BEN, the automotive industry’s dedicated charity, has today announced the launch of its latest campaign for the ‘Give a scrap’ scheme.
The initiative is an opportunity to dispose of any unwanted or unusable vehicles and then donate the residual value to BEN.
‘Give a scrap’ has been introduced to help the dealer and help BEN simultaneously when a customer as asked for their vehicle to be disposed of.
Working together in partnership with scrap car network Remove My Car, the BEN scheme offers an established solution for MoT failures and vehicles too expensive to repair.
On average a recycled vehicle fetches £125 which, for example, would enable BEN to purchase a wheelchair for a person in need – giving back some independence to an industry colleague needing their care and support.
The ‘Give a scrap’ scheme provides:
- A quick, easy and free vehicle disposal network
- Instant online valuations & unlimited auction access
- Certificates of destruction for all ELV’s
- Free nationwide collection within 48 ‘working’ hours
- An environmentally friendly option for any unwanted vehicles.
Steve Queen, managing director of Remove My Car, said: "If everyone gets behind this initiative we can raise overall awareness of BEN and exploit this great fundraising opportunity to the benefit of our friends and colleagues during hard times."
Nigel Williams, BEN’s commercial development manager, said: "We are excited by the potential of ‘Give a Scrap’. Our industry recycles thousands of cars each year and if every UK outlet utilised this scheme to donate a minimum of one vehicle a year it would make a significant contribution to the number of people we can help."