Pizza party raises cash for charity
The manager of a Rutherglen pizza store has thanked the public for helping to raise £300 for ITV’s annual charity appeal, Text Santa, which this year is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children.
The pizza party at Papa John’s on 77 Greenhill Road saw free pizzas handed out to the first 100 people that came through the doors, and for a donation, guests also received an ITV Text Santa badge.
Papa John’s set a minimum donation of £3 for the pizzas with all the money going to appeal. The store is also donating 50p from all XXL pizzas sold during the festive period.
In keeping with the seasonal spirit, staff at the store donned their festive jumpers as part of the appeal’s message of asking everyone to do their “bit in a Christmas knit”.
Store manager, Paul McDermott, said: “ITV’s Christmas charity appeal, Text Santa, aims to give hope to those families facing difficult times this Christmas, so we were really proud to play our part. I’m also hugely grateful to our customers for their generous support and donations.”