Poole Schools' NHS Care Support Fund for Materials

by Mark Hannington in Poole, England, United Kingdom

Poole Schools' NHS Care Support Fund for Materials
We did it
On 8th May 2020 we successfully raised £5,689 with 133 supporters in 28 days

Please help unite behind the NHS staff who are doing such a brave job, saving lives, and help keep those staff safe and out of harm’s way.

by Mark Hannington in Poole, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If the money raised outstrips our needs for materials to produce PPE for the NHS with PPE masks and other related PPE items, we will aim to produce other things to support NHS staff during the crisis, like hand cream for those whose hands get sore after cleaning and sanitising their hands all day.

Any surplus funds on top of the costs of materials will go towards the following:

1. Maintenance of the laser cutter and other tools used to produce the PPE by us at PGS.

2. Production of PGS "GO NHS" Beeswax and Lavender Hand Cream for staff to use after cleaning and sanitizing their hands so regularly, which then become sore and dry.

3. Any surplus thereafter we'll donate to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/masks4nhsheroes & / or to

http://www.poolehospitalcharity.co.uk/ & / or to 

https://www.bhcharity.org/


Please help us unite behind the NHS staff who are doing such a brave job, saving lives, and help keep those staff safe and out of harm’s way whilst doing their job, so that many more staff are not killed in the fight against this terrible virus.[1]  Shortages of PPE in the NHS are very well documented, but without them or if they become ill in any form, they’re taken away from the frontline.[2]  The BMA has joined that documented shortage with a call for a mass manufacturing effort in their press release just under a week ago on 3rd April 2020.[3]  Local schools and universities have already been active in stepping up to meet this call.[4]  A local company has stepped up and is forging ahead with mass production of PPE masks.[5]  A massive fundraising campaign has already raised close to an amazing £1.6 million for PPE for NHS staff.[6]  We have started production in the last few days of our own face masks, whilst other schools have already produced many so far, but there are some things holding us all back, which is where you might be able to please help us.

[1] https://www.dauk.org/news/2020/4/3/fourthdoctordiesofcovid

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/06/nhs-doctors-lacking-ppe-bullied-into-treating-covid-19-patients &

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-nhs-ppe-shortage-masks-doctors-a9447886.html & 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/nurse-poll-hints-at-scale-of-shortage-of-key-masks-gowns-and-respirators-06-04-2020/ &

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/04/nurses-forced-hold-breath-treating-coronavirus-patients-masks/ &

https://www.dauk.org/news/2020/4/2/dauk-in-gp-online-gps-barred-from-speaking-out-about-ppe-shortages &

https://www.dauk.org/news/2020/4/6/jointstatementdoctorsinuniteppe &

https://www.dauk.org/news/2020/4/3/daukskynewsnhsppeapp

[3] https://www.bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/health-and-manufacturing-unions-join-forces-in-call-for-mass-ppe-manufacturing-effort

[4] https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18364082.blandford-school-makes-ppe-kit-3d-printers-nhs-staff/ &

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18360883.bryanston-school-answer-appeal-ppe-making-kit-3d-printers/ &

https://www.facebook.com/CorfeHillsSchool/ &

https://twitter.com/poole_high/status/1247471748058054657

[5] https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11315246/british-company-medworx-face-shields-nhs-appeal/ & https://medworx.co.uk/index.php

[6] https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/masks4nhsheroes

What do we need?

  • Funds to buy...
  • Materials – sheet plastic of any colour with a thickness of 0.35 to 0.5 millimetres to make the head straps.  Corfe Hills staff notes he needs: 220 micron / 0.5mm plastic sheet (thin, clear polypropolene) or HIP (high impact polystyrene).
  • Clear plastic / acetate

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