Living in the nation’s capital, we’re all aware of the high cost of living, and there always seems to be more month left than money when it comes to our pay cheques. But for many people living in some of London’s more vulnerable areas, the issues of poverty cut much deeper than most of us could imagine. And that’s why it’s vital that businesses and charities alike step up to help where they can.

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Golden Ticket

The Zipcar Oompa Loompas have been busy hiding special Golden Prize Tickets in Zipcars. Find one and you could win a Fitbit Flex, West End theatre tickets, and dozens of foodie and entertainment gifts (like free Pact coffee, a pair of cinema tickets, or a Hello Fresh ingredients box).

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Farmers Market (C)Shutterstock user Baloncici
On the first Saturday of every month (except January), Hatfield Farmers’ Market (Welwyn Hatfield Council, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6AE, 01707 357547, http://www.welhat.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1093) attracts crowds of visitors eager to browse, shop, and snack. Though it’s renowned for its size and breadth (the market regularly hosts upwards of 50 stalls, offering produce from local farms, plants, crafts, baked goods, and more), it’s best to get there early – once shoppers descend, stalls tend to sell out quickly, and vendors usually pack up by 1 PM.
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Deckchairs on Brighton beach - Flickr by Frankensteinnn

As we slowly creep towards the end of summer, we’re all looking for ways to make the most of those final sundrenched days. The great thing about our little island is that you’re never all that far from the beach, even in the centre of London. Just over an hour’s drive from the heart of the city, Brighton is the ideal seaside destination for an away day with Zipcar.

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Image of Sarah from Hunk at the Startup Showcase
No doubt you’ve probably heard a lot about startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs; if not from the mouths of government ministers then definitely in the press. In the words of Ron Burgundy, they’re ‘kind of a big deal’. We tend to agree with Mr Burgundy, hence why we're kicking off a series of blog posts celebrating startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. We start right here with a look at an interesting outfit headed up by an ex-Dragon...

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So as I begin to play chicken with the thermostat, I fear it’s time to admit that summer (or at least the 3 weeks we had of it) is over. And with that it’s time to draw our horticultural experimentation in the Zipcar Garden to a close.

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zipcar member benefits

There are plenty of benefits to being a Zipcar member; you can drive new cars whenever you want, forget about paying for fuel, insurance and maintenance costs, and you can feel pretty good about all the green benefits. But did you know being a Zipcar member can also get you great discounts on the products and places you love, with our Member Benefits?

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