Scrap and Donate for BEN

Charity partners with web portal to make money from scrap

Published:  09 September, 2011

Motor industry charity BEN has teamed up with an organisation named Cartakeback and launched 'scrap and donate' - a plan where car owners can dispose of unwanted vehicles and donate money to the charity at the same time.

Working in a similar way to firms that offer online servicing, Cartakeback electronically 'tenders' the job of removing a scrap car to a number of local yards. Generally, the yard that offers the highest amount gets the job, from which a percentage goes to BEN.

Anyone with an unwanted or unused vehicle, failed MOT or one just too old and who would like to donate it to BEN can log on to and find out more.

Nigel Williams BEN's Commercial Development Manager says "Partnering with Cartakeback was an easy decision for us; it allows us to push the environmental agenda whilst also providing us with an additional fundraising option." He added: "This is an initiative that can provide us with another significant fundraising stream to help us continue to support those people who have turned to us for help"

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