Online car hire specialist looks to raise large sums in support of leading homeless aid organization.
Car hire comparison website Carrentals.co.uk will this January host its second ‘Book & Donate’ charity day which will seek to raise funds for leading UK homeless charity group StreetSmart. The day takes the format of a £1 per donation per car hire booking going to the charity.
The first Carrentals.co.uk ‘Book & Donate’ on January 11th raised over £330 for StreetSmart and its worthy projects which help the UK’s homeless out. StreetSmart is backed by celebrity figures Stephen Fry, Neil Morrissey and Richard Bacon and works with 90 regional UK homeless charities on education, training, housing and health projects.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “We were ecstatic at how well our first ever ‘Book & Donate’ day turned out and so naturally we decided we had better hold another! StreetSmart does really valuable work for the UK’s homeless and so we look forward to using our car hire bookings on January 25th to raise some additional money for them.”
“People who want to rent a car this January or February should consider doing so on one of the forthcoming ‘Book & Donate’ days to help StreetSmart out,” Gareth continued. “As ever of course we are also advising people that they need to think ahead and book rentals early to take advantage of the good value deals and to secure plenty of choice and availability.”
Carrentals.co.uk plans ‘Book & Donate’ days on February 8th and 22nd, and March 7th and 21st this year.
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, commented: “The first Carrentals.co.uk Book & Donate day was a great success and so we are delighted that they have announced further days in January and February. The UK’s homeless need all the support they can get and so every campaign like this makes a real difference.”