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May 2012

Pizza to Help Raise Dough for Chopper Appeal

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Domino’s stores in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Petone, Wainuiomata and Porirua are working together in their Doughraiser to donate money to these life-saving helicopters.

hel3Wellington and Hutt Valley Domino’s stores are combining forces once again in their Doughraiser this week to support the Westpac Chopper Appeal.
Domino’s Pizza stores in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Petone, Wainuiomata and Porirua are working together to raise funds for these life-saving Rescue Choppers.
The Doughraiser will see $1 from every pizza sold on Wednesday donated to the Westpac Chopper Appeal where donations enable Rescue Helicopters to continue helping people in a range of emergency situations 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
A single donation to the Westpac Chopper Appeal can pay for a winch bolt, some medical scissors or contribute to something bigger like a defibrillator for a premature baby or a full life support system.
Amanda and Mark Oliver, franchisees of the five stores, say they’re thrilled at the opportunity to give something back to the community and support the Chopper Appeal once again.
“The Westpac Chopper plays a critical role in helping people around the country and we are excited to have the chance to assist them in their life-saving work,” says Ms Oliver.
Last May the five stores combined to raise over $1100 for the Life Flight Westpac Rescue Helicopter appeal.
Wellington Regional Chopper Champion, Rachel Compton from Westpac, says it’s great that Domino’s are getting behind the Chopper Appeal to help raise money.
“The Rescue Helicopters are such a vital cause in the community which is why Westpac gets behind them with the annual Chopper Appeal,” says Compton.
“Due to the nature of their work these life-saving choppers are expensive to run costing over 4 million dollars for the helicopter itself and using 380 litres of fuel per hour in the air,” she says.
In addition to the Chopper Appeal more than $12,000 has been raised for local charities and community groups through weekly Doughraisers held at Ms Oliver’s Upper Hutt store, while the other four stores have contributed about $2,000 each from various events.
Domino’s New Zealand General Manager Josh Kilmnik says the company has a strong focus on giving back to the communities that support them.
He says Ms Oliver’s contribution and commitment to her community over the past year and a half has been outstanding.
“Amanda has worked tirelessly to help hundreds of different groups. It’s fantastic to see how much effort she and her staff have put in to fostering community relationships and offering people a helping hand when they need it,” he says.
For more information, visit www.dominospizza.co.nz.

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