SWINDON staff in Domino’s branches around the town stayed open on Christmas Day to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The teams from the Old Town and Swindon West pizza delivery parlours cooked up doughy delights for customers from 10am to 3pm on December 25 and gave all of the £3,400 in profits to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The money raised will help to support the charity’s 28 specialist units based around the UK - including the Bristol unit, which is the one nearest to Swindon.

The units are designed to bring young people together in a place which feels less like a hospital and more like a home away from home.

Domino’s supports the Teenage Cancer Trust on a local and national level and with the help of customers, has recently raised £5.5million for the charity.

This marked the third year in a row that the pizza chain has kept its Swindon restaurants open to support the charity.

The teams didn’t stop there, either - they delivered more than 20 piping hot pizzas to the Swindon homeless charity Threshold in order to help feed vulnerable rough sleepers on a day when many of us are tucking it Christmas dinners.

Marketing manager Lindsey Jones said: “Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many people.

“We’re proud to be able to do what we can to help those in need in our local community and to support our charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust.

“I would like to thank the store teams who worked on Christmas Day, and our loyal customers who ordered with us on the day – their support made these donations possible.”

The Teenage Cancer Trust’s head of corporate partnerships Laura Pearce added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Swindon Domino’s team for this kind donation.

“Their support is helping us to expand and grow our services, so that one day we can ensure that no young person faces cancer alone.”

The trust provides practical advice to families of patients aged 13 to 24 and runs specialised units where they are treated by cancer experts.