£2m Raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

PizzaExpress has been in partnership with Macmillan since 2016 and together with the help of its customers and teams has raised £2m to help the charity achieve its mission of being there for everyone living with cancer in the UK. £2m could fund 36 full-time Macmillan nurses for a year, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Find out how to get involved with Macmillan Cancer Support.


Our pizzaiolos recently took part in an incredible 10 peak challenge for charity – by doing the five peak challenge TWICE. Upon reaching the summit of the highest mountain in Wales, John Henderson-Smith, Glasgow; and Darren Gray, Gretna; celebrated the sociable pizzeria’s £2 million fundraising achievement for Macmillan Cancer Support with some extreme dough flaring in true PizzaExpress style. The daring duo’s ‘high-altitude-dough-throw', believed to be the highest ever performed, was captured on camera in a series of dramatic images amid stunning natural surroundings.

Charity week: Castleford

Castleford ran a different activity every day of Charity Week, including: Kids’ space and alien-themed pizza making party; Man vs. Macmillan food challenge; music night with a performing Waiter; plus - a team picnic, car boot sale, cake sale, tombola, coffee morning and more!

Charity week: Leeds Birstall

In Leeds Birstall, two chefs cycled 75 miles from the pizzeria to the beach front in Scarborough, stopping at the Macmillan offices in York on the way. They also walked 26 miles from Skipton to the pizzeria in Birstall, ran games for customers, held a car wash and had a fancy dress party.

Charity week: Ilkley

in Ilkley, 10 team members (including Halid, the winner of the Peter Boizot Award) climbed the Yorkshire 10 Peaks. The team also had a fundraising static bike outside the pizzeria.

Thank you for choosing our Padana Pizza

A discretionary 25p has been donated to Macmillan from every Padana pizza you have enjoyed.

Snowball Dough Ball Day

Every year we celebrate the annual reappearance of our Snowball Dough Balls on the menu with a dedicated day – Snowball Dough Ball Day – in support of Macmillan. Each portion of our delicious fluffy festive Dough Balls cost just £1 with all proceeds being donated to Macmillan. We would like to thank all our Snowball Dough Ball fans for making the day a huge success and for helping to ‘raise dough’ for Macmillan.