A GREENOCK business proved itself 'upper crust' after generously donating pizzas to a teenager who survived a battle against meningitis.

The Tele reported recently how Lewis Cunningham was looking forward to a special Christmas — a year to the day he was struck down with the deadly condition.

Lewis, a 15-year-old Port Glasgow Juniors footballer from Inverkip, told us how he knew he was gravely ill when couldn't stomach his favourite Domino's pizza which his family enjoy every Christmas Eve.

After reading Lewis's remarkable story of recovery, the staff at Domino's in Greenock decided to treat Lewis to a special delivery.

Store manager Christopher Collins and team member Rhys Docherty personally delivered free pizzas, sides and desserts to Lewis and his family on Sunday.

Mr Collins said: "I arranged for myself and Rhys to head to Inverkip to put some smiles on Lewis and his family's faces.

"We had great pleasure in being able to make Lewis and his family's night by providing them with Sunday dinner.

"It was also great to see how well Lewis is doing now and how a lovely a family he has surrounding and supporting him."

Lewis took seriously unwell on Christmas Day in 2017 and was told by doctors he had been lucky to survive after nine gruelling days of treatment in hospital.

The illness was discovered while he was recovering from a pioneering knee operation to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Against all the odds, the determined teenager is back playing football — and enjoyed the Christmas dinner and Domino's pizza he missed out on last year.

His mum Annette said: "It was really nice of Domino's to do this - it was a complete surprise.

"Lewis loves his Domino's and we ordered one on Christmas Eve like we usually do.

"Christopher at Domino's had seen what we ordered so he brought up the same and some extras too.

"It was lovely."

The family tucked into three large pizzas and sides plus garlic bread, wedges and desserts including a chocolate pizza and cookies.

Annette said it was the icing on the cake of a very special Christmas following their horrendous ordeal in 2017.

She added: "It was great and very peaceful.

"We were all well, so we really enjoyed it."