Domino’s community giving reaches new heights with more than 70 stores across New Zealand raising ‘dough’ for Air Rescue Helicopter Services

On Thursday, 23 July 2022 between 4pm – 9pm more than 70 Domino’s stores across New Zealand came together to donate $1 from every pizza sold to several Air Rescue Helicopter services across the North and South Island of New Zealand.

The result?

Thanks to many pizza lovers who dropped into their local store to enjoy a slice of their favourite pizza, Domino’s was able to raise more than $23,000 in total to help support local rescue helicopter services across the country including the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter; West Coast ROA Mining Rescue Helicopter; TECT Rescue Helicopter; and Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter!

Each of these helicopter services is a non-profit service that provides emergency air ambulance and search and rescue services to those in need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Supporting helicopter services in the areas of Canterbury, Greymouth, Tauranga, Auckland and the Coromandel regions, Domino’s is proud to have helped donate funds in support of vital, life-saving missions that make a real difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones in so many communities across the country.

And with more than 140+ stores across New Zealand helping to make, bake and take safe, hot meals to people living in remote and rural areas, Domino’s recognises the rescue helicopter service couldn’t be more important – which is why so many stores committed to offering their support.

Local Domino’s Auckland franchisee Aman Singh, whose six stores in Point Chevalier, Quay Street, Shortland Street, Auckland City, Whangaparaoa and Red Beach participated in the ‘Doughraiser’ said: “Our teams are proud to support the everyday heroes in the brave men and women who work as pilots, doctors, air crew officers and paramedics on board the rescue helicopter by contributing to the charity’s amazing work.”

“As a local business owner, I’m humbled to live and work in my community and feel grateful that we were able to come together to help support such important services.”

For Kiwi pizza lovers in the South Island, a ‘Doughrasier’ for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter was welcomed again, with Domino’s having held a fundraising event for the trust every year since 2020.  

Led by Domino’s Franchise Consult Cody Tauranga, more than 20+ Domino’s stores in the Canterbury West Coast region were thrilled to host their annual ‘Doughraiser’ again.

Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust CEO, Christine Prince, said: “The Rescue Helicopter Service is quite literally a lifeline to communities across the region when access by road ambulance is difficult or unavailable, or in time-critical situations where prompt clinical intervention will positively impact a patient’s outcome.

“We are so very grateful for Domino’s continued support of the Rescue Helicopter Service.”

The best part of the entire day?

Seeing Domino’s team members, customers and wider community come together to unite for a single cause, and to do good, and spread good across New Zealand.  

Now that is something that simply cannot be ‘topped’!

Thank you to all Domino’s stores that participated in this incredible ‘Doughraiser’ event including: Domino’s Beachlands, Point Chevalier, Shortland Street, Auckland City, Quay Street, Whangaparaoa, Red Beach, Pukekohe, Mount Wellington, Henderson, Kumeu, Hobsonville, Massey, Warkworth, Papatoetoe, Meadowbank, Ponsonby, Albany, Te Atatu Peninsula, Mount Eden, Mangere, Te Atatu South, St Heliers, Newmarket, Highland Park, Belmont, Glen Eden, Onehunga, Otahuhu, Glenfield, Beach Haven, Birkenhead, Sandringham, Botany, Howick, Blockhouse Bay, Mt Roskill, Thames, Glen Innes, Pakuranga, Forrest Hill, Manukau, Manurewa, Clendon Park, Ashburton, Addington, Belfast, Bishopdale, Carlton Corner, Cashmere, Christchurch City, Halswell, Hornby, Ilam, Kaiapoi, Lincoln, Linwood, New Brighton, Greymouth, Rangiora, Riccarton, Rolleston, Shirley, Timaru, Woolston, Bureta, Bethlehem, Greerton, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga.