Giveacar gives steady support to MS Research charity

Giveacar, fledgling social enterprise and Observer Ethical Awards finalist collects old cars from their owners free of charge and scraps or sells them at auction depending on the condition of the vehicles.The proceeds from the auction or sale of the recycled materials are then donated to the charity of the donor’s choice- and about every two weeks for the last 8 months someone has chosen MS Research as the destination for their donation.

Now a veteran affiliated charity of Giveacar, MS Research has had a steady trickle of unwanted cars being crushed into much needed funds for the care and eventual cure of people with Multiple Sclerosis. The number to date stands at 15 vehicles, totalling a massive £1201.87. The average price per vehicle is £80.12, with the top seller netting £108.50. Giveacar has raised over £400 000 for charity in the 18 months since it was established and is still going strong, smashing about 70 cars a week for charity cash.

If you have a more mature motor that you want to donate to further MS Research‘s fantastic work, get in touch with Giveacar. 

This is environmentally and ethically sound: use Giveacar to recycle an old car and help us find better ways to treat MS, such as restoring some mobility! It is easy to get in touch, click on Giveacar or phone 020 0011 1664! 

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JustTextGiving to help find better ways to treat MS

It is easy to text for free using JustTextGiving!

Text MSRT11£2/£5/£10 to 70070 to donate now, e.g. MSRT11£10

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is 365 days each year in our lives…Help us find better ways to treat MS!

Many people think that drug companies are constantly seeking new drugs to treat early MS, many who have MS feel that once they have established problems the options available to them start to diminish and they are left to cope with the everyday frustrations that MS brings. 365 days, every year can be full of frustrations many battling against an ever increasing list of symptoms such as muscle weakness and painful spasms, mobility loss, fatigue, tremor, bladder problems and visual impairment. Many have their working life abruptly curtailed because it is not possible to be of profit to any employer when you are unreliable with so many unpredictable problems. Families and relationships are also not always resisting the impact of MS.

MS is a condition that almost uniquely affects young people –often diagnosed in the teens, twenties and thirties. It is occasionally diagnosed in children. This is why the charity MS Research wants to support studies that aim to give back to people their functions and capabilities and hold the promise of leading to more effective treatment. There are two directions of research that could lead us to a future without MS: the use of assistive devices like those that can replace or control muscle actions, and the development of concepts and procedures that will protect the brain and spinal cord from the damage that is characteristic of MS.

There are an estimated 100,000 people with MS in the UK; the MS Research charity launched the 365 Appeal last year and it topped £100,000; our aim in 2011 is to raise another £250,000 through this appeal so that more research can be funded.

At any moment I feel this will be sooner as anybody can send a text using a mobile telephone. It is so fastText MSRT11£2/£5/£10 to 70070 to donate now, e.g. MSRT11£10

This number is provided by Justgiving and Vodafone and 100% will help MS Research charity. MS is so complex that Mobile telephone technology will I hope come to the rescue!