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January 3 2014.

Seaford’s Cancer Research UK Local Fundraising Committee is asking the Haven public to donate old cars as part of a novel fund-raising drive to boost its lifesaving work countywide.

The Seaford Local Fundraising Committee began fundraising for the charity in 1959 and has since raised more than £300,000 to help fund its vital scientific work.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and is the largest single funder of cancer research in the UK. The charity supports research in all aspects of the disease through the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK who have contributed to 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide today.

Survival rates for cancer have doubled in the last 40 years. But one-in-three people will still get cancer at some point during their lifetime. Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people will survive.

Every year, around 8,600 people are diagnosed with cancer in Sussex and sadly every year, around half of those people die. That’s 4,500 lives that cancer takes every year here in Sussex alone. For more information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how you can support the charity, please call 08701 60 20 40 or visit

To accelerate its fund-raising work, Seaford Cancer Research UK Local Fundraising Group has now joined up with Giveacar, a non-profit social enterprise which collects unwanted and unused cars for charity.

Regardless of their condition, cars are collected free-of-charge nationwide by Giveacar then sold through an online auction or disposed of at an authorised treatment facility.

Profits from the sale are then donated to a charity of the car owner’s choice. Even if the banger is scrapped, it still nets the selected good cause between £40 and £160.

Many car owners want an easy and completely free way to get rid of their old car. Giveacar will help them to do this in a legal and environmentally friendly way, whilst raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.

The scheme is intended to discourage those irresponsible owners who may consider abandoning their cars, spoiling the appearance of the local environment and also costing local taxpayers’ money to remove and dispose of it.

To get more details or to donate a car, visit or call the Giveacar Team on 020 7736 4242, quoting Seaford Cancer Research UK as your chosen charity.