We've compiled the following information to help the Thanet community through this challenging period. We are updating this list regularly (last update on 29.05.20 at 2.24pm)
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Food and drink delivery or takeaway
Ouma's Kitchen - takeaway and delivery service available of their wholesome, affordable frozen meals, as well as plants, pots and soil. Check their Instagram to view their full menu and visit them at 189 Northdown Road or call them on 07584 763 745 to order. Collection is available Monday to Saturday, 11am to 3pm and delivery available Tuesday and Saturday, 2 to 5pm.
Innit Dough Margate - new delivery service of handmade fresh pasta, starting 15 May. All pasta is prepared the morning of the day of delivery and dropped to your door contact-free. £5.50 for one person including local delivery or £9.50 for two people including delivery. To order send them a message on Instagram.
New Street Bistro - takeaway service available on Friday and Saturday only. They will portion the food for you, cook the sauces and make the condiments, and then you can finish it off in your kitchen when it suits you. Place your order by 6pm the day before you want to pick up. To order email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01843 309 436.
Olivio Margate - open for takeaway Friday to Monday 5pm to 9pm or there is a delivery service available in the CT8, CT9 or CT10 postcodes with a minimum spend of £20. To order call or text 0746 291 7242.
County Chef - a new food service from the team from Buoy and Oyster. Get Kent-based recipe boxes delivered to your door with a tutorial for every recipe. Click here to find out more and order. Launching 12 May.
Orchard Row Bakery - delivery service available of their homemade cakes, scones and brownies, all made with organic ingredients. Afternoon tea box for two available for £10, or individual items are £2.50 each. Send her a direct message via Instagram to order in the week for delivery every Saturday.
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 to order.
Ask Annie Cafe - contact-free takeaway and delivery service available 5pm-9pm daily. Please click here to order online or call 07487652851. Card payments by phone. Prices include delivery in Margate, Westgate and Botany. For Birchington, Ramsgate and Broadstairs there is a delivery charge of £3. Breakfast and lunch is available for following day delivery, please order between 5 and 9pm. There is a £5 non-refundable deposit, min. spend £8.
Urchin Wines & Barletta - contact-free delivery or takeaway service available of a set menu of Barletta food and Urchin wine on Friday and Saturday. For the menu and to order click here. All orders must be received by 3pm on the Wednesday of that week. You will be allotted a time slot for delivery or pick up between 6 and 7.30pm. Also selling a six mystery case of wine, three red and three white, with free delivery in Thanet. Find out more and order here.
Storeroom by Curve - delivery service available of their bean or ground coffee in Margate, Westgate-on-sea, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. They deliver every Wednesday afternoon between 4 and 6pm, and cake and coffee every Saturday morning 10.30am to midday. You can get 10% off your coffee order using the discount code STAYSAFEMARGATE at checkout. Click here to order. They are also serving coffee from a hatch door underneath their cafe every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. If you would like coffee, cake or buns too then pre-order them through their web shop with the discount code STOREROOMCOLLECTION.
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.
Margate Coffee Shed - delivery service available of their house blend coffee (beans or ground, including decaf), proper tea and alternative milks in Margate, Westgate and Cliftonville. Available teas include English Breakfast, Rooibos, Earl Grey, Chamomile and more. Milks available are oat, almond, soy and coconut. Text 07751 313 212 by 3pm for next day delivery. The are also selling and delivering their retail items, including plants. Check their Facebook page for the latest info and offers.
Northdown Brewery - contactless delivery service available of beer. 12 x 500ml bottles in any combo for £26 including delivery. They also sell a 10-litre bag in a box. Call 07979 578 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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). Order via their website ralphsmargate.co.uk and check their Instagram for the latest info.
XYLO - takeaway service available of their beers, ciders etc every day from 3 to 6pm. Order and pay online at any time and choose the local pick up option at check out. They also offer a delivery service in the CT8, CT9 and CT10 areas only. Order before 3pm for same-day delivery between 5 and 7pm. Click here to order.
Batchelor's Patisserie - open Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 12 noon. 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).
BeetBar - takeaway service available.
Bow's Kitchen - takeaway service available. Call 07796 958 949
The Grain Grocer - open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Delivery service is also available in all of Thanet. Call 07535 977064 or email email@example.com.
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.
Olly Swift, a local fisherman, is delivering fresh local fish in Thanet the same day that it is caught. Contact him on 07950 949 363.
Hot Meals Now Canteen – temporarily relocated from Margate Adult Education Centre to The Beacon in Ramsgate where they are providing a contactless delivery service of their food. Their £1 delivery charge per order goes towards a free meal for someone in need. At the moment they are delivering to the Salvation Army in Ramsgate, who are delivering free meals to the homeless that have been placed in temporary accommodation, across Thanet. The canteen also supply meals to the NHS staff working at the Beacon, and their delivery service covers, Margate, Ramsgate & Broadstairs. Click here for the menu and order form.
The Royal Harbour Brasserie - takeaway service available every Friday of a seafood paella for £10. Order by 6pm the day before. Payment can be made over the phone or with cash when you pick it up. To order email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07789 962 668.
Carl Rye, a market stall holder at Ramsgate market, is now offering delivery of fruit and veg boxes, all sourced from local farms. £20 per box and deliveries are every Friday. Send him a direct message on Facebook here to order.
The Corner Coffee House - delivery service available for anyone isolated in the Ramsgate (CT12) area. Call 07554 272 725.
Ramsgate Tandoori - free contactless delivery service available. Call 01843 589134
Prentis Greengrocers Ramsgate - delivery service available of their fruit and veg in most of Thanet. To order send them a message on their Facebook page or call 01843 853 704
Stephen Gadd - selling loaves of sourdough bread for pick-up every Friday. Email him on email@example.com to order and pick up from his house in Broadstairs.
The Bay Tree Broadstairs - delivery service available of their afternoon tea, with sandwiches, cakes, trifle and scones. £9.95 per person. Call 01843 682 502 to order. 24 hours notice required.
Posillipo - takeaway and delivery service available of their pizza, pasta and risotto Monday to Thursday, £8.95 each. Delivery only within a two-mile radius. Payment taken over the phone and contactless delivery. They are also selling pizza kits every day from 5pm for £10 with two pizza doughs, one pot of mozzarella, one pot of tomato sauce and two extra toppings. Click here to view their menu on Facebook. To order call 01843601133 or send them a direct message via Facebook.
Smiths - delivery service available in all of Thanet of their range of coffees. Order by midday Wednesday for delivery on Friday via their Instagram. House blend and a single origin guest coffee changes weekly and is posted on their Instagram.
Neptunes Hall - takeaway service available of their pizza, Friday and Saturday 4 to 8pm. Also delivery service available of a Sunday roast. Order and pay via PayPal by Saturday at midnight. Send them a direct message via Facebook or Instagram, or call them on 01843 602234.
The Bottleneck - delivery service of their wine available to the local area. Call 01843 861 095 10am to 3pm Monday to 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
J. Prentis - delivery service available in the CT10 area of their fruit, veg, salad and other products. Visit their website here and click on Delivery for more info.
Quex Barn - shop is still open and they are offering free delivery for anyone self-isolating or in need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of what you would like and they will then ring you to take payment over the phone before delivery.
West Bay Cafe - takeaway service available. They are also giving away five free meals a day for those in need in Westgate. Call. 01843 831791.
Finbar’s restaurant - delivery service available midday to 3pm every day. Please pre-order by calling 01843 263423.
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
Riverford Organic Farmers East Kent - free delivery service available of their fresh organic fruit and veg boxes. Delivery available across Thanet every Friday. Order online here, email email@example.com or call 01227 207321.
Rose Farm Shop and Elmwood Farm Broadstairs - 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.
Kent Fresh Doorstep Deliveries - delivery service available of fresh, quality boxes of fruit and veg. Text 07581255170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
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 email@example.com
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.
Shops selling online
Albion Stores - selling their contemporary clothes for men and women, jewellery and accessories online. Click here to browse and buy. They also have an archive sale with 70% off clothes (just search 'Archive sale' on the website).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paraphernalia - selling lots of their stock for pick-up and contactless local deliveries. Also offering London door step deliveries, starting Check their Twitter to see what they are selling and contact them on email@example.com or 07534 707 105.
Peony Vintage - selling handpicked, original vintage clothing online. Click here to view and order. You can also email the owner Georgie on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like something sourced.
Help with shopping
A2B cars - 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.
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 - launching a temporary emergency shopping service for £7.50 plus the cost of the shopping. Call 01843 223881 or email email@example.com
Layla Stevens - offering help with shopping and delivery around Thanet. Send her a direct message on Facebook here.
Activities for kids and young people
Lizzie Prince - 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.
Martyn Harvey, an author of children's books, poems and stories based in Ramsgate, has recorded and uploaded some stories to entertain the kids to Soundcloud. Click here to visit Soundclound and search for 'Martyn Harvey'
GRASS `Cliftonville has launched a kids colouring competition. Simply download and print the page off for colouring and then post a picture of your masterpiece on social media for your chance to win. The competition closes on 1 May. Learn more here.
Arts Education Exchange has collaborated with local artists Alex Noble, Jordan Gray and Sprankenstein to create illustration briefs written specifically for young people during lockdown, poster templates and an 'artist remix' activity, a chance to reconfigure elements of an artwork by a local artist. All the documents are downloadable from their website here.
Lilliput Road has introduced a 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.
Age Space Kent - information on help and support for older people in isolation in Kent.
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.
Susie Bearne has written a free e-book on pitching to journalists during coronavirus. The book contains exclusive tips from editors and journalists from titles such as the BBC, the Guardian and the Evening Standard on how they want to be approached by PRs and business owners. Click here to download the book. She also runs webinars and has pre-recorded videos on her site on 'how to secure press coverage' . Watch them here.
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.
Things to read and do if you're self-isolating
Tom Thumb Theatre is launching 'A Month of Sundays' in May with performances from artists live streamed from the theatre. Check their Instagram to find out who is performing and view them live on their YouTube channel.
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.
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.
Jo from Solasta Sounds has set up a Facebook group with free meditations and will be offering group sessions online. Join it here.
Union Yoga - running a full timetable of online classes. They offer a vast array of different yoga styles led by some of Kent's most dedicated and skilled yoga teachers. Click here to view the classes and book.
Sarah from Balanced Body Wellness is offering 20-minute digital down time yoga sessions to ease eye tension and fatigue every Wednesday and Friday at 12.30pm. Payment is via donation. For more info visit her Facebook page.
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 email@example.com or call 07814 430 690 to book.
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
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.
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.
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 a one hour session for free to NHS or any frontline workers which can be used as a space to reflect and offload in these challenging times. 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.
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.
Larissa Harrison is giving free cotton bags to NHS key workers and staff to put their uniforms in at the end of their shift. Visit her Facebook page to find out more.
Lighthouse Property Clean - free service to anyone vulnerable within the Thanet community. Email email@example.com.
Hia, Hair and Skin Beauty & Aesthetics Margate - offering contactless sales and delivery of all their Morrocan oil, Paul Mitchell hair care and Medik8 skin care. They are also offering free advice and live interactive videos on hair and skin on their two Facebook pages (click here for hair, and here for skin), and Instagram pages.
The Gap in the Market Charity shop - delivering free books to people in isolation in Thanet. Call them on 01843 602 762 to let them know the type of book you like and they will look for books for you and then deliver.
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.
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