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Closed 08/05/2020

raised of £1,500 target by 457 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,673 to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) face shields for medical/care staff.

    Bishop's Stortford
    Funded on Friday, 8th May 2020

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    It's pretty cool when your form tutor provides PPE that supports you and your team in the NHS at a time like this.

    With the global pandemic of Covid-19, supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical/care staff are running very low or are non-existent in certain locations.

    We have designed a simple face shield which provides at least a basic level of protection for ‘front line’ medical staff. This design is available to anyone who can join in with this effort. However, if you would just like to see how it is made you can also do that via our Instructable:

    Many other schools and colleges nationally (and now internationally) are joining in, using this design.

    You may have seen our team on the Steph Show on Tuesday 31 March and can view this here .

    We have calculated the cost per face shield is approximately 70p. Whilst we do have stock of materials at the moment we are very soon going to need to order more in order to be able to continue meeting the strong demand from the NHS. (NB: Birchwood High School itself has donated over £1000 in materials already.)

    If there are any funds left over from this appeal, we will donate the funds onto an NHS charity to support frontline staff impacted by the virus.

    UPDATE: We have chosen the NHS COVID-19 wards at 'Herts & Essex Community Hospital' and 'The Princess Alexandra Hospital', to be used towards whatever they see as their highest priority.

    Thank you in advance, any support you can give would be very much appreciated.

    Birchwood High School



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      2 years ago

      Our Story... We were initially contacted by a parent who was desperately short of PPE for her and her team asking if we could help. Mr Stephens and Mr Newman set out to design a face shield they could manufacture. After various upgrades an amazing 11,500 face shields have been delivered so far. A huge thanks to the people who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. A special thanks must go to everyone who donated through our Just Giving page which ends tonight, or given materials, without this we would not have been able to do the project.

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      Here are some of the many organisations we have distributed to: Herts & Essex Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Southend Hospital, Basildon Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, Chelmsford & Cambridge Prisons, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service, GP Surgeries & Pharmacies, Care Homes & Care Companies across Hertfordshire & Essex, but everyone in the Stortford district, Hospices in Barnet & Harlow and Stortford Fire & Police services.

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    • Lisa


      May 1, 2020

      Such a good cause and well done to everyone involved


    • Tom Abbott

      Tom Abbott

      May 1, 2020

      Go Birchwood!


    • Monica Jordan

      Monica Jordan

      May 1, 2020

      Brilliant Jess, keep up the great work....keeping our frontline workers safe 😀👍


    • Anonymous


      Apr 29, 2020

    • Collette Winson

      Collette Winson

      Apr 27, 2020

      This is amazing! Keep up the good work :-)

    • Whitehorn family

      Whitehorn family

      Apr 24, 2020

      Great to be able to do something practical to support the NHS!


    • The Sears Family

      The Sears Family

      Apr 22, 2020

      Amazing, well done to everyone in supporting the NHS


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