Carrentals.co.uk Campaigns Raise Over £5000 for Homeless Charity StreetSmart
Leading online price comparators customers contribute to big donation to British homeless charities
Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) April 9th, 2012
Car hire comparison website Carrentals.co.uk this week reports that its ‘Book & Donate’ fundraising scheme has raised a sum of £5,662 for leading UK homeless charity StreetSmart. Streetsmart is one of the country’s leading homeless charities and creates education, training, health and housing projects to help homeless citizens through more than 90 homeless charities around the UK.
On top of its ‘Book & Donate’ scheme, Carrentals.co.uk also conducted a ‘12 days of Christmas’ campaign in 2011 which contributed a further £700 to the Streetsmart fund. This was added to the monies raised by ‘Book & Donate’ which came to £2,131, and was matched by the government – making a grand total of £5,662 for Streetsmart.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “We are ecstatic at how well our ‘Book & Donate’ scheme has turned out – StreetSmart does really valuable work for UK homeless and so we are really pleased to help them out like this.”
“A combination of our ‘Book & Donate’ scheme and the Christmas campaign we ran – backed by the government donation – means that StreetSmart will receive over £5,000. We’re delighted that our Carrentals.co.uk customers has contributed to such a worthy cause in this way.”
StreetSmart works with top UK restaurants each November and December such as Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay to raise money in a similar manner. Restaurants include a £1 donation on the end of each diner’s bill to help generate funds for the charity.
Glenn Pougnet, Director of StreetSmart, said: “The Carrentals.co.uk Book & Donate day has been a great success and we are delighted that they have announced such a great sum raised by them and their customers for our worthy cause. This donation will help us to make a real difference.”
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.
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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, Avis, 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.