A CHICHESTER pizza shop is going flat out to support a celebrity Christmas charity appeal.
Papa John’s is joining the ITV Text Santa Pizza Party today, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children.
The shop, in The Hornet, will give away a free pizza to each of the first 100 customers to visit the store, which opens at 11.30am.
Store manager Ahmed Eldessouki said: “ITV’s Text Santa is a fantastic appeal that raises awareness about an important issue in a fun and friendly way. We are delighted that we can play a part in this national appeal.
“The team will also be wearing their favourite festive jumpers as part of the appeal’s theme of doing their bit in a Christmas knit.”
The lucky 100 will be able to choose from either a small cheese and tomato pizza or pepperoni pizza, and for a donation may also receive an ITV Text Santa badge.
Papa John’s is setting a minimum donation of £3 for the pizzas, with all the money going to charity. The store will also be donating 50p from all XXL pizzas sold during the festive period, and the company as a whole aims to raise thousands of pounds for ITV’s Text Santa.
The money raised at 36 The Hornet will give hope to families in difficulty at Christmas.
ITV’s Text Santa appeal will also see the stars of ITV, including Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Amanda Holden, and Paddy McGuinness, celebrate Christmas Jumper Day in a three-hour TV spectacular on Friday, December 18.
Go to www.itv.com, www.stv.tv and www.u.tv for terms & full charity details. More information on how to get involved in Text Santa Christmas Jumper day can be found at www.ITV.com/textsanta. Donations can be made via the following platforms: To give £5 text SANTA5 to 70760; to give £10 text SANTA10 to 70760; to donate by phone call 03001236060; or donate online at itv.com, stv.tv or u.tv.