- Domino’s customers dough-nate more than £7,000 to charity partner -
- Funds raised through local raffle and dedicated charity pizza deal -
Domino’s, the nation’s best-loved pizza, has helped raise just over £7,000 for its charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Pizza lovers in Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury – Battlefield have been fundraising through a local raffle, in-store collections and Domino’s charity meal deal, which sees £1 from every order go to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The charity has 28 specialist units in NHS hospitals across the UK, which are designed to provide young people with a sense of normality during their treatment. Domino’s supports Teenage Cancer Trust on a local and national level, aiming to raise £3 million by 2020.
The £7,000 raised with the help of generous locals could pay for more than 230 hours of specialist nursing care, 280 Youth Support Coordinator hours, or expert nursing across the whole charity for one day.
Avri Salariya, franchisee for Domino’s in Shrewsbury, said: “Our store colleagues are thrilled to help Teenage Cancer Trust in its mission to provide specialist care and support to every young person with cancer in the UK. We want to say a huge thank you to our customers who helped raise this much needed cash, whilst tucking in to our freshly handmade to order pizza. Teenage Cancer Trust is a fantastic charity and we’re committed to helping Domino’s smash the £3 million target by 2020.”
Laura Preston, Account Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Domino’s and everything it’s delivered so far; it’s a real testament to the ongoing passion and commitment of their customers, franchisees and colleagues. Right now, for every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t. The money raised will help us provide the best treatment and support to young people with cancer across the UK.”
If you’d like to support Teenage Cancer Trust in its mission to reach every young person with cancer in the country, simply text the word ‘DOMINO’ to 70300 to donate £3.
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Notes to editors:
Domino’s supports Teenage Cancer Trust on a local and national level in England, Scotland and Wales. In the last three years, the company has raised £2 million for the charity through colleague and customer fundraising, as well as raising much needed awareness for the charity.
About Domino’s Pizza Group
Domino's Pizza Group plc is the UK's leading pizza brand and a major player in the Irish market. We hold the master franchise agreement to own, operate and franchise Domino's stores in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In addition, we have a controlling stake in the holders of the Domino's master franchise agreements in Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as associate investments in Germany and Luxembourg. As at 30 December 2018, we had 1,261 stores across six markets, including 1,103 stores in the UK and 50 in the Republic of Ireland.
About Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust’s life-changing care and support for young people before, during and after cancer provides young people with an opportunity to build their self-esteem and meet others living through the same experience.
Working in partnership with the NHS, Teenage Cancer Trust has also funded and built 28 specialist units in hospitals across the UK that feel more like a home than a hospital ward.
Every young person with cancer should have access to this kind of care, but Teenage Cancer Trust simply do not have enough nurses. Right now, it can only reach half of those who need them, so need support to fund more world-leading nursing care.
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).