Staff from our charity partner Apetito dropped in to Mill Street day club in Trowbridge to hand over £20,000 raised in a year of fundraising. The Trowbridge based firm has also arranged for 35 of its staff to spend a day in the club to find out more about where the money, raised in a wide variety of events and challenges, would be spent.

Grant Newton, head of day care services at Alzheimer’s Support, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Apetito.

“Not only have they given us a vast amount of money, but their charity champions also spent a day at our centres in Trowbridge and Devizes to understand exactly how the money will help – most organisations don’t go to those lengths.

“Our centres are vibrant, joyful places which work to promote both wellbeing and normality.

“When people come here, the fact they have dementia just doesn’t matter – they can enjoy a day of absolute social normality.

“This also gives carers and families the opportunity of a whole day off, knowing their loved ones are happy and being well looked-after.”

The money was raised by the apetito team over the last 12 months by taking part in a number of events, such as the Bath Half Marathon and A Walk to Remember.

The company has also raised £20,000 for national dementia charity Alzheimer's Society. 

Paul Freeston, Apetito chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to have raised £20,000 for each of our chosen charities.

"The Apetito team makes a real difference, ensuring we do all we can to increase awareness of dementia and raise money to help the charities on the frontline here in Wiltshire.”