Since 2001 PizzaExpress has supported a number of local charities by making a donation of $8 from the sale of each of our charity pizzas. From time to time we have also hosted special events, had special charity menus and even donated a whole day's sales to a variety of worthy causes. With your help, we have raised more than $1 million over the last two years.
The Good Stuff for 2013
Photographer: Mathieu Lunard
We donate $8 from every sale of the Quattro Formaggi pizza to Redress, helping to put style into sustainability.
With an average of 217 tonnes of textiles discarded into Hong Kong landfills every single day, Redress is showing us how to recycle our clothes in a stylish and sustainable way. We can protect the environment and look good doing it.
Redress is a Hong Kong based charity on a mission to promote environmental sustainability in Asia’s fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption.
How to Get Redressed
- Fashion Forever: buy beautiful good quality clothes that will last
- Care to Repair: give clothes a second chance by repairing rather than rejecting
- Upcycle: check out the growing collection of upcycling blogs and enjoy transforming an old garment into something remarkable
- Swap: exchange used clothes with your friends or even strangers and enjoy glorious guilt-free shopping
- Recycle: always dispense of old clothes in clothing recycling banks, such as the Friends of the Earth bins dotted around Hong Kong. Even garments with holes and stains can be shredded and put to good use.
- Lighten the load: don’t clean garments after every wearing unless essential; wash clothes in a cooler wash (30⁰ is the most energy efficient); use eco-friendly detergent and give your clothes a breath of fresh air by hanging instead of tumble-drying
Look out for the Get Redressed at PizzaExpress events which will be popping up across the year. Sign up to our newsletter to receive these style alerts direct to your inbox.
The Children of Chi Heng
For every sale of the Peking Duck pizza we donate $8 to the Chi Heng Foundation.
DID YOU KNOW? We created the Peking Duck pizza in 2002 exclusively for Chi Heng. It quickly rose to the top of the ranks and is now the most popular pizza in our China restaurants thanks to Chi Heng and their supporters.
In 2002 Chi Heng responded to the blood donation tragedy in Central China during the 1990’s which resulted in a shocking number of people being infected by HIV and AIDS, leaving hundreds of thousands of children orphaned. Chi Heng places these children with relatives and in local homes, rather than orphanages, and helps them complete their education. Here are a couple more ways that we can all help:
Gift ideas that will change lives (for those ‘difficult to buy for’ people)
- Give for Chalk is an opportunity to sponsor the education of a child affected by AIDS. Whether you sponsor one, two, three children, or an entire classroom, your support will have a huge impact on the lives of these kids.
- The Children of China is a stunning photographic journey capturing the charm of old China contrasted with the excitement of the new modern China, including Hong Kong. All proceeds of this incredible book go to the Chi Heng Foundation. www.thechildrenofchina.org
Hong Kong Cancer Fund
Each sale of the Trifolata pizza raises $8 for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
In Hong Kong more than 26,000 men and women are diagnosed with cancer every year. Hong Kong Cancer Fund aims to help make life better for people touched by cancer, by providing free information and care services, alongside professional support, valuable research and public awareness campaigns.
PizzaExpress has a great time each year going ‘pink’ for October to raise awareness for breast cancer and growing moustaches in Movember, the month formerly known as November, to create wider understanding of prostate cancer. We hope you’ll join in the fun.
Be Cancer Smart
- Early detection saves lives: have regular screenings and go straight to your doctor if you have any abnormal symptoms
- Stop smoking: 3,500 people die from lung cancer in Hong Kong every year
- Be sun safe: slap on the sunscreen
- Keep fit: exercise more
- Eat well: enjoy lots of fruit and vegetables and reduce salt intake