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support small businesses

There are so many brilliant small businesses who are challenged by the pandemic and the lockdown restrictions, they are having to think differently, creating new ways of providing services online and selling their goods.

While it might seem easier to shop at Amazon, Jeff has enough cash right now and using a small business means that bills get paid and hopefully businesses don’t go under.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Follow your favourite small businesses on social media and engage with them so you can find out what they have on offer.
  • The engagement from following, sharing and liking posts could mean they reach more people who will want to buy/use their services.
  • Buy gift vouchers – this will really help businesses who can’t open at all during lockdown
  • Please don’t assume that everything is just closed – services could now be online, shops may be selling online or offering delivery/collection services, restaurants could be providing takeaway and hopefully pubs and breweries are able to do that as well.
  • Ask what you can do to help.

Here’s a list of brilliant small businesses

This is a range of small businesses across Tyneside – I don’t know what each business is offering but give them a follow and have a look…

I need to start with me – all of my sessions are running online.
Pregnancy sessions, birth preparation, birth debrief, postnatal groups and baby massage. I also have gift vouchers and gift boxes which are presents to make a difference for expectant and new parents.

Clothes, jewellery, accessories, Christmas items, homeware & toys

Escape Boutique

Blueberry Square

Mitchell’s Menswear

Longsands Clothing

For The Love Of The North


Little Oeuf


Nothing New Interiors

Flea Circus

Lolla Mac

Sea Gems


Bare Bodycare

Tori Lo Leather Accessories

Millie Green Baby Clothes & Toys

Booze, Food & Drinks

Enigma Tap

Flash House Brewing

Wheelhouse Cafe

Surf Cafe

Tynemouth Coffee

Buy The Kilo

Something Good Co

Kith & Kin

Longsands Fish

Crust Social Pizza

Dil & The Bear

High Tide

Cullercoats Coffee

Flat Caps Coffee

Sweetest Tooth

Good Tempered Chocolate

The Cumby

Cullercoats Brewery

Hadrian’s Game Larder

And for books – see what your local bookshop is doing or pop in before Thursday.

Forum Books

Keelrow Books

The Book Corner

And don’t forget the movies…

Jam Jar Cinema

Health, Beauty, Fitness & Baby Services

Sanctuary House – Julia offers Reflexology & Massage

Studio H Nail Design

Tales Of Toria Soaps

YogaNic – pregnancy & postnatal yoga

Sing & Sign Newcastle

Baby Ballet North Tyneside

Decote Dance

Tumbles & Grumbles Infant First Aid

Sarah Raad – Coach & Mentor

Louise Watson Yoga

R&R Holistic Therapy

Piccolo Music

Branch Counselling

Frankie Aitchison Therapy

NE Sling Library


Debbie Donaldson Fitness

Ritual Beauty

Janine Smith Practice – antenatal & postnatal consultations and sessions

Janine Smith – a specialist in pregnancy, birth & early parenting
Pregnancy | Birth Preparation | Postnatal Sessions | Baby Massage | Weaning | Coaching

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An experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth & early parenting, I have worked with parents since 2002. I am based in the North East so I regularly work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across North Tyneside. Face-to-face sessions will continue with North East parents but digital courses and online sessions means I can work with parents everywhere.

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