Supporters of Bristol City and Bears, Thatchers have been delivering gifts of Zero cider to health care heroes across the West Country, offering refreshment after a long and challenging shift.

Martin Thatcher said: “We thought long and hard about how we could best say thank you to the thousands of dedicated and brave workers who are putting themselves on the line for us all, caring for patients when they need it most.

“We make cider, and so it made perfect sense to bring some refreshment to our health care heroes for them to enjoy at home after a long and hard shift at work.

“Our alcohol-free cider, Zero, has been really well received, and I’m so pleased this is something we’ve been able to do.”

Thatchers Cider have donated bottles of Zero to workers in hospitals and ambulance services at Bristol Ambulance, South Western Ambulance service, Bristol hospitals, the RUH in Bath, Musgrove in Taunton, Western General and Yeovil District hospitals, together with the Royal Devon and Exeter, and will be making more deliveries over the coming weeks.