Lancashire - still open for business

PUBLISHED: 14:18 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 17:13 27 March 2020

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses

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We’re compiling a guide to the businesses that still need your custom to survive, the companies introducing special schemes to help people in the community, services that will help you adjust to working from home or being isolated from others.

Click on the facebook post above to and write in the comments about anything you feel we should include here.

Booths to introduce shopping hour for vulnerable / share the shopping

The local retailer is introducing a priority shopping time for the elderly and vulnerable between 9.30am - 11am to allow their vulnerable and elderly customers time to shop.

The elderly are classed as those 70+ in line with government guidelines.

Vulnerable refers to those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus as per government advice.

www.booths.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-statement

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Gin Home delivery

You may need something stronger to get you through home confinement and if you can’t go outdoors, bring a taste of the outdoors to you.

Goosnargh Gin can arrange delivery of their gin to your door or if you’re feeling extra generous to friend or family. Payment can be made via e-invoice, which can be paid online using your card.

Call 01995 641001 email hello@goosnarghgin.co.uk or visit the website www.goosnarghgin.co.uk

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#PayitForward discounted voucher scheme to support Manchester hospitality sector

The campaign will encourage the people of Greater Manchester and further afield to buy discounted vouchers at participating restaurants between now and Easter, with a view to redeeming them from May onwards.

For each voucher purchased, restaurants will make a £1 donation to Hospitality Action, the charity which offers vital assistance to all who work within hospitality in the UK.

The initiative has been launched by Roland Dransfield and Sacha Lord, and is backed by Northern Restaurant and Bar (NRB), chef Aiden Byrne, Manchester Hoteliers’ Association, Manchester Hospitality Network and more.

www.pay-it-forward.co.uk

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Lancashire Survival Kit

Local luxury shoe manufacturer, Lanx have curated a fantastic survival kit comprising a number of Lancashire barnds and they’re making it available to win on their facebook page.

Go to to their website for a list of all their collaborators and remember to give them your custom if you can

To enter go to the video pinned to the top of their facebook page

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Get Blackpool Reading

Get Blackpool Reading campaign has developed a one-stop shop for families to use and help develop their children’s literacy abilities at home.

Family Zone encompasses engaging reading and writing activities, book lists, videos, audiobooks, competitions and reading challenges, curated for early years to early teens to use while continuing schooling at home.

literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

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