We've compiled the following information to help the Thanet community through this challenging period. We are updating this list regularly (last update on 02.04.20 at 9.15am)
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Food places offering delivery or takeaway
Olby's Soul Cafe - offering takeaway and delivery service of their Sunday Roast. To order, email them on firstname.lastname@example.org to request a menu and send your choices and they will confirm a collection time with you. Available Sunday only until 28 March, midday to 6pm, and then Saturdays and Sundays from 28 March, midday to 6pm.
Storeroom by Curve - delivery service available of their bean or ground coffee. They will drop your coffee off by the end of the day (for orders placed before 1pm) or the following day (for orders placed after 1pm). If you live in Margate, Westgate or Cliftonville you can get 15% off your order using the discount code STAYSAFEMARGATE at checkout. Click here to order.
Little Swift - delivery service available of their fresh cans and bottles, draft beer, natural wine, premixed cocktails, and handmade soft drinks. Deliveries are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to CT7, CT8, CT9, CT10 and CT11 postcodes. Orders need to be placed and paid for by 3pm, with deliveries made between 5 and 7pm. Free delivery for orders over £20, or if not it's £2. To order click here.
Modern Provider - contact-free delivery service available of bread, milk and eggs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. You are able to pay whatever you can, from a full price to just a donation. Check their Instagram post for the menu and email email@example.com to order. Deadlines for order days are end of day Sunday for Tuesday, end of day Tuesday for Thursday, and end of day Thursday for Saturday
Ralphs - delivery service available of their pizzas for lunch (12.30pm to 3pm) or dinner (4.30pm to 8.30pm, last orders at 7.30pm). On 3 and 4 April delivery is for dinner only. Order via their website ralphsmargate.co.uk.
Batchelor's Patisserie - delivery service available of bread, cakes and morning pastries. Call 01843 221 227
Dory's - selling takeaway fish pies (£8 each or two for £15). They also sell fresh fish, shellfish, oysters, mussels and more to take away (text 07506888051 to be added to their WhatsApp group to place orders).
The Ambrette - no-contact delivery service available Wednesday to Sunday. Their £50 and £20 gift vouchers are now available to buy half-price and are valid for 24 months. Many of their eat-in menus are also now discounted (click here to see the offers). Call 01843 231 504.
BeetBar - takeaway service available.
K.. G. Winters - same-day delivery service available of everything in store, including fresh fruit and veg, milk and bread. Veg bag service available two days per week, Tuesday and Friday. Call 01843 293 247.
Bow's Kitchen - takeaway service available. Call 07796 958 949
The Grain Grocer - delivery service available in all of Thanet. Call 07535 977064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Leah Catering - pick-up or delivery service of food including lasagne, beef wellington, desserts etc. Call 07807 685 355
Gina's Old Kent Bakery - open and taking contactless payments only.
Hot Meals Now Canteen - temporarily moved to The Beacon in Ramsgate where they will be providing a contactless delivery service of their food and also supplying meals to the NHS staff working there. Click here for the menu and order form.
Barlett and White greengrocer - open and also delivering to the vulnerable and elderly, and those self-isolating. Call 01843 591 122.
The Corner Coffee House - delivery service available for anyone isolated in the Ramsgate (CT12) area. Call 07554 272 725.
Modern Provider - contact-free delivery service available of bread, milk and eggs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate starting on 24/03. You are able to pay whatever you can, from a full price to just a donation. Check their Instagram post for the menu and email email@example.com to order. Deadlines for order days are end of day Sunday for Tuesday, end of day Tuesday for Thursday, and end of day Thursday for Saturday
Ramsgate Tandoori - free contactless delivery service available. Call 01843 589134
J. Prentis - delivery service available. Call 01843 853 704
Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet - free food and a range of meal kits will be put on a table outside 200 Margate Road, Ramsgate, CT12 6AQ every day from 10am to 2pm. Everything is free, or you can pay a donation if you can.
The Bottleneck - delivery service of their wine available to the local area. Call 01843 861 095 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.
Modern Provider - contact-free delivery service available of bread, milk and eggs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate starting on 24/03. You are able to pay whatever you can, from a full price to just a donation. Check their Instagram post for the menu and email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Deadlines for order days are end of day Sunday for Tuesday, end of day Tuesday for Thursday, and end of day Thursday for Saturday.
Fruits de Mer - delivery service of fresh fish and shellfish to those who are local and unable to go out. Call 01843 861 863
Star of the Sea - minimum delivery order has been reduced to £5. Delivery only to CT10
Quex Barn - shop is still open and they are offering free delivery for anyone self-isolating or in need. Email email@example.com with a list of what you would like and they will then ring you to take payment over the phone before delivery.
Coffee and Ice House - takeaway service available. Call 01843 831 440.
Edwards supermarket - taking orders over the phone for delivery only in Westgate, Westbrook and Birchington. Call 01843 833 238.
J.Prentis - closed now but collection and delivery service is available again from 13 April.
Krusty Kobb Bakery - takeaway service available and taking orders over the phone for delivery. Call 01843 835447
Age UK - offers a Buddy Box Meal Delivery Service which delivers hot meals seven days a week across all of Thanet for £8 per meal, including a main course and a dessert. Call 01843 223881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lifeboat Project - offering free deliveries of care packages for those in isolation, including food, toiletries and entertainment (crosswords, card games etc.). They also plan to set up a phone line and social media hub to access tips on combating loneliness whilst in isolation. To donate or find out how you can help this project click here.
Northdown Brewery - contactless delivery service available of beer. 12 x 500ml bottles in any combo for £26 including delivery. Call 07979 578 104 or email email@example.com.
Help with shopping
Rose Farm Shop and Elmwood Farm Broadstairs are taking orders for NHS staff only for boxes of potatoes and seasonal vegetables that they can collect out of hours or after a shift. Text Geoffrey with your name and order on 0775 384 0294.
A2B cars are offering to do the shopping for elderly or vulnerable people (collect the shopping list, do the shop and return to you free of charge). Call 01843 263 263.
Herboristerie is offering a delivery service of herbal medicine including prescriptions, teas, syrups, essential oils, vitamins and supplements. Contact Kim on 07759 439 855 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of residents in Broadstairs is offering free help for anyone who is over 70, vulnerable, has no other support and lives in the Broadstairs area. They can collect shopping and medicine and deliver to you with no physical contact. You can also call them for a chat if you are feeling lonely, isolated or worried. Call or message 07432 585 515 or 01843 602 762.
Age UK is launching a temporary emergency shopping service from 19/03 for £7.50 plus the cost of the shopping. Call 01843 223881 or email email@example.com
Layla Stevens is offering help with shopping and delivery around Thanet. Send her a direct message on Facebook here.
Mark Michaels is offering to do the shopping for her most vulnerable customers.
Help with the kids
Lizzie Prince is offering online creative dance classes for children of all ages. The classes are every Thursday, 10.30am to 11.15am and it's pay-what-you-can. All donations will go to a local food delivery service for vulnerable people. To join email Lizzie on firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a direct message on Instagram and she will send you a zoom invite on Thursday mornings to join.
Lilliput Road has introduced a new package to help parents who are now working from home. The package is three and a half hours long at their premises. You can work using their free WiFi whilst your child plays, supervised by a qualified team member. Contact them via Facebook or Instagram to find out more and book.
Project MotorHouse, a charity for young people in Ramsgate, is launching a new Instagram account on 3 April with images from young people in lockdown and referral information for any young people who aren't coping with the isolation. Click here to view it.
Online support and advice
Margate Mutual Aid - a group to help organise local residents to look after each other during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Accommodation Network Margate - a group for short-term holiday accommodation owners and managers in Margate and surrounding area to make connections and work together.
Broadstairs Local Information during the COVID-19 Pandemic - a page to keep Broadstairs updated during the Coronavirus Pandemic, specifically regarding shopping and food deliveries.
Thanet Coronavirus Assistance - a website to help you access information, resources and services provided in your neighbourhood in Thanet.
Coronavirus Support Group for Businesses in the Thanet Area - a forum for businesses to exchange ideas and support each other in these difficult times.
Porchlight - information about housing / temporary accommodation, mental health and family support, as well as a list of Kent food banks.
Business support and advice
Kent & Medway Growth Hub Business Support Hotline - 03333 602 300
Joel Knight is offering businesses in Thanet free photography consultations and camera tuition, both via video chat. Email him on email@example.com.
Rashpal Kaur, a general commercial / property solicitor, is offering businesses in Thanet free general legal advice for up to 30 minutes or she can read through your insurance policies etc. Send her a message via Facebook.
Felicity Lerouge, a leadership development consultant and coach in Margate, has put together a free practical workbook on Resilience During Crisis, which helps us understand some of the thoughts and behaviour we're experiencing as we face the unknown and offers strategies to remain resilient over the coming months. If you would like a copy, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering & help needed
The St Austine and St Gregory's Church Food Parcels Service desperately need basic tinned food items like baked beans, tomatoes etc., and packet soups, tea, coffee, sugar, cereals and fresh fruit and vegetables. The food is for people who use their service, which include homeless people and those on benefits. Any donations are very welcome. They are open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 1pm. Their address is 38 Charlotte Place, Margate, CT9 1LP.
Margate Scrubbers is looking for tailors, seamstresses and sewing folk to sew 250 pairs of scrubs for the NHS. They will provide cloth and can also cut them out. Click here to join the group and contact them.
Things to read and do if you're self-isolating
Modern Provider has created 'home bake' bread kits so you can make a few loaves of bread yourself. Pick up from their store at Unit 16, The Centre, or local delivery is also available if you are self-isolating.
Isolation Arts School is offering projects, lessons and tips by artists to help people get creative. Visit their Instagram page to watch a variety of videos. They have also launched Artist Support Pledge to support artists during this time - artists post images of their work that they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping) and every time the artist reaches £1000 of sales they pledge to buy another artist's work for £200.
The Margate Bookshop offers free postage for their books if you spend over £10. If you live in Margate and are self-isolating then they can also deliver to your doorstep. They are also happy to give book recommendations via phone or email. Call them on 01843 639 660 or email email@example.com
The Chamomile Clinic offers an online course on herbal medicine. Find out more and book here.
Eucalyptus offers a four-week online course in aromatherpy, Find out more and book here.
Read all issues of the Margate Mercury for free online here
Read all issues of the Ramsgate Recorder for free online here
Read all issues of the Broadstairs Beacon for free online here
Help with your health and wellbeing
Visit the Thanet Mental Health Directory for a directory of local services who can help with your mental health.
Sorrell from The Chamomile Clinic is offering a free online gong healing ceremony to heal fear and manifest the vibration of love. Click here to view it. She is also offering 20% off all remote healing therapies until the end of April, including herbal medicine consultations and long distance Reiki healing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07814 430 690 to book.
Haeckels is offering free delivery of their natural skincare products to all UK customers. Use code FREESHIP at checkout. They are also sending out a free product to NHS workers, Email them on email@example.com if you work for the NHS, or if you know anyone who does.
Julia from Julia Savage Counselling is offering counselling online. If finances are an issue she can offer concession rates or can discuss a rate that is affordable for you. She is also offering one session for free to NHS or any frontline workers. Contact her on 07956 254229 or through her website.
Lorraine from Mindful Thanet is hosting a free meditation session every Wednesday at 6pm on Facebook Live. Click here to join.
Meegan from Hotpod yoga is offering online streaming for yoga classes, meditation, workshops and yoga nidra. Classes will be recommended at £5 but you can pay less if your income has been cut. Click here to join a class.
Jo from Solasta Sounds has set up a Facebook group with free meditations and will be offering group sessions online. Join it here.
Diana Cox is offering EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) sessions online. This is an effective and proven therapy for stress and anxiety, as well as many other issues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Emma from Marganics of Margate is offering free local delivery plus a 10% discount for purchases over £25 of her organic handmade beauty products including lip balms, deodorants and bath salts. View the range of Instagram here and send her a direct message to order.
Other services & offers
Mark Michaels - collecting laundry and dry cleaning free of charge for anyone self-isolating. Also offering to do shopping for her vulnerable customers.
Lighthouse Property Clean - free service to anyone vulnerable within the Thanet community. Email email@example.com.
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