Leading care home meals provider, apetito, has made donations of over £40,000 to charities working with some of those most affected by COVID over Christmas.
A £20,000 donation was made to long-standing charity partner the Alzheimer’s Support to support its day clubs which provide respite for people living with dementia.
A further £10,000 donation is being made to The Trussell Trust which supports a nationwide network of food banks. Additionally, £10,000 is being donated to The Salvation Army’s Christmas appeal.
Alzheimer’s Support CEO Babs Harris said: “We are thrilled to receive this very generous donation which will make a real difference to the support we are able to provide in Wiltshire. We are so proud of our partnership with apetito.
“The company is committed to helping people live well with dementia and has a deep and genuine understanding of our work. We love the fact that apetito encourages its employees to spend time in our day clubs and groups, gaining insight into the lives of people affected by dementia and seeing how the money they raise for Alzheimer’s Support is spent.
“Strong connections have been built as a result and when apetito’s employees fundraise for us, whether it is doing a skydive or running a cake stall, they know at first hand the positive impact of their efforts. This is corporate social responsibility at its best. Thank you apetito.”
Paul Freeston, Chair and CEO, apetito UK and North America (pictured) said: “2020 has been an incredibly challenging year and we fully appreciate that this year, more than ever, every penny counts to help those in greatest need. When COVID first appeared, few of us foresaw the impact it would have on our lives.
“Normally, our company supports a number of team and customer Christmas social events which cannot take place this year due to COVID restrictions. Instead, we have decided to redirect these funds – and much more – into making a real difference to some of those most affected by COVID.”
For more information on the work apetito does to support its customers and local community, visit www.apetito.co.uk/about-us/our-values