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Holidaymakers Booking Car Hire Abroad Raise Over £1000 Through 'Book And Donate' Scheme

LONDON, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Generous travellers who booked car hire on promoted charity days in association with Carrentals.co.uk raise over £1000 for StreetSmart homeless charity in just six days

Customers who booked car hire through Carrentals.co.uk on six special 'charity' days have raised over £1000 for the homeless charity StreetSmart. For every booking made the car hire comparator donated an additional £1, beating last year's total.

StreetSmart raises vital funds for over 100 homeless charities in 19 cities across the UK and since its launch in 1998 has raised over £5.5 million to a range of causes, including education and training initiatives, supported housing and health projects. It has also picked up a number of high-profile supporters including Stephen Fry and Richard Bacon.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Car Rentals UK said: "This is the second time we have run the 'Book and Donate' scheme with StreetSmart and we are delighted that people are still showing their willingness to help by booking on these important days and raising vital funds. It's certainly something we would like to continue in the future and hopefully each year we can exceed the previous amount raised."

Carrentals.co.uk urged customers hiring a car in November, December and January to try and book on one of the designated 'Book and Donate' days in order to help raise as much as possible. Through bookings alone nearly £800 has been raised, while Government matched funding on all December donations takes the total amount raised to £1,182.

In addition to the 'Book and Donate' scheme, StreetSmart runs its main campaign every November and December with well-known restaurants across the UK, including Nobu, The Groucho Club and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, opting to add a voluntary £1 donation to the bottom of each table bill.

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