Award-winning price comparator raises more than £5,000 in aid of UK homeless charities
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07 APRIL 2012 – Award-winning car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has announced that it has raised a grand total of £5,662 through it's ‘Book & Donate’ scheme. The ‘Book & Donate’ drive was held to generate funds for StreetSmart projects, which consist of education, training, health and housing projects for the homeless via over 90 homeless charities in 19 cities around the country.
In addition to the 'Book & Donate' charity drives the website also ran a ‘12 days of Christmas’ campaign at the back end of 2011 from which the £700 prize value was donated on top of the money raised by ‘Book & Donate’, total £2,131. The Carrentals.co.uk donations will be matched by the government meaning StreetSmart will benefit to the tune of £5,662.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “We're delighted to have been able to help StreetSmart and its great work with the UK's homeless, it's a truly worthwhile cause.”
“Between the ‘Book & Donate’ days, our Christmas campaign and also the government matching our fundraising, StreetSmart will benefit to the tune of more than £5,000. We'd like to extend our gratitude to all our customers who helped in generating these funds for such a worthy cause.”
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, says: “We are delighted to work with Carrentals.co.uk and their Book & Donate days are a great way of getting money to a worthwhile cause. We extend our thanks to both Carrentals.co.uk and its customers!”
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 including Spain, Portugal and Greece. Deals on show at present for summer include Majorca car hire plus great deals in the likes of Faro and Crete.
Carrentals.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison website, and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012. Last year, the company achieved record sales, despite the challenging economic climate.
Searching up to 50 different car hire suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, Carrentals.co.uk provides an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
Customers can also book with Carrentals.co.uk through the Android and iPhone mobile apps launched in 2011 and also through the comparator’s Facebook page.
To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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