Domino’s Pizza franchisees Arshad and Muj Yasin have been presented with an award for their support and contribution towards Domino’s Pizza’s national charity, Special Olympics Great Britain. Domino’s awards ceremony took place on Monday, May 23, at the ACC (Arena and Convention Centre) in Liverpool.
Arshad and Muj Yasin involved their teams in a fundraiser last summer in aid of the charity. The fundraiser offered customers the chance to buy raffle tickets in order to win pizza for a year. All the money raised went to Special Olympics Great Britain. The raffle was extremely well received by their customers and between all the teams they raised a fantastic £5,000 for the charity.
Chief Executive for Special Olympics Great Britain, Karen Wallin, came to their store in Luton to collect the cheque and she was also in attendance at the awards ceremony to present them with their award. Karen Wallin said: “Arshad and Muj’s support for Special Olympics Great Britain has been invaluable to us as the money they raised went to their local club near Luton. We are grateful when any Domino’s Pizza franchisee supports our charity. I hope to work with Arshad and Muj again in the near future.”
Arshad Yasin, Domino’s Pizza franchisee, said: “We were really delighted to receive this award. We are passionate about supporting Special Olympics Great Britain and were so pleased that our fundraiser last year proved so popular. Knowing that the money we raised went to offer much needed help to our local Special Olympics club is an award all in itself.”
Arshad and Muj Yasin joined Domino’s in 1988 and 1990 respectively, as in-store team members. They loved and believed in the brand so much that they invested in it as franchisees and purchased their first store in Harlow. They went onto purchase a further 10 stores located in Dunstable, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, a second store in Luton and five stores in Birmingham.
Domino’s Pizza’s annual awards recognise the talents and hard work of the franchisees and in-store team members from the company’s 672 stores in the UK and Ireland.