Staff at Hellmann go head to head in a pizza eating contest to raise cash for St Giles Hospice

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Pizza by Goli Lichfield is hosting a pizza eating contest in partnership with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (HWL) on Monday 1 February.   The hour-long contest will see ten big eaters from HWL go head-to-head to see who can down the most slices of pizza!

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Some of the contestants are already preparing for the contest, adopting traditional methods such as ‘stomach stretching’ (drinking a gallon of water after breakfast) to prepare for big show-down.

One of the contenders for crown Mick, Transport Planner at HWL said:  “Pizza is my life, my love, my passion – this contest should be a pizza cake!”

Last July staff at Hellmann nominated St Giles Hospice as their charity of the year due to the impact that their work has on the local community.  In September, the HWL team kick started their fundraising year with a family fun day at their UK head office in Fradley.  The day was a huge success and generated over £2,500 for St Giles.

In 2015, St Giles Hospice touched 7,000 local patients with specialist care at home and in hospice centres in Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Whittington (between Lichfield and Tamworth) and Uttoxeter.  Four months in and the team are only £1,800 away from their annual fundraising target of £5,000. With £5,000, St Giles Hospice can cover the costs of 1,000 meals for patients in their in-patient unit.

Bahzad Asrari, owner of Pizza by Goli Lichfield said:

“I am delighted to sponsor the event; St Giles Hospice is a wonderful charity that offers specialist care to local people with cancer and other serious illnesses.”

All proceeds generated from the contest will go to St Giles Hospice.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  1. If you would like to attend this event from 12 noon – 1pm on Monday 1st February please contact: Tenika Reid at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK on 01543 443 366, or email tenika.reid@gb.hellmann.net to register your interest.

 

  1. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is one of the largest privately owned and family run logistical global networks, currently employing over 16,500 dedicated people to serve customers worldwide – and operates from 443 branches across 157 countries.
  2. Hellmann’s UK network has 10 individual offices based throughout the country including state of the art corporate headquarters at Fradley Park in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
  3. Pizza by Goli Lichfield is a family-run business that has been in Lichfield for 30 years.

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For more information on this story, please contact Tenika Reid at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK on 01543 443 366, or email tenika.reid@hellmann.com

 

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