CHESTER-based charity Children Today, which provides specialised equipment for children with disabilities, has raised £1,500 after becoming involved with a unique fundraising scheme.
Children Today is now affiliated with Giveacar, a social enterprise which allows motorists to donate their end-of-life cars and give the proceeds to charity.
Children Today became affiliated with the fundraising scheme in August, and has now reached the £1,500 mark.
By donating scrap cars to Children Today through Giveacar, motorists’ unwanted vehicles will help disabled children and young people enjoy a better quality of life, providing funds for the specialised equipment they need.
Giveacar, a not-for-profit service, has donated more than £150,000 to charities across the UK since it was founded in January. The organisation arranges for end-of-life cars to be collected and taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), where they are dismantled according to strict environmental codes of practice. The money raised from the car’s scrap metal is then donated to a charity of the car owner’s choice. If the car is not yet ready to be scrapped, it can be sent to a salvage auction, where it can often raise even more for the chosen charity.
To donate a car visit www.giveacar.co.uk.