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£1,716
raised of £500 target by 74 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,716 to Help to buy another one or two 3D PRINTERS, so we can donate more PPE visors to the NHS

    Knutsford, Cheshire
    Funded on Saturday, 1st August 2020

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    Hi Everyone,
    Myself and my partner Adam Fowle couldn't believe the shortage of PPE equipment amongst the NHS staff and care homes, we have friends who are doctors and nurses and who told us of their fear from having inadequate PPE equipment and in some cases no protective facial shields.
    So we decided that we could help and use our 3D printer to make a simple yet effective face shield for any NHS staff that needed them.
    I started by posting on Facebook explaining we were making them and asking of people wanted them, the response was amazing, so many hospitals amd care homes were eager to have the face shields.
    I asked if anyone locally could help with their own 3d Printer, and within a few days we had Martyn and Sarah Chudley, Gary Cheung, and Ross Mcwilliam helping us.

    We actually started making 3D printed face shields for the NHS just over a week ago, so far we have all made an amazing 641, which we have donated to hospitals, doctors, social workers, District nurses, care homes, paramedics and food banks.

    We have had a huge response to my original Facebook post, and had donations of laminated pouches and some rolls of filament.
    We feel that if anybody had even £1 spare and could donate to our cause, then with about £250 we could get another 3d printer on the go, doubling production for one of us, and if there were more donations we could even get a second printer.

    We also continually need rolls of plastic filament too, so any excess money would be spent on this, and finally any money left over would be donated back to the NHS.

    We are all doing this for free for NHS staff and funding it ourselves, so any help even a little would be greatly appreciated. The head band and face shield costs us around 65p for each unit.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    Ali, Adam, Sarah, Martyn, Gary and Ross.

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    • Alison Umpleby1 year ago
      Alison Umpleby

      Alison Umpleby

      1 year ago

      A paramedic wearing one of our face shields 😊

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    • Alison Umpleby1 year ago
      Alison Umpleby

      Alison Umpleby

      1 year ago

      Today we passed the 1000 mark for donated faceshields! Well done to the whole team, every one makes such a difference! Thank you to everyone who has donated too!

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    • Alison Umpleby1 year ago
      Alison Umpleby

      Alison Umpleby

      1 year ago

      Thanks so much to all the supporters, we now have 7 of us printing the visors with our 3d printers, any surplus money will be spent on filament rolls for the printers, as we are going through these at a high rate between 2 and 3 rolls per person per week, and these cost £25 a roll, we then have to buy laminator sheets to complete the PPE visors. 😊 Thanks so much you are helping to save lives!!!!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/30/2020 08.02

    Supporters

    74

    • Theo Chan

      Theo Chan

      May 30, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 1, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 30, 2020

      Bril for little old Knutsford

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 30, 2020

      Great effort

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 26, 2020

      Amazing work. Well done.

      £20.00

    • Georgina Nugent and family

      Georgina Nugent and family

      Apr 26, 2020

      Well done for all of your hard work!

      £20.00

    • Don D

      Don D

      Apr 25, 2020

      Great effort by all concerned

      £20.00

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    Alison Umpleby

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    Knutsford, Cheshire

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