Pizza chain Roman’s Pizza and M-Net’s All Access have teamed up to raise funds for the South African Guide Dog Association in September. The initiative will see various All Access presenters and other celebrities behind the counter, selling pizza at selected Roman’s stores.
All pizzas sold on fundraising days will see a contribution of a percentage of the day’s sales, which will be doubled by the Roman’s Pizza head office.
Jaco Loubser, executive producer of All Access, says that the fundraising partnership intends not only to raise much needed funds, but also to raise awareness of the exceptional work done by the South African Guide Dog Association: “All Access have supported the wonderful work done by the association for some time, and this is simply the next step in spreading not only the word, but the potential to generate funds that will enable more visually challenged South Africans.”
Roman’s Pizza managing director John Nicolakakis agrees, emphasising the need for South African business to become more involved.
“In some instances it is important not only to share in one’s success, but also to involve our customers in making a contribution, while simultaneously generating awareness of specific needs within our communities. The partnership with All Access, in support of the South African Guide Dog Association, is one of several community programmes we engage in.”
Nicolakakis says that should the initiative be successful, Roman’s Pizza would like to establish it as an annual exercise.
Celebrities participating include the All Access presenters, Jena Dover and Shashi Naidoo, amongst others.
Fundraising dates and stores, where celebrities will be at hand to place orders (between 19:00 and 21:00), are:
09 September 2010 at Roman’s Pizza Paddocks, Cape Town
16 September 2010 at Roman’s Pizza Fourways Johannesburg
23 September 2010 at Roman’s Pizza Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein
30 September 2010 at Roman’s Pizza Parkview, Pretoria
07 October 2010 at Roman’s Pizza Overport, Durban