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Starr Trust urges car donations

Thu, 14 Nov 2013

A CHARITY that helps young people in the Brighton area achieve their goals is asking the public to donate old cars as part of a fundraising drive.

The Starr Trust has teamed up with Giveacar, a non-profit social enterprise which collects unwanted and unused cars for charity.

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 are donated to a charity of the car owner's choice. And even if the car is scrapped, it still nets the selected charity between £40 and £250.

The Starr Trust helps 10 to 18-year-olds in the Brighton area fulfil their potential in sports, arts and education. It does this through fundraising, events, creating networks of mentors, providing opportunities for training and skills sharing and connecting communities locally and around the world.

Rosie Molloy, the charity's public fundraising manager, said: "The trust is thrilled to be working in partnership with Giveacar. We believe that this is an innovative, ethical and hassle free way to dispose of any unwanted or scrapped car you may have.

"If you're a car owner and want an easy and completely free way to get rid of your old car, Giveacar will help you to do this in a legal and environmentally friendly way freeing you of any liability or paperwork .

"What could be better? Whether it's a worthwhile way of sending an old friend to the scrap yard in the sky, or just removing an eyesore from view.

"Once your car has been disposed of, Giveacar will pass the value of your old vehicle back to the Starr Trust as a donation on your behalf."

For more details or to donate a car, visit or call the Giveacar team on 020 7736 4242, quoting the Starr Trust as your chosen charity.

By Press Association reporters