Pizza Hut extends birthday celebrations to support public who missed their own

Turning 50-years-old is often met with massive celebrations, unfortunately in 2020 most people's plans have been put entirely on hold until life gets back to normal.

Hawkesbury's Sharon Watson had a big year planned out for her 50th birthday, but due to COVID-19 restrictions it all came to a screeching stop.

Wilberforce native Sharon Watson has had to put her 50th birthday celebrations on hold in 2020. Picture: Supplied.

Wilberforce native Sharon Watson has had to put her 50th birthday celebrations on hold in 2020. Picture: Supplied.

"It has been difficult," she said. "I've had a bit of an illness with a broken jaw over recent years, so this was going to be a year of travel to forget about the past and celebrate my 50th birthday.

"I was going to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb earlier this year. Then I was to go to Las Vegas and see Keith Urban, who was performing on my Birthday.

"I then had plans to go to New York and California and meet-up with my kids. Obviously I haven't been able to do any of that."

In 2020, more Aussies are turning 50-years-old than any other age (338,081) due to the baby and migration boom of those born in 1970-71.

Pizza Hut also had its 50th this year, and to support people who have missed celebrating their amazing milestone, Pizza Hut are extending its own celebrations by offering the chance to share in $50,000.

The Australian public have the opportunity to nominate their loved ones, who have missed or will miss a 50th birthday this year, to win $1,000 in cash.

All people have to do is enter the details of the person they wish to nominate and describe in 50 words or less why they deserve to win. The 50 winners will be announced on Friday, October 2 at 3pm.

Family: Sharon and her children used to regularly eat at Pizza Hut in Windsor. She was to meet up with some of her kids while traveling this year. Picture: Supplied.

Family: Sharon and her children used to regularly eat at Pizza Hut in Windsor. She was to meet up with some of her kids while traveling this year. Picture: Supplied.

Sharon, whose family has frequented Pizza Hut in Windsor over the years, said she would love to win the money.

"I've had to put my travels on hold and I was supposed to have surgery this year, which was also put on hold, so it would be good to win the money to help with that," she said.

"I think it's amazing what Pizza Hut is doing. It is a huge generosity as so many people are really struggling at the moment.

"We don't know when this is all going to end and even then some people will still be strapped financially."

Entries will be available here. For more information, please visit https://www.pizzahut.com.au/.

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