The aim was to rejuvenate the vital service, delivering a hot lunch and a much needed face to face visit to Britain’s elderly and infirm whilst still coming in on the strict £1.25 a head budget.
Now Si & Dave are back on the road, keen to find out if their plans have flourished or fallen apart at the seams.
First stop is the kitchen to discover if the cooks have kept their pledge to prepare delicious menus from scratch, and if the number of volunteers has continued to rise or if the service is still facing a desperate shortage. Si & Dave also hear about a new initiative to deliver meals into a neighbouring borough where traditional meals on wheels had ceased to exist.
The crowning glory is a visit by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall who as an eager supporter of meals on wheels previously visited Elmbridge to hear about Si & Dave’s work. Now HRH returns to see how the kitchen and volunteers are faring before helping Si and Dave to deliver the inaugural meals on wheels to Mole Valley.