Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Daniel Kozakewycz raised £6,952.5 from 177 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 24/04/2020

raised of £1,000 target by 177 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,952 to manufacture essential PPE face masks for frontline keyworkers on the Isle of Wight.

    Isle of Wight, UK
    Funded on Friday, 24th April 2020

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    The NHS is currently facing a severe shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, exacerbated by the interruption of supply chains from China.

    My business normally produces corporate gifts and merchandise for the automotive industry, however following a drop in demand for our usual product line, we would like to turn our full production capacity towards supporting the NHS and all frontline key workers during the crisis by producing much needed face masks.

    We do not feel that it is right to charge for this essential gear during a crisis and would like to donate these wherever they are needed, however given the demand for this type of equipment we do need help covering our production and staffing costs. In addition to keeping our own overheads covered during this difficult time will be offering work to self employed people who have fallen through the cracks of the govenements support package and found themselves having to rely on nothing but the woefully inadequate universal credit during the economic turmoil that is currently unfolding.

    Our current production capacity is around 300 units per day, with production costs estimated at around £2.50 unit once assembly and packaging are taken into account.

    Thank you for your support!

    FAQ's that have been raised so far:

    "The funding goal has been reached, do we need to donate more"

    The £1000 goal was merely a base line to get us started. The more donations that are made, the more of these we can produce!

    "Can't the NHS just buy them?"

    I have a meeting with St Mary's tomorrow (Monday 23rd) to discuss their requirements (some designs are not approved for medical use due to the difficulty of sterilising them, we will make sure ours is suitable).

    As I understand it they will offer to reimburse any equipment donations made 'as and when the funds are available'. If/when those funds are reimbursed, we will put that money back in to producing more equipment for any other businesses or individuals that are in need of them.

    "Can I buy a mask?"

    I will be setting up a request form to allow any businesses or individuals that require these masks to order them, we will do our best to ensure that all requests are met however the NHS will take priority initially. No payment will be required, however a donation would most certainly be appreciated!

    "How do we know this isn't a scam"

    There's a lot of this going around at the moment, so I can understand the scepticism. I've used my real name, and my business name (Black Art Graphics). I am known to the local community especially around the Bembridge area where I am based. You can look us up, and under normal circumstances I'd invite you to come round to the studio, but that's sadly not an option at the moment!



    • Daniel Kozakewycz8 months ago
      Daniel Kozakewycz

      Daniel Kozakewycz

      8 months ago

      First drop has been made to St Mary’s! A few production issues meant we were only able to get 1200 packed and ready by our deadline, however we are working over the weekend to get the remaining 800 ready for delivery on Monday. 💪 It was a truly humbling experience to walk into the hospital with these to be greeted by a round of applause from the hospital staff! 😭🤯 Massive thank you once again to everyone that has helped us to get this far, we couldn’t have done it without you guys! 🙏🥰 Lots more to come, this donation is just the start!

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Daniel Kozakewycz8 months ago
      Daniel Kozakewycz

      Daniel Kozakewycz

      8 months ago

      I have now completed our new PPE request form, if you or someone in your family works in a essential front line role, is need of one (or more) of our visors and is NOT covered by the Isle of Wight NHS trust, please submit a request here and we will get some out to you as soon as we can. No payment is required, however the form will recommended a donation. Demand will be high, so please bear with us while scale up the supply to match!

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Daniel Kozakewycz8 months ago
      Daniel Kozakewycz

      Daniel Kozakewycz

      8 months ago

      Quick clip of the laser in action. Our 130W CO2 makes light work of the 0.5mm PETG, cuts like a hot knife through butter!

      Share this update to help us raise more

    8 months ago

    Daniel Kozakewycz started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 4/11/2020 00.53



    • Anonymous


      Apr 11, 2020




      Apr 9, 2020

      Thank you and keep up the good work.


    • Jane


      Apr 8, 2020

      Well done Daniel. You probably won’t know how many lives you are saving. That goes for all the people who donate too.

    • Anonymous


      Apr 7, 2020

      Thank you from the thoracic theatre team at uhs. The visors will be greatfully used.


    • Island Environmental Hygiene Ltd

      Island Environmental Hygiene Ltd

      Apr 5, 2020

      Thank you so much for our masks, you are doing an amazing thing 😊


    • Anonymous


      Apr 5, 2020

      keep up the great work!

    • Carol Woods

      Carol Woods

      Apr 5, 2020

      Great work guys Thank you


    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Daniel Kozakewycz

    Daniel Kozakewycz

    Isle of Wight, UK

    Isle of Wight based entrenprenuer and mechanical design engineer, founder of automotive gifting company Black Art Graphics.

    Report this Page