Community focus

KEEP ACTIVE WITH LOCAL MOTIVATORS

Integr8 Dance is best known for its street dance classes which are attended by hundreds of local children every week.

Classes are on as normal now but it is also offering online dance sessions too. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt1vzLY3RCY and get the whole family moving. Additional street dance sessions will be posted each week.

www.integr8dance.com


GET DAILY MEALS DELIVERED 

The Little Kitchen Company in Kings Worthy is best known for its high-quality catering.

But it’s now offering local deliveries of freshly-cooked food across Winchester. Meals cost £6 each or seven for £40 with a minimum spend of £25. Mention Winchester Magazine when booking and get ten per cent off when you spend £40. Other companies offering home deliveries of meals include Creative Catering in Easton.

www.thelittlekitchencompany.com / www.creativecateringandmarquees.co.uk


BOOST A BUSINESS AND ORDER TAKE-OUT

Even if you can’t get out to a local restaurant, many of them are now offering takeaway including Gurkha’s Inn, Kyoto Kitchen and Bangkok Bistro.

Alfred’s Brewery will delivery beer straight to your door, while Wine Utopia also offers deliveries. Follow our Facebook page and you’ll see daily offers posted there.

www.facebook.com/winchestermag


SUPPORT THE ELDERLY AND ISOLATED

Lockdown might have ended in Winchester but many older and vulnerable people are still isolated. Put a note through your neighbours’ doors offering support if they are unable to get out.

Consider posting kids’ pictures, hand-written notes or old magazines through the door to boost their spirits. Use this template bit.ly/viralkindness to print off offers of help.

Sunrise of Winchester on Stockbridge Road is appealing for children’s pictures for its isolated residents. They can be left in its postbox outside.


SHARE THE LOVE

Since lockdown, lots of wonderful new community initiatives have been set up across the city.

You can find out about them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/winchestermag which we update daily.

We’ve also found lots of great information on Mutual Aid Winchester at www.facebook.com/groups/131112588908378


DIG DEEP FOR OUR NHS

Save local lives by contributing to the Dig Deep campaign.

Hampshire Medical Fund is raising money for life-saving equipment for local hospitals including Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Your donation will help buy additional equipment to treat people affected by the Corona Virus.

www.hampshiremedicalfund.org/the-dig-deep-campaign


FUN FOR KIDS

Turn the house into a treasure hunt.

Winchester-based children’s interior company Pea has some lovely free activities on its web site, including colouring templates and a home-based treasure hunt game.  


LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD FOR LOCAL PEOPLE

Lots of Winchester businesses are offering groceries that they wouldn’t normally sell that can be ordered for home delivery alongside their usual specialist foods.

Check out the web sites of The Bridge Patisserie, The Cheese Stall, Open House Deli, Projects and more.

Check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/winchestermag


GO ON A SELF-GUIDED WALK

Getting out in the fresh air is important for everyone – even now that most of us are free to get out and about in the city.

Find out more about Winchester and download a free walking guide from the Tourist Office web site. Although you won’t be able to go inside some of the places they take in, there’s plenty to be enjoyed outside.

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/brochures


GET SOME STRUCTURE IN YOUR DAY

Finding it hard to find structure in your day following lockdown?

Winchester professional home de-clutterer and organiser Sue Spencer from A Life More Organised has a downloadable free weekly planner that can be used to schedule in activities, learning time and exercise if you have kids at home and can help you plan your day if you don’t.

www.alifemoreorganised.co.uk/weekly-planner