to get rid of their old car. Giveacar will help them to do this in a legal and environmentally friendly way.

The scheme is intended to discourage those 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 it.

To get more details and start making a difference to your cash flow and the environment, visit http://www.giveacar.co.uk/donate-a-car-to-charity/the-me-association or call the Giveacar office on 020 0011 1664, quoting The ME Association as your chosen charity.

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