PizzaExpress launches festive community giveaway

PizzaExpress is asking customers to nominate members of their community who have gone 'above and beyond' in 2020 in its Share a Smile initiative.

Twelve winners of the festive scheme will be rewarded with a year’s worth of pizza – a prize worth £1,000.

The pizza group is inviting entries from charitable efforts helping those in need to the ‘small stuff’, such as grocery shopping for neighbours or simply checking in on others to make sure they’re coping.

Nominations are made via the website or by customers visiting PizzaExpress’ social channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and tagging the person they think deserves a well-earned ‘thank you’ using the #ShareASmile2020 hashtag.

The initiative is running until midnight on Sunday 22 November, and a panel of judges will then choose the winners, to be announced on Monday 7 December.

"This has been a difficult year for so many people and we, like so many, have been amazed and heartened by the kindness we’ve seen," says Zoe Bowley, managing director of PizzaExpress.

"On the run up to Christmas, we want to put a spotlight on those who have been selfless and supportive and who, quite frankly, deserve a bit of a treat.

"We’re looking forward to seeing the entries and I have no doubt it’s going to be a difficult choice choosing just 12 winners.”