OVER 150 people who get help from Alzheimers Support have enjoyed a ploughmans lunch and cream tea this summer, thanks to Trowbridge food firm apetito.

With Covid-19 preventing Alzheimer’s Support from holding its usual cream tea get-togethers this year, the Wiltshire-based charity was determined no one would miss out. Instead, support workers pulled out all the stops to deliver scones, jam, and cream and - for the first time - ploughman's lunches, for 156 clients to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes and gardens.

The ploughman's lunches were generously provided by apetito, who work closely with Alzheimer’s Support as a corporate partner.

A spokesperson for apetito said:“We work very closely with people affected by this condition and understand the important role food plays in health & well-being. As one of life’s simple pleasures, it’s something individuals can look forward to and enjoy.

“Alzheimer’s Support does a great job making a real difference to those living with dementia, and their families. It is an honour to support a charity who gives so much to our local community.”

Alzheimer’s Support CEO Babs Harris said: “apetito has really come through for us. We have had great feedback from the ploughman’s from our Home Support clients and having apetito lunches in our day clubs as they reopen has been an enormous help. Once again we are moved by the support of our corporate partner who are doing so much to support people with dementia in Wiltshire.”

apetito is also providing meals free of charge to Alzheimer’s Support’s day centres, which recently re-opened, to allow the charity’s staff and volunteers to concentrate on members and ensure meals can be cooked safely and easily.