Online car hire specialist gives £1 per booking on January 25 to UK homeless charities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
20 JANUARY 2012 – Award-winning car hire price comparison website Carrentals.co.uk has announced a second ‘Book & Donate’ day to be held on 25 January 2012. The event will see the company donate £1 per car hire booking made via its site to StreetSmart, the UK homeless charity group.
Carrentals.co.uk held its first ‘Book & Donate’ day January 11 and the event succeeded in raising more than £330 for StreetSmart. The organisation supports numerous projects including education, training, housing and health initiatives for homeless people and StreetSmart raises money for more than 90 homeless charities around the UK. Celebrity supporters include Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “The first ‘Book & Donate’ day we held went so well but we hope to raise even more money for StreetSmart with our second one. For each and every car hire booking taken via our website on January 25 Carrentals.co.uk will donate £1 to StreetSmart – we hope to make a big difference homeless people all over the country.”
“We're asking people to rent a car on one of our forthcoming ‘Book & Donate’ days to help the nation's homeless out while they are doing it,” continues Gareth. “They should also however remember to book early to get the best prices, vehicles and any particular optional extras they might want.”
Carrentals.co.uk has further ‘Book & Donate’ days planned on February 8th and 22nd, and March 7th and 21st.
StreetSmart conducts its main fundraising campaign each November and December in partnership with UK restaurants. Previous famous names to participate have included Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, with £1 donations added to diners' bills.
Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart, comments: “We're pleased to work with Carrentals.co.uk again, this kind of campaign is essential to what we do. Our projects rely on kindly donations and so we're asking people planning to hire a car to think about doing so on one of these dedicated fundraising days.”
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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