TLDR: Charities can sign up for free to GiveACar.co.uk
and people can donate the proceeds of the sale/scrap of their car. No caving charities make the most of this yet, but if you do before Christmas then I'll donate my car to you!
I've finally decided to do the kind thing and end the suffering of my Clio. She was a good first car, in the sense that I have learnt a lot about car maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.
In all other respects she was next to useless.
She is out of MOT and won't pass her next one without throwing a lot of money at her, and I'm fed up of replacing one part only for another to give up the ghost in a couple of months time. Her only value, realistically, is scrap, and that quote is pretty terrible anyway since she'd need to be towed to the breakers yard.So I'm going to donate Rusty to charity using GiveACar.co.uk.
This website collects your car and auctions it off, or sells it to scrapyards, with the money going to a charity of your choice. They already have the infrastructure available to be able to do this cheaply, so they can make much more money from your car than you can if you sold it yourself.
This seems like a fantastic opportunity to raise money for one of the many Cave Rescue Organisations in the UK, or the Ghar Parau Foundation, or the British Cave Research Association, but there are no cave related charities on there! It's free and really easy to sign your charity up
to benefit! The only thing that you have to do in return is send a receipt to the car donor to acknowledge that their donation went to the right place.
If any caving related charity is going to sign up before Christmas then let me know and I'll donate to you, otherwise I'm going to be supporting the Great North Air Ambulance Service
. It's nice to know that, unlike most of her life with me, Rusty's demise might be of use to someone.