As the UK's largest car buying service, we take our responsibilities to road safety very seriously.
Therefore the majority of our fundraising activities are dedicated to raising money for our chosen charity Brake and the important work they do in campaigning to make our roads safer places.
Whether we’re launching nationwide road safety campaigns, running around muddy fields, dressing up, climbing mountains or baking cakes, our aim remains the same- let’s raise some money for Brake.
In November 2013 we invited primary school children between the ages of 5 and 7 across the UK to design a road safety banner to support Brake’s national GO20 campaign. The poster needed to support our road safety message and encourage motorists to drive slower and GO20 around schools and residential areas.
We received thousands of entries and a judging panel made up of local mayors, Brake and webuyanycar.com crowned a winning design within each region which was then made into a huge banner and put up outside all of the participating schools. Here one of our winners with the banner they created..
The Chester 'See Me Stay Safe' campaign
Together with Brake we provided every Key Stage 1 child in Chester with a high visibility vest before the clocks went back in October 2012.
Over 5,000 primary school children from 41 primary schools across the city took part in the campaign, wearing their high-visibility vests to raise awareness about the importance of road safety during the dark winter months.
Following a hoax tweet from @JamieDMJ, claiming that we had refused to buy his little Tike, we found ourselves in the middle of a twitter storm.
48 hours and few thousand tweets later, webuyanytoycar.com was born. We offered to donate £10.00 for every little Tike donated to any of our branches. This meant we were able to present Zach the Zebra with a big fat cheque for £1000.00!