The Real Health Store in Coleraine is celebrating 20 years in business.
The independent organic food and natural health products store is situated at 15 Stone Row, just off the Diamond.
Two decades ago, tired of trying to source natural healthcare products locally, Mr and Mrs Ivor Bolton decided to open a health store in the town centre.
Mrs Bolton gave up a salaried post to run the shop full time, and they began trading on Stone Row on August 15, 1995.
Mr Bolton went on to train as a nutritionist, and after much hard work a void was filled for the people of Coleraine and surrounding areas.
Since those early days The Real Health Store has become an established name throughout the North Coast.
The summer of 2012 saw a significant and necessary move to a larger more modern facility.
Whilst remaining on Stone Row, the new premises have more than doublde the floor space and the range of products available has almost trebled since the move.
The store stocks a wide range of organic foods, food supplements, herbal remedies and natural body care, not to mention aromatherapy, sports nutrition, household and eco-friendly items.
All the products are of the highest quality and many are unique to the area, while still offering customers value for money. In addition, supplier ethics are of the utmost importance.
The Real Health Store team now consists of four dedicated members of staff, who are in their own right knowledgeable, as well as helpful and caring.
They are qualified in areas such as nutrition and alternative healthcare and share a genuine interest not just in natural health, preventative healthcare and the environment, but in people.
They offer invaluable advice, and if required, referrals to one of the many natural health practitioners in the area.
To mark their milestone The Real Health Store will be holding a 20th anniversary party on Saturday, August 15 from 9am.
Mr Bolton, along with his dedicated staff and loyal customers, will be joining in the celebrations - and they are inviting the public along for the party!
Friends and customers alike can enjoy healthy food, healthy drink (mostly), music by local singer/songwriter Thomas Dreyfus, as well as harpist Katy Graham.
Alternative therapy taster sessions of Reflexology and Indian Head Massage by Emma Kane, and Aromatherapy hand massage by Angela Keys will also be on offer.
Catherine Simpson will be hula-hooping and Bernie Lafferty will be treating visitors to some Tai Chi.
And, as if all this was not enough, there will be face painting for the adults as well as the children!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of browsing around The Real Health Store the staff would be delighted to welcome you in joining in the fun.
For more information on products please contact the store on 028 7032 9277.