UK homeless charity set to benefit from January 25th event held by leading online car hire specialist
Online PR News – 05-February-2012 – – 20 JANUARY 2012 – Car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk will this January hold its second ‘Book & Donate’ day to raise money for leading UK homeless charity StreetSmart. The event, to be hosted on January 25th, will see the website donate £1 per rental booking to StreetSmart.
Carrentals.co.uk's first ‘Book & Donate’ day was held on January 11th and generated in excess of £330 for StreetSmart's valuable work and projects. StreetSmart operates education, training, housing and health initiatives in partnership with 90 other UK homeless charities and is supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Our first ‘Book & Donate’ day was such a success that we are really looking forward to holding another one! Every car hire booking made via our site on January 25th will send £1 to StreetSmart and its great work with the UK's homeless, a truly worthwhile cause.”
There will be other Carrentals.co.uk ‘Book & Donate’ days hosted on February 8th and 22nd, and March 7th and 21st.
“We would like people planning to rent a car this year to consider making their booking on one of the ‘Book & Donate’ days we have planned,” Gareth went on. “At the same time however we also advise people to book well in advance to be sure that they are getting the very best value and that they don't miss out on high-demand additions like snow chains and child seats.”
StreetSmart conducts fundraising pushes every November and December in partnership with leading UK restaurants such as Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Each restaurant adds a £1 supplement to diners' bills which is all donated to StreetSmart.
Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart, comments: “We are delighted to work with Carrentals.co.uk and we think that their Book & Donate days are a really great way of getting people to donate money to a worthwhile cause. We look forward to receiving their kindly donations again throughout 2012!”
Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s leading car rental comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's leading online car hire companies by 2006.
In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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