LONDON, January 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Comparator to Donate £1 for Every Booking Made on 11 January 2012 to Help Support Homeless Charities Across the UK
Carrentals.co.uk is launching its first 'Book & Donate' day on 11 January, which will see the car hire comparator donate £1 for every booking made on its site to StreetSmart, which raises vital funds for over 90 homeless charities in 19 cities across the UK.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: "StreetSmart is a fantastic organisation, which helps so many homeless charities with their work in getting people off the streets and back onto their feet again. Their focus is on supporting projects that go beyond providing a bed and a shower, providing support that helps people become valued members of the community."
Since its launch in 1998, StreetSmart has raised and distributed over £4.7million to support a range of work including education and training initiatives, supported housing and health issues. Its supporters include well known names including Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon.
The main StreetSmart campaign runs every November and December with restaurants across the UK - including famous names such as Nobu, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay - opting to add a voluntary £1 donation to the bottom of each table bill. All of the £1 donations are then passed on to StreetSmart by participating restaurants, with StreetSmart distributing the funds across its charity projects.
"StreetSmart works with charities across the UK, meaning the money we donate will benefit homeless people in many different areas," adds Gareth. "This is the first of our 'Book & Donate' days, with the next one planned for the 25th January, and then on a number of dates through February and March. For every booking made on each 'Book & Donate' day we will donate £1, so it won't cost our customers anything to help raise funds."
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. Popular destinations include car hire in the USA, Portugal and car hire in Spain, with locations such as Malaga, Alicante and car hire at Murcia Airport.
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 http://www.carrentals.co.uk