Join Hollyoaks stars to share your #cheesygrin selfie and raise £1million
3 July 2015
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DOMINO’S PIZZA TO RAISE £1M FOR TEENAGE CANCER TRUST WITH SUPPORT FROM HOLLYOAKS TV STARS
- Join Hollyoaks stars to share your #cheesygrin selfie and raise £1million -
Domino’s Pizza Group UK has chosen Teenage Cancer Trust as their new charity partner, with a goal to raise £1million over the next two years.
To kick off the partnership this Saturday (4tJuly), Domino’s is set to deliver over 600 slices of freshly made pizza to young people at Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘Find Your Sense of Tumour’ conference, the only UK conference for 13-17 year olds with cancer. On the day of the event, young cancer patients will be sharing a #cheesygrin selfie on their Twitter and Facebook feeds; for every #cheesygrin selfie shared, £1* will be donated by Domino’s.
Domino’s has enlisted the help of cast members from Channel 4 ‘s long running youth drama, Hollyoaks, who will be sharing their #cheesygrin selfies across social media channels on Saturday, encouraging the public to get involved by uploading and sharing a picture of their #cheesygrin including the @Dominos_UK and @TeenageCancer hashtags - helping to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Domino’s is the official sponsor of Hollyoaks on Channel 4.
The annual Find Your Sense of Tumour conference takes place in Lichfield over three days - and is the first time many young cancer patients will meet other young people going through the same thing as them. The conference deals with issues young cancer patients face and features leading cancer specialists. It also provides a weekend escape, packed full of activities and complementary therapies including talks, debates, workshops, yoga and reflexology, as well as some very important social time.
David Wild, CEO of Domino’s Pizza UK, said: “Voted for by Domino’s Pizza Group employees and franchisees, the two-year partnership aims to raise £1million which will go towards the vital work Teenage Cancer Trust do to help young people with cancer in the UK. If we reach our target of £1million, we will be able to help fund life changing services right across the country; for example, our £1million could fund 40,000 hours of expert nursing care for young people with cancer.
“I hope that over the course of our partnership, we can work towards the goal of reaching every young person in the UK touched by this illness.”
Over the next two years Domino’s aims to raise £1million for Teenage Cancer Trust through various activities including employee and customer fundraising, as well as raising awareness of the valuable work Teenage Cancer Trust does in supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer across the UK.
Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses and youth support coordinators make a huge difference to the experience of young people with cancer in hospital. Despite all the hard work and progress we have made in supporting young people, we still have a long way to go. For every young person with cancer we help, there is another we can’t.
“Domino’s will be helping us reach these young people. We feel very lucky to have been chosen by Domino’s and look forward to working together over the next two years.”
There are now 28 specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units in NHS hospitals across the UK and the charity wants every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.
For more information visit www.teenagecancertrust.org
For press enquiries please contact:
Kayleigh Sandwell | Kayleigh.firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 7612 0709
Or Domino’s Pizza press office: Dominos@lightbrigade.co.uk | 0207 148 7222
Notes to Editors:
*Donations will be capped at £5,000
Domino’s Pizza Group plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza delivery market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991. In April 2011, the Group acquired a majority stake in the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Germany.
In September 2012, the Group acquired the master franchise for Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein and an option to acquire the Master Franchise Agreement in Austria prior to the end of 2014, which was not exercised. On 26 February 2014, the Group acquired the remaining non-controlling interest of the German business
As at 28 December 2014, there were 894 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. Of these, 696 stores are in England, 56 are in Scotland, 36 are in Wales, 22 are in Northern Ireland, one is on the Isle of Man, two are mobile units, 48 are in the Republic of Ireland, 22 are in Germany and 11 are in Switzerland.
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is one of the world’s leading pizza delivery brands. Through its primarily franchised system, Domino’s Pizza operates a global network of more than 11,000 Domino’s Pizza stores in over 70 international markets. Domino’s Pizza has a singular focus – the home delivery of pizza, freshly made to order with high quality ingredients.
Customers in the UK can order online at www.dominos.co.uk, in the Republic of Ireland at www.dominos.ie, in Germany at www.dominos.de and in Switzerland www.dominos.ch. In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino’s free iPhone, iPad and Android apps.
For photography, please visit the media centre at www.dominos.uk.com or contact the Domino’s Press Office on +44 (0)1908 580732.
Teenage Cancer Trust:
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.
Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried.
Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund its vital work. Find out more, get involved or make a donationat www.teenagecancertrust.org.
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).