Charity hopes to motor on with deals on wheels

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A child protection charity hopes that anyone planning to splash out on a new car will help them keep their vital work on the road.

The NSPCC in Hertfordshire is calling on drivers aiming to swap their car for a new ‘13’ registration plate next month to donate the old one to them, through not-for-profit social enterprise Giveacar.

Giveacar has been supporting the NSPCC for three years and has helped to raise £21,000 by accepting donations of cars from members of the public.

Giveacar will collect your unwanted vehicle, auction it and donate the proceeds to charity. For every car donated, the NSPCC receives 70 per cent of the value.

The charity’s Cora Appleton said: “This is a great scheme – not only does it save you time and hassle but by donating the value of your car you’re helping vulnerable children and young people to access services which can help them turn their lives around.

“You can donate other items, too – exercise equipment like rowing machines; mobility scooters; and ride-on lawnmowers; to name just a few.” Find out more at or call 0207 736 4242.