Donate a car and help in our peace drive
August 22, 2014 | Nick Taylor
The Peace Centre, set up in memory of Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry has come up with a novel way of people helping to keep the building and vital charity work funded by asking the people of Warrington to donate a car!
The Foundation, based at the Peace Centre in Great Sankey, has joined up with Giveacar, a non-profit social enterprise that collects unwanted and unused cars for charity.
Regardless of their condition, cars are collected free-of-charge nationwide by Giveacar then sold through an online auction or disposed of at an authorised treatment facility. Profits from the sale will then be donated to the Peace Centre.
Even if the vehicle is scrapped, it will donate up to £250 for the charity, enough to run a full day’s activity for young people vulnerable to violence.
One man in Aberdeen donated a scrap car that fetched nearly £200 at auction. Even the oldest ‘wrecks’ and ‘old bangers’ can create a significant donation to the charity.
The Peace Centre’s Jonathan Levy said: “Many car owners want an easy and completely free way to get rid of their old car and at the same time want to do some good.
“Giveacar will help them to do this in a legal and environmentally friendly way and to make a donation to vital charity work to stop young people turning towards violent conflict and terrorism.”
The scheme helps discourage irresponsible disposal and abandonment of cars that impacts the local environment and also costing local taxpayers’ money to remove and dispose of them.
Patrick Church, Manager of Giveacar, said: “We are thrilled to have partnered with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. We are always looking for ways to raise the number of old cars donated, as this can result in larger donations for worthy causes like the Peace Centre.
“Our service has always relied on the generosity of the public but can also help people get rid of unwanted cars that can be tricky to remove. The service has proved really popular and often surprises donors with the amount raised. We’ve managed to raise over £4,000 from single vehicle donations in the past.”