Creating community in Northern Ireland

We showed our continued support to the hard-working and dedicated NHS staff as well as announcing our partnership with Cash for Kids Northern Ireland – supporting the country’s most vulnerable children.

With the opening of new restaurants in Bangor and a planned site in Belfast, we have turned its attention to the Northern Ireland branch of the charity.  We have been a passionate supporter of Cash for Kids for years in its home city of Glasgow and actively fundraises across Scotland.

To kick off the new partnership in true Italian style, we parked our mobile Pizza Truck in various locations in Belfast and Bangor across November and offering slices for £1. Members of the public are welcome to come down and sample the goodies with all proceeds being donated to Cash for Kids.

Ulster Hospital on the 8th of November saw us dishing out close to 1,000 FREE pizzas to the incredibly deserving NHS staff – tap link to see feedback! 

Our stops on the Cash for Kids mini tour were South Eastern Regional College on the 9th and Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor on the 10th.

Cash for Kids operates across 22 areas around the UK and Northern Ireland with the mission of improving the lives of disadvantaged children. Recent statistics show that 110,000 children in Northern Ireland are living in poverty. Cash for Kids NI channels the caring of local communities into the welfare of youngsters, delivering initiatives for sick and underprivileged children across Northern Ireland and giving the most disadvantaged a brighter future. Every year millions of pounds are raised for local children and young people, suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs or who simply need extra care or guidance. Collectively Cash for Kids raised over £23 million in 2017, supporting more than 709,000 children. 

Tomas Drovandi, Tony Macaroni NI added: “For us at Tony Macaroni, giving back to the local community is really important to. We are excited to support the NHS locally and work together with Cash for Kids. We hope we can make a difference to the local area.” 

Tony Macaroni, which is part of the Viva Italia Group, opened its first restaurant in 2007. Since then, the group has expanded to having 19 restaurants under its umbrella and currently employs around 700 people, across the UK and Northern Ireland.

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