Business and community groups across Richmondshire are preparing to come to the aid of those who have to self-isolate due the coronavirus crisis.

A number of shops have offered to deliver groceries to those in need during the epidemic.

Community groups are also being formed to ensure the vulnerable have someone to turn to.

Other organisations such as GP surgeries are also putting measures in place to ensure they are prepared for an escalation of the crisis.

Richmondshire Today is compiling a list of all businesses and groups who are offering help.

To add your business, organisation or community group to the list, send us the details by email here or via Facebook here.

The below list is arranged alphabetically by the town or village where the business or group is based, although many of the organisations provide help and deliveries to a wider area.


The village shop is offering a delivery service within the village to elderly residents who are self-isolating. Call 01748 811408 for details.

Catterick Garrison

A community group has been formed with residents offering help to anyone in need due to the virus. Visit for details.


Colburn Hub and Community Cafe is providing lunches and is looking to set up a pop-up food bank. A two-course meal costs £4.50. Call 07833490502 (Angie) or 07791768903 (Helen).

King’s Church, Colburn says it is ready to help the local community with things like shopping and making contact with vulnerable members of the community. Call 07495 557718 or visit

Hawes and Upper Dales

A Good Life Project – Upper Dales Covid-19 Support Group is offering help to the vulnerable. Visit for details.

Humble Pie are delivering meals around Hawes/Bainbridge/upper Swaledale if needed. All ingredients/allergens labelled. Made fresh daily. Click here for details.

Simonstone Hall is offering a free delivery service of its meals, with plans to also offer groceries, fresh milk, eggs and cleaning products, newspapers and prescriptions. Call 01969 667255 for details.

Stage 1 Cycles offers a delivery and collection service for its bike hire and repairs so anybody wanting to keep active and cycle but social distance all bookings can be made on line or over the telephone. Call 01969 666873 or email

The Old Sweet Shop will deliver locally following distancing guidelines and continue to post sweets and chocolates further afield. Visit Contact details: e-mail, 01969 667746, 07947 0654695. Postage at Royal Mail rates – £3 for up to 2kg 2nd Class – and that’s a lot of sweets. If anyone is or knows of someone local self isolating for 12 weeks who might need a bit of cheering up contact Kev and he will try to provide a few sweets on him.


An action group has been formed to help residents through the George & Dragon community pub and the Little Shop. For details email, or telephone Ian on 07548 132730 or George &Dragon on 01748 518373. Services they can offer to the vulnerable include collection of prescriptions, delivery of essential groceries and  fresh fruit and veg, post mail, have a chat on the phone. The George and Dragon is also offering takeaway and home delivery of beer and inexpensive and tasty meals.


Halls Family Butchers will take orders over the phone and deliver to your house. Call 01969 622122.

Carricks will deliver fresh produce on a Wednesday. All orders are to be placed two days in advance. The day before delivery we will call the day before to arrange payment. To place an order simply call 01677470499 or alternatively, email They are also offering a collection point at our shop in Snape where people can order in advance and collect from a collection area having paid in advance by card payment.

Leyburn Pets will operate as normal. Deliveries will be free within 10 miles of Leyburn with a minimum order of £10. Your delivery can be left at your front door or in a porch, shed, garage etc as required. If you require a delivery please email or telephone 01969 622953 (please leave a message if no answer). Once we receive your request for a delivery we will telephone to arrange payment, confirm your details and let you know when to expect delivery.


A community group is being formed to help vulnerable residents. More details to follow.


The Wensleydale Hotel is offering a takeaway meals service and can also deliver bread. Call 01969 622093 for details.

The Richard III Hotel will deliver home cooked meals to the elderly who are self-isolating in the Middleham area. Call 01969 623240.

Andersons Takeaway is offering home cooked meals delivered free of charge. You can pre-pay for friends and family. Tel 01969 629290.


Muker Village Store & Teashop are delivering to those who are having to self isolate in Muker Parish. For details click here.


Ravensworth Nurseries are providing a plant delivery service. Just call the nursery on 01325 718370 ore message them via Facebook to place your order. Orders under £20 maybe subject to a small delivery charge.


Reeth & District Community Transport (Community Bus) is working with Hudson House, Reeth Medical Centre and Reeth Post Office to offer a shopping, prescription collection and delivery service for everyone that needs us.
We can collect your weekly shopping and prescriptions and deliver to your door, if you need them please call them to make arrangements. There will be a small charge of £1 to cover the cost of running the service. Please call 01748 880021. If you need support with anything else not covered by the above, please contact Helen Guy on 880212 or email and they will do our best to help you.

Beavers Butchers, Masham, will now deiver from 4pm to Reeth on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 01765 689269 (24hrs answer phone). Mobile 07515393184. Email: They can take debit/credit card payments over the phone or BACS to: Santander  Sort Code- 09-01-29   Acc No- 32385111. They can also take payment by card on delivery. Orders must be in by 11am to be delivered the same day

Fruit & Vegetables are delivered to Reeth for collection or delivery to door on Friday 2 -3 pm.  Contact Colin 01677632264  or mobile 07934091906. Orders must be placed by Thursday evening and card payment can be taken over the phone.

Orders can be placed with the The Little Yorkshire Cheese Company via 07837433581 or email: Orders can be collected from the van which will be parked on the cobbles at an advised time.


Richmond Yorks Covid 19 Mutual Aid has been launched to help those in need. Click here for details. They are also available on Twitter at @yorks_19

Age Concern is providing a hot meal delivery service to the vulnerable. If you are over 50 and have been told that you need to self-isolate or are a friend or family member you can book meals by calling 01325 741492 by 11am on the day needed or emailing

Neeps and Tatties Greengrocers runs a delivery service twice-weekly and is offering the service to anyone self-isolating. For more details call 01748 825397.

Out of the Box! has introduced a phone and collect ordering service, and when possible, offering a delivery service for a minimal charge. Both services may be helpful for those who would prefer not to enter the store. For further details and for anything else, please call 01748 880236 or 07986 900902.

thecitysecret, a local IT company, can offer businesses advice and support to enable their staff to work remotely and help business continue as normally as possible. Contact the tech team to talk through the options. Tel 01748 822160,

The Raw Store in Richmond says it will deliver food to pet owners who are genuinely self-isolating and the over-70s. Call 01748 850229 or email

Granny’s Kitchen in Richmond is offering to deliver items from its menu as well as eggs, jams and chutneys that it stocks. The shop says it will also pick up other things for customers from local shops and drop them at the same time. Call 01748 850200 or visit

Sip Coffee is offering to deliver meals to those in need ready for freezing or to eat fresh. It has lasagne, cottage pie, corn beef hash and chilli. Call 01748 850467 for details.

Wendy Prosser is a virtual PA based in Richmond and can dedicate a phone number to act as a central call answering service, if needed by any business offering delivery services. Email>


Anna Bunch, a virtual assistant who runs Owl Business Solutions, is offering to help Richmondshire residents set up Skype or email facilities so that they can keep in contact with friends and family. Call o7813 977906 or visit


A community group has been formed to help residents. Click here for details.


Fairhurst’s Catering are providing a ready meal delivery service. The company is providing a meal, which they say is big enough for two and includes potatoes and beg. for £7 including delivery. Options include beef lasagne, chicken and leek bake and toad in the hole. Call 01969 624668 for details.

West Witton

West Witton say they are still getting deliveries of fresh bread, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables, and all store cupboard essentials. They have reduced hours, but we will be open every day.