Domino’s raises $75,000 for flood affected North Queensland through Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

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Domino’s Queensland stores have shown their love by supporting North Queenslanders in flood affected areas, banding together to raise $75,000 through a state-wide ‘Doughraiser’ on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

All funds raised during the Doughraiser go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, which supports Red Cross’ work in domestic emergencies.
Domino’s CEO for Australia and New Zealand Nick Knight said Domino’s Queensland stores donated $1 from every pizza sold between 4pm and 9pm.

“Our fellow Queenslanders in North Queensland are doing it really tough right now and we wanted to throw our full support behind them by raising vital these funds for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund,” Mr Knight said.

“We want to thank everyone who showed their support by buying a pizza last night and helping us to achieve this amazing result for the Red Cross.

“When it was safe to do so, teams from our eight Domino’s Townsville stores also delivered more than 2,000 pizzas to emergency workers, including Army and evacuation centres across North Queensland, making sure people had hot meals and helping to keep spirits up.
“The people of North Queensland are not only our valued customers, they are the people who work in our stores and who are part of the community. In true Domino’s spirit, team members rallied together to do their bit and this Doughraiser is an extension of this.”

Mr Knight said rural communities and disaster relief are a key focus of Domino’s registered charity, Give for Good.

“Domino’s is first and foremost a food business and the rural communities of Australia are key enablers of our high-quality food supply chain. But we wanted to do more to help North Queensland communities during this difficult time by matching our Queensland customer donations,” he said.

“Getting in and feeding people in times of need is something we can do to help when the times are really challenging like we are currently seeing in North Queensland.

“We are proud to throw our support behind Red Cross’ national emergency service work and donate these vital funds.”

The raised funds also includes a donation by the Company’s registered charity, Give for Good.

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Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DPE) was Australia’s first publicly-listed pizza company and is the master franchisor for the Domino’s Pizza brand in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany. Across these seven markets, DPE and its franchisees operate over 2,400 stores.

Sophie Cuffe