Bangers and cash for national charity
- Deafness Research UK is the country’s only charity dedicated to finding new cures, treatments and technologies for deaf, hard of hearing and other hearing impaired people.
- The charity supports high quality medical research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of hearing impairment including tinnitus.
- Deafness Research UK is entirely dependent on voluntary donations, gifts and personal legacies. You can donate online at www.deafnessresearch.org.uk , or call 0207 7833 1733 for further information on how to support the charity.
- The Deafness Research UK Advisory Service provides free information and advice based on the latest scientific evidence and informed by leading experts, Freephone 0808 808 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information on research into deafness, tinnitus and other hearing conditions, log on to the website at www.deafnessresearch.org.uk where you can access a wide range of information. Alternatively you can e-mail Deafness Research UK at email@example.com
- One in seven people in the UK – almost nine million people - suffer hearing loss.
- Deafness Research UK was founded in 1985 by Lord (Jack) and Lady Ashley of Stoke.
- In January 2008, Action for Tinnitus Research (ATR) was linked with Deafness Research UK under a uniting direction order under section 96(6) of the Charities Act 1993.
Go to http://www.giveacar.co.uk/donate-a-car-to-charity/deafness-research-uk for more detailsHow does scrap car donation work? The process is very simple. When you call or email Giveacar they will arrange a convenient time to send round a tow truck. The vehicles are picked up by the largest vehicle manufacturer approved car recycling network in the UK. They will pick up any car, at no cost to you and either sell it at a salvage auction, or dispose of it through an authorised treatment facility. Either way, Deafness Research UK benefits! ENDSNotes to editors About the Giveacar scheme Giveacar offers a very simple, free service and they do all the work for you. Every car has a value, whether it’s roadworthy or only good for scrap. Giveacar is a social enterprise that allows you to donate your old car, just as you might donate possessions to a charity shop. Their goals are simple – to raise as much money as possible for registered charities and to recycle cars to the highest environmental standards.
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Run by Giveacar, the scheme allows people to donate their unwanted car to Deafness Research UK in much the same way they might donate possessions to a charity shop. One call or email and the unwanted old banger is picked up free of charge and auctioned or scrapped, with a percentage of the profit going to the former owner’s nominated charity. Deafness Research UK is the country’s leading medical research charity for people with hearing loss, tinnitus and other hearing problems. The charity has played a key role in a number of major medical breakthroughs that are now improving and could in the future literally transform life for millions of people and donations via schemes like giveacar provide essential funds for ensuring this research work is able to continue. ”Giveacar is a fantastic scheme because its one of those nice things where everyone wins,” said Danny Whiteside, Individual Giving Fundraiser at Deafness Research UK. “Unwanted vehicles are properly recycled, rather than left or abandoned, protecting the environment, the owner has no fees to find yet at the same time what value may be left is unlocked for Deafness Research UK.” People who would like to donate their unwanted car to Deafness Research UK can visit the website at www.giveacar.co.uk , put in the details on the vehicle they wish to donate (it does not have to be a car), nominate the charity for support and Giveacar will do the rest.Contrary to popular belief, all scrap cars have some value; either for parts or metal and the first car to be scrapped in aid of Deafness Research UK has already gone through the system. In the UK we scrap on average over 2.5 million cars a year, but a charge of £50 from a scrap yard for the privilege has often led to vehicles left abandoned, yet via Giveacar there is now a way to scrap unwanted cars, while recycling and donating to charity at the same time. It is estimated there are thousands of cars in the UK that could be scrapped in this way, which all adds up to a potential treasure trove of cash for those charities like Deafness Research UK fortunate enough to benefit through the scheme. “Deafness Research UK is delighted to be receiving funds through this remarkable scheme,” said Vivienne Michael, Chief Executive of Deafness Research UK. “Giveacar encourages recycling while at the same time providing us with essential funds aimed at helping the nine million people in the UK with hearing loss. We rely entirely on donations so we hope this is just the beginning of many more people donating their unwanted car to Deafness Research UK through Giveacar in this way.” Set up in January 2010 by Nottingham University graduate Tom Chance, Giveacar has already processed thousands of cars, with 25% going towards running the business and 75% going to the nominated charity and has already raised more than £300,000 for charities like Deafness Research UK. The average value of a scrapped car is so far around £100, with the average auction raising £350. Press enquiries: Jon Gardner,BeyondPR. Mobile 07930 697773. Direct line 0114 275 6996. e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org