The annual Weldmar Summer Fete usually takes place in September, and one of the highlights is the regular visit from actor Martin Clunes. He would make his way around the stalls in the meadow, pose for countless photographs, and visit every patient currently staying at their Inpatient Unit.
Martin also donates a walk-on part on his popular ITV show, Doc Martin, as one of their Silent Auction lots.
Weldmar had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Summer Fete due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Martin has been very generous and ensured that they can still run the auction to raise funds, with some additional treats thrown in!
There will also be two opportunities to secure the experience – one for an individual, and one for a couple, which are both being auctioned on eBay.
Your experience will take place in the beautiful, picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac in Cornwall (or Portwenn to avid Doc Martin fans!).
Your day will start backstage, where you will have an opportunity to see the costume trailers, hair and makeup and may even spot some of the cast and other extras.
After seeing up close the set of Doc Martin, which includes the pharmacy and well known doctors surgery, you will have an opportunity to see the cast of Doc Martin shooting their scenes before taking to stage and starring in the background of one of the scenes yourself, which will air on TV later in the year.
You will also be provided with the chance to meet the star of the show, Martin Clunes, and complete your day with a photograph to remember! And of course, once the day is over, you can look forward to spotting yourself on ITV when Doc Martin airs later in 2022.
You can make a bid until 6pm on Sunday 19th September. To find out more, visit:www.weld-hospice.org.uk/make-your-bid-for-a-walk-on-part-on-doc-martin/