Raises Money for StreetSmart with Second ‘Book & Donate’ Day

Industry: Travel

Bookings made through car hire website on January 25 raise £1 each for UK homeless charities

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) January 24th, 2012, the car hire specialist which helps people save money on rentals all over the world, this January hosts a second ‘Book & Donate’ day. The day will take place on January 25 and has a mission to raise money for UK homeless charity StreetSmart.

The inaugural ‘Book & Donate’ day was held on January 11 and raised in excess of £330 for StreetSmart. StreetSmart helps run projects for UK homeless people which focus on education, training, housing and health initiatives. The organisation works with over 90 dedicated homeless charities and is backed by celebrities like Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, comments: “We were delighted with the response to our first ‘Book & Donate’ day – so we decided we would hold another to raise still more money for StreetSmart. Every car hire booking made through our site on January 25th will cause £1 to be donated to StreetSmart.”

“As such we are requesting that any of our site users who plan to rent a car think about doing it on a ‘Book & Donate’ day – in addition to getting themselves a great value car deal they can also help out homeless people all over the UK at the same time,” Gareth goes on. “We also advise them to book early too to be sure they get the best value deals and plenty of choice and availability.”

Further ‘Book & Donate’ days have been scheduled by for the dates
February 8th and 22nd, and March 7th and 21st.

StreetSmart runs its primary fundraising campaign every November and December and works with UK restaurants when doing so. Past participants have included Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, with the format being a £1 donation tagged on to each restaurant customer’s bill.

Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart, says: “We’re delighted to discover that wanted to run a second Book & Donate day, it’s a great gesture. We enjoy working with companies like to assist us in raising money for such a worthy cause as the UK’s homeless.” 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.

About 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 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 site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 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

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