You may have heard our Port Isaac shop is rather famous as it appears in Doc Martin as Mrs Tishell’s pharmacy. It has also recently raised £1,400 for Cornish charities by using this Doc Martin connection.
The confectionery shop has been selling copies of an article all about the show and the village of Port Isaac, to raise money for charity. Mike Meakins, from the Port Isaac shop, came up with the idea of selling the article following a number of enquiries. He contacted the magazine to seek permission, and now local printers Concorde Copiers produce photocopies of the piece.
The printed feature is on sale at the shop as a souvenir, and sold to visitors and Doc Martin fans for £2. This year, 700 copies have been sold, and the profits have been divided equally between Port Isaac RNLI and Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Tracy McGoad, owner of Buttermilk, said, “The team at the Buttermilk shop have done a a great job raising money for both the RNLI and Cornwall Air Ambulance. These are two key support services which provide such an incredible service saving lives on the front line. They need support to continue their great work.
“Everyone who uses the sea should support the RNLI, and the Air Ambulance looked after our son when he was five months old. We live rurally, like so many in Cornwall, and we are eternally grateful they were there.”
On Monday 7 December, Mike Meakins was presented with an engraved RNLI shield for the shop’s fundraising efforts.
Bob Bulgin, Port Isaac RNLI chairman said, “Since Buttermilk is very closely positioned to our Lifeboat Station at Port Isaac, they have proved to be not only friends to our crew and committee members, but valued supporters of the Royal National Lifeboat operations that have been carried out from the village since 1868. For the past three years they have donated significant sums to Port Isaac Station as indeed they have once again today,
“Donations such as this are so important to keep the high standards of our volunteer life saving service, not only with the essential aim of saving lives at sea, but also enabling our volunteer crews to operate with the very best of lifeboats and personal equipment.”
Susie Croft, head of income generation for Cornwall Air Ambulance said, “During the year we come to the aid of more than 700 people in their hour of need, and we can only do this with the ongoing support of local companies such as Buttermilk.
“Thank you so much to all the staff and customers for continuing to give so generously to keep Cornwall’s air ambulance flying.”
We are very excited to announce that from this week we will be in Whole Foods. Recently we re-branded and launched our new range to better reflect the quality of our products and our company heritage while also creating products that appeal to consumers’ occasional indulgent needs.
Whole Foods is an exciting new partner for Buttermilk, their Whole Food values align really well with our own and they look to source the highest quality products available. So we are really pleased to have been selected and can’t wait to see our products in the stores before Christmas.
On Saturday 12 December 2015 we will be launching our Whole Foods range at a gluten free event in Cheltenham. Pop by and see Jodie for a sample if you are in the area from 11am to 4pm.
We will be stocked in Kensington and Piccadilly in London, Giffnock in Glasgow, and Cheltenham to start with.