Charity Car donations pass £250k!

Posted on 14 November 2017 by Charity Car

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The Charity Car team is very proud to announce we've hit the whopping figure of £250k in old car donations to wonderful causes!

We set up the scheme in 2011 with just a few Official Charity Car Partners, and over the years we've been joined by many more fantastic causes, all doing a huge amount of good with the public's generous donations.

The actual car to push us over £250k was a Suzuki donated by Helen Roberts from Gloucestershire. She was thrilled to hear her old Jimny raised £336 for her chosen cause - Alzheimer's Research UK. Helen is a regular charity supporter both nationally and locally, from monthly cash donations to taking part in fitness marathons for Cancer Research UK. She was pleased to find Charity Car online and told us this: "I’m delighted that the donation my car earned has enabled Charity Car to reach a landmark figure. The actual amount it raised was far more than I had expected. I’m glad it could be useful right to the end."

Helen had selected Alzheimer’s Research UK because her mother had vascular dementia and her father has now been diagnosed as being in the early stages of dementia. Our contact at Alzheimer's Research UK, Fundraising Officer Gillian Edwards, said: "There are far too many families like Helen’s, who are having to experience the devastating impact of dementia and it’s our vision to bring an end to this heartache. We’re incredibly grateful to CarTakeBack and Helen for helping to power dementia research through the Charity Car initiative. Thanks to this donation, Alzheimer's Research UK is able to continue funding the very best research which will lead us to a life-changing treatment for dementia."

Thank you from Alzheimer's Research UK
“We’re also delighted that Helen’s donation has brought the total amount raised for charity, through this initiative, to over £250,000. That’s a fantastic achievement for Charity Car, with so many causes benefiting from the generosity of its customers. It’s great to be part of such a worthwhile initiative, we really appreciate the support.”

Every single car that has helped us to reach this figure is significant, whether it's generated £15 from a small scrap vehicle when prices were at their lowest, or our largest auction donation that raised over £5,000! Every charity is thrilled to receive your donations, and all of them are quick to agree that every penny counts.

We can't wait to let you know we've hit our next milestone in donations - let us know if you can help hit that target!

See which charities you can choose to donate your old car to with Charity Car See our charity partners

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