On January 11th Carrentals.co.uk held its first ever ‘Book & Donate’ day and the event succeeded in raising more than £330 for StreetSmart. StreetSmart operates projects in partnership with homeless charities all over the country, in 19 UK cities. The charity raises funds to help run education, training, housing and health projects and is supported by celebrity figures Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Our first ‘Book & Donate’ day was a great success and so we're delighted to hold another one for such a great cause. All car hire bookings carried out via the Carrentals.co.uk website 25th January will help StreetSmart out to the tune of £1 per instance.”
“With that in mind we ask our site users to rent a car on one of our dedicated ‘Book & Donate’ days to help out a truly worthy charity,” Gareth continues. “Our advice about advance booking remains the same as ever - book well in advance to be sure of getting good value deals, choice and a wide range of added extras like child seats and cycle racks.”
Carrentals.co.uk has planned additional ‘Book & Donate’ days in the near future, including February 8th and 22nd, and March 7th and 21st.
Each November and December StreetSmart conducts its main charity drives and works with top UK restaurants to do so. Previous campaigns have featured Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, at which a pound was added on to each customer's bill to make a donation to StreetSmart.
Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart, commented: “We are really pleased to be able to work with Carrentals.co.uk again and we're delighted by the success of their first Book & Donate day. We hope they can help us to once again raise money for the country's homeless.”
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/
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