North West businesses supporting our NHS

While we are all rightly proud of our NHS, who is honest enough to admit that, in the past, they have kind of taken it for granted? Not anymore. What the terrible coronavirus pandemic has highlighted, practically on a minute by minute basis, is what a magnificent and vital creation the NHS is – and the people who staff the NHS, who make it work, even in such unprecedent times – are among the bravest and most dedicated workforces anywhere in the world.

Standing on our doorsteps on a Thursday evening and clapping may seem a bit trivial, nevertheless, it’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for these amazing and courageous people. To all NHS staff, we applaud you.

Warrington Blinds Direct – supports our NHS

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Blinds specialist with a fast and friendly service. Special offers: Buy one get one free on: Blackout roller blinds, vertical blinds, roller blinds, wooden Venetian blinds with cords, wooden Venetian blinds with tapes and metal Venetian blinds. Multiple window offers: Seven vertical blinds – any size in white and cream only £149 while stocks last, seven roller blinds in over 40 colours only com £199, six machine washable vertical blinds only £199.

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Tele: 01925575582


Email: info@warringtonblindsdirect.

East Lancashire Railway – supports the NHS

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Please can you help your local HERITAGE Railway.

It has taken many years and a lot of skill, dedication and EXPENCE to restore the steam locomotives pictured above from rusting hulks of metal in a scrapyard and return them to full working order.

Their regular use hauling passenger trains over the 12 miles of The ELR owned railway from Heywood to Rawtenstall has made The East Lancashire Railway a major attraction for visitors to Bury and the surrounding area.

We are unable to operate right now due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

The ELR therefore has NO passengers, consequently NO income.

The staff have been furloughed but despite this drastic measure our costs have increased as we felt compelled to employ Licensed Security Staff in order to protect our Heritage assets.

We are mindful of the financial restraints on everyone in these difficult times. Any contribution that you are able to make to our fundraising appeal will hopefully mean that we are able to provide you with an enjoyable day out for families once the country has recovered from the difficulties this terrible virus has caused.

If you can donate funds, please do so via the ELR website

Houghtons Funeral Home – supports the NHS

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Houghtons are experienced and dedicated family-run independent funeral directors who you can rely on at the most difficult of times. We will guide you through the practical steps leading up to the funeral, such the legal steps you need to take, so that the funeral can take place. And we are always here after the funeral if you would like further help and support.

Houghtons, helping bereaved families in Warrington, Widnes & Runcorn through difficult times. Help, advice and guidance available online at:

Sale Domestic Appliances – supports our NHS

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We've been providing domestic appliances to the Sale and Trafford area since 1989. We are committed to providing top quality goods, the highest level of service and a friendly approach to all our customers.
A determination to offer only the best white goods at the most competitive prices has earned us a strong reputation in the Trafford area, with customers visiting from across the borough. And, with the recent refurbishment at the shop, the choice is even greater than ever.
We are a real family-run business, ensuring that customer care is an important part of the shopping experience.
We are proud to be an independent retailer for Euronics, the largest electrical buying group in Europe.

Tel: 0161 9732518

Address: 89 Washway Road, Sale, M33 7TQ

Web: Sale Domestic Appliances

ETM Blinds – supports our NHS

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Welcome to ETM Window Blinds, your local blinds specialist. We have a wide variety of blinds ranging from our classical wooden Venetian blinds to our modern looking roller blinds. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. We usually visit your house or premises to measure for your blinds and then visit again to fit the blinds when made to measure. We are a friendly reliable service that pride ourselves on customer service.

Tele: 08000787581/07894143349



Cato Crane Auctioneers – supports our NHS

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Founded in 1985 by John Crane, Cato Crane hold auctions every month within the Stanhope Street auction rooms. Specialist auctions are held in other locations.

Their next auction is on Wednesday, April 22 at 10.30am and you can view and bid online at from Friday, April 17. Cato Crane is operating normally, however, their office staff will stop working at 4pm each day. Meanwhile, their specialist removal team is working normal hours.

For visitors to the auction rooms, gloves, masks and gel are available and advised upon arrival.

John Crane will be pleased to hear from you – 7 days a week – and his direct line is 0151 342 2321 or on 07836 209995 – you can also use ‘FaceTime’ to show him items in real time.

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Web: Cato Crane Auctioneers

RMNJ Solicitors – supports our NHS

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RMNJ Solicitors of Birkenhead on the Wirral in Merseyside, established 1948, offer friendly and professional legal help for conveyancing, family and children law, accident claims, wills, probate, contested probate, mediation, police station advice, magistrates court and crown court, prison law and mental health law.

The office remains open and we continue to provide all services. We are operating with reduced staff at present as some of us are working from home or self-isolating in accordance with government guidelines.
Please bear with us if we don’t pick up your call or respond to emails or post as swiftly as usual. If calling to the office in person, please make an appointment.
Click for further important information for: Conveyancing
Click for further important information for: Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney's and all Probate Services

J&R Holt, the home of quality lamb – supports our NHS

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At Great House Farm, John and Richard Holt (that’s us) are committed to our top-quality lamb. You can be confident that what you purchase from us is top quality and backed by the British Quality Assured standard mark. This means your meat is of excellent eating quality and comes to you direct from our farm, thus reducing administration and distribution costs. When you purchase meat from us, you're buying from the very same farmers to have reared and produced it.

We aren't a retail outlet, we're genuine farmers – that's why you can only find our produce at local farmer's markets across the region. Over the years, we have become regular traders at many farmer's markets and our regular customers are testimony to the quality of our lamb and bacon.

The benefits of buying your lamb from your local farmer is that the produce spends less time in travel. Arrives at your table fresher. Increased taste, tenderness and nutrition. Fewer food miles are good for the environment. Supporting local business, local Farmers. Need we say more. LOCAL IS BEST – BY MILES

Great House Farm | Helmshore | Rossendale | BB4 4AJ | 01706 212296/07547 059272

Web: J&R Holt, Great House Farm

Grahame’s – gluten free butchers – supports the NHS

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Grahame's is a family-run business located in Colne town centre. We are a local butcher who specialises in gluten-free produce. You won't regret buying from us!
If you ever need to go on a gluten-free diet you will be surprised how much food containes gluten, usually in the form of wheat flour in sauces and seasonings, and rusk in sausages and burgers.

All meat is naturally gluten free but sausages, burgers and most coated meat isn't – we make our own – that's why our products taste so good.

From Bambi Burgers to Tomahawk steaks, treacle bacon to the best pies in town, for quality gluten-free products, shop at Grahame’s. We are now able to take contactless card payments.

Check out Facebook for the daily offers. Give us a call today on 01282 863593

CMYK Printing – supporting the NHS

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We are a family run printing company serving the people of Burnley since 2004. CMYK prides itself on excellent customer service and product knowledge. We have developed our product range over the years to match the ever-changing needs of our clients. We originally started serving Burnley, Nelson, Colne and Pendle, as our services grew so did our delivery scope. We now send printed material all over the United Kingdom.

Our services include:

  • Document Printing
  • Booklet Printing / Brochure Printing
  • Business Stationery including Letterhead printing, Compliments Slip Printing, Document Folders and Envelope Printing
  • Business Card Printing including various finishing options – gloss laminated business cards, matt laminated business cards, rounded corners, Short Run Business Cards Printed Same Day
  • Kraft card printing – Invitations and Business Cards
  • Roller Banner Printing – from desktop Roller Banners to Super Wide Roller Banner Printing
  • Flyer Printing
  • Folded Leaflet Printing
  • Funeral Stationery – Funeral Order of Service Printing and Funeral Bookmarks
  • A4, A3, A2, A1, A0 Poster Printing – From Short Run Poster Printing to 1000's all quantities are covered.
  • Vinyl Printing – Trade accounts welcome for vinyl printing
  • Vinyl Sticker Printing – Custom Vinyl Stickers and Health and Safety Sticker Printing
  • Banner Printing – Short term to long term banners.
  • Signage Printing – We print on to Correx, Foam Board and Alu Panel (DiBond)

Web: CMYK Printing

Tel: 01282 421000


Zest Living – supports our NHS

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Zest Living is an innovative homecare service with the aim of offering something different to the industry.

In this time of crisis, it’s important for our online readers to understand what we are doing to keep our carers and clients safe from the global pandemic COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.

Below is a list of actions we will be taking to help protect both our clients and carers. The extra measures we have put into place to address this crisis.

To help ensure that our clients do not get sick as a result of COVID 19 we have implemented several policies and rules to protect them.

Before and after a client visit: Carers are required to wash their hands thoroughly with soap & hot water before attending a client visit and after finishing with the client. Carers are provided with their own towel.

Equipment: We are continuing to supply the carers with gloves, aprons, hand-sanitizer, and masks.

Checking your temperature regularly: We have infrared thermometers for anybody wishing to check their temperature.

Communication between management and carers: We have increased our line of communication between our office management team and our carers. Our management team are now in the field delivering essentials to our carer outside the client’s house.

Getting our clients their everyday essentials: Shopping – household essentials, food, and drink will now be picked up by our carers from the local supermarket.

Keeping the family informed: Regular updates will be sent to family members to ensure they understand what care is being delivered and to gain insight into the client’s mental health.

Government guidelines: We are encouraging staff to follow all government and health expert guidelines. This includes keeping two metres away from others when out in public, washing your hands regularly, and covering your mouth when coughing.

Getting in touch: If you would like to talk to us about obtaining care for a loved one in the Cheshire area feel free to give us a ring on 0161 941 6677 for a telephone assessment.


The government guidelines in regards to COVID-19 can be found on the NHS website.