Crestwood school in Eastleigh have taken on the task of producing vital Personal Protection Equipment for key workers in the Borough and surrounding areas.
Alan Haymer is a Design Technology Technician at the secondary school and decided to make use of the tools and man power they had available whilst the school is only partially open.
They applied for a Community Grant through the Council, which are available to some organisations during this current time of uncertainty and were awarded £1000 to begin making the equipment. They used the money to purchase materials and began to manufacture visors for health care workers on the frontline.
To date they have made approximately 2040 visors and are on track to continue producing up to 1000 a week. Hospitals have also requested that they manufacture facemask tension straps which they have made 1100 of already.
The PPE has already been distributed to the following;
Southampton General Hospital
Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester
As well as Doctors surgeries, local pharmacies and various care homes in the local community.
Crestwood are still looking for donations of more materials including;
0.5mm Polypropylene sheet
200 or 240 micron A4 Acetate sheet same as used for binding documents
They have already received kind donations from Evans Shims & Gaskets of Fordingbridge; donated offcuts of Polypropylene and Willows Pre School of Chandler’s Ford; purchased enough material to make 400 visors.
The school have received messages of appreciation from four practices where the vital personal protection equipment will be used to protect staff, between the four surgeries they cover around 43,000 patients.
If you know a business that can provide materials please email the Economy Team