Bangers raise cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A scheme that turns old bangers into cash is helping to drive fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th March 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 1:12 pm

Money is being raised for the charity through Giveacar, a not-for-profit social enterprise that accepts donations of old cars which are then scrapped or auctioned for charity.

So far, the rapid response emergency charity has received over £4,500 through the donation of 32 cars to Giveacar.

In the last year alone, the scheme has generated more than £1,500.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s head of fundraising, Paul Gowland, said: “This is a great idea allowing people who need to get rid of their old car to donate to their favourite charity without it costing them a penny.

“We are very grateful to those who have chosen to support us through Giveacar and hope the scheme continues to go from strength to strength.”

Patrick Church, Giveacar’s general manager, said: “We are thrilled to be able to raise money for fantastic charities like Yorkshire Air Ambulance.