Motor industry plea to give a scrap

Motor industry plea to give a scrap

The motor industry is being urged to come together to swap old wheels for new in aid of the sector's dedicated charity.

BEN has launched the Give a Scrap campaign, which raises funds through the disposal of unwanted or unusable vehicles.

MOT stations, retailers, service centres and repairers are among those being urged to contribute to the campaign, as they often dispose of unwanted vehicles at the request of customers.

Under the Give a Scrap campaign BEN works in conjunction with Remove My Car to offer hassle-free disposal of MOT failures or vehicles that are too costly to mend.

With the average fee for recycling each vehicle coming in at £125, BEN would be able to buy a wheelchair for an industry colleague in need, offering them independence and mobility.

Remove My Car managing director Steve Queen said: "We are delighted to be working with BEN on the Give a Scrap scheme. I don't mind admitting I knew little about BEN and the amazing work they do for our industry colleagues until now. But 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."

BEN commercial development manager Nigel Williams 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."

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