PRN: Car Hire Comparator Raises Thousands of Pounds for Charity StreetSmart
Car Hire Comparator Raises Thousands of Pounds for Charity StreetSmart
LONDON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk has raised Â£5,662 with the help of the government's match funding for StreetSmart, a charity which supports more than 90 homeless charities in 19 cities across the UK.
Carrentals.co.uk ran a string of 'Book & Donate' days throughout the first quarter of 2012 and donated Â£1 of every car hire booking on those days to StreetSmart.
The car hire comparator also ran a '12 days of Christmas' competition last year and donated the Â£700 prize value of the competition to StreetSmart in addition to the 'Book & Donate' days which generated Â£2,131. The money raised by Carrentals.co.uk is also going to be match-funded by the government and as a result StreetSmart will receive a total of Â£5,662.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: "StreetSmart is dedicated to supporting some of the UK's most vulnerable people and helps many of the smaller homeless causes which provide essential care and education in their local area.
"The combination of the 'Book & Donate' days, the Christmas competition and the government's funding, means StreetSmart receives over Â£5,000. Although it was at no extra cost, we thank our customers for helping to generate these much needed funds."
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 Â£1 donation to each table bill. Â The Â£1 donations are then passed on to StreetSmart by participating restaurants to be distributed across its charity projects.
Glenn Pougnet, Director of StreetSmart, says: "Over 90 homeless charities across the UK are helped by the support of donors such as Carrentals.co.uk. The awareness raised over the past few months has clearly been effective as so many people opted for the 'Book & Donate' days to secure their car hire and took part in the Christmas competition. The funds generated prove how a little extra effort can make a huge difference to those in need, especially with the match-funding offered by the government. Thank you very much to Carrentals.co.uk and their customers for their support."
Carrentals.co.uk is the UK's leading car rental comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 suppliers in over 15,000 locations worldwide including Spain and Portugal. Pick up locations include car hire in Majorca and Faro.