Charity Donation Leads To 10 Downing Street

24-10-2011, the UK's No.1 vehicle provenance website, has saved millions of people from making an expensive used car mistake. It recently donated £30,000 to the Camphill Blair Drummond Appeal, which led to an unexpected invite to 10 Downing St.

Roger Powell, Divisional Head at CDL Vehicle Information Services Ltd (which owns, commented: "With our business growing at the rate it is, it is good to take a step back to ensure we help others less fortunate than ourselves. I don't know how No.10 got to hear about it, but my wife Eileen and I received a personal invitation from Samantha Cameron. 

"Getting to visit No.10 and walk through that famous black door was a great honour, an amazing experience for me personally, and it reflects well on all the staff at Stockport and Glasgow who made our donation possible. My daughter has learning difficulties and she receives incredible support from Camphill Blair Drummond. We are privileged to be able to help them. 

"Mrs Cameron obviously has an understanding of these issues and we were particularly lucky as the Prime Minister himself took a few moments out of his busy schedule to meet us. While I would have liked to draw his attention to some of the issues facing the motor industry, it was not the right time."

Jason Glass, Director of Operations at Camphill Blair Drummond, added: "We were delighted when Samantha Cameron offered to host this reception for us. We are part-way through a capital development project which will secure the future of our unique residential community. We are extremely grateful to for their ongoing support, which has enabled us to make significant progress during this early stage in our Appeal." 

In 2010, and MyTextCheck delivered 2.2m consumer checks, which equates to 27% of all vehicles that changed hands in the UK. Parent company CDL performs over 14m vehicle data checks a month for companies including Auto Express, CompareTheMarket, Tesco Bank and WhatCar. 

It uses up-to-the-minute information from the Police National Computer (PNC), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and major finance houses including Lloyds TSB. 

Car history checks used to cost over £40 and has really shaken up the industry by charging just £4.95. Its UK-based call centre has experts in cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles. They can confirm in seconds whether a vehicle has ever been scrapped, stolen or written-off, the last recorded mileage, the number of former owners and much more. 

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