£2,200 raised for Cornwall Air Ambulance
13th Mar 2015
On Sunday 8th March, our Porthleven restaurant hosted a charity auction for Cornwall Air Ambulance. Organised by Annette Shaw, the restaurant was filled with locals eagerly waiting to bid on items that had been kindly donated by local businesses including Jo Downs, Seasalt, Tarquin’s Gin and Padstow Seafood School raising a total of £2,200.
Guests enjoyed four courses from the head chef Simon, including grilled chicken paillard with watercress and red wine dressing and smoked haddock with poached egg and potato bhaji.
Annette has organised several events throughout the evening including a lucky ticket draw, a heads and tails game, a draw for a family swim voucher and an auction hosted by David Carlisle from Cornwall Fire and Rescue.
The biggest surprise of the night came in the form of a phone call from a Yorkshire gentleman who had been holidaying in Porthleven when he had a heart attack. The Cornwall Air Ambulance service came to the rescue and after seeing the Twitter activity surrounding the event placed the top bid of the night on a day for two at Padstow Seafood School to show his support to the organisation.
Annette Shaw commented “I must thank the awesome Steins team: Rick, Jill and Jack for agreeing to the event, Lee Williams the Manager of Rick Stein, Porthleven, Sarah Collins at Padstow, Ian Fitzgerald Operations Director, and the kitchen and front of house team at the restaurant in Porthleven. You are all absolutely awesome. I had the pleasure of working with Ian and his team before at a Gala Dinner and they were so slick and professional, which is why I asked if I could have the event with Stein’s. I knew they’d do an excellent job.”
For more photos from the night take a look at our Facebook page.