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£3,450
raised of £5,000 target by 113 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,450 to Donate Protective Masks for NHS Staff in Edinburgh During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th July 2020

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    #MasksForEdinburghNHS

    The picture is of my sister-in-law last week testing people for Coronavirus in Edinburgh. Her and my brother are NHS doctors who have spent their lives helping vulnerable people working in hospitals in poverty-stricken areas in Bizana, South Africa, and even volunteering themselves during the Ebola crisis at great personal risk (they were turned down for being too young).

    My brother works for Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh and his wife for the Regional Infections Diseases Unit in Edinburgh, who are working on the frontline of the Coronavirus (COVID - 19) outbreak. They are wonderful people and parents to my nephew, a wee toddler who needs his mum and dad despite their long shifts.

    I was frustrated and heart-broken to hear this morning that they only have a limited supply of respirator masks which are the only protection they have between them and this virus. Many of them are going out on the front-lines and I feel like we have to help with this. Please use this opportunity to make a tremendous practical difference in the lives of these people on the front-lines when they need it most. Help me get my brother, his wife and all of their colleagues some extra face masks!

    100% of funds raised will go towards:

    1. Buying the NHS approved respirator masks wherever we can get a hold of them and donating them to Sick Kids Hospital Edinburgh and the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU). I have bought 10 so far with my own funds which will be delivered to Sick Kids Hospital and RIDU when they arrive. There are still masks available but this will be very difficult as most suppliers are completely sold out and will likely involve any and all means including eBay bidding and trying to source them from industrial suppliers.

    We will not approach any NHS suppliers, we're only trying to source privately-held masks and get them back into the healthcare system.

    2. When we can't get masks all remaining funds will be transferred directly to the Charge Nurse at The Regional Infectious Diseases Unit to help her staff during this crisis: sanitisation supplies, having meals delivered to hospital etc.

    To raise funds for this I will be running 100km (5k every day) over the next month. I'll provide video updates on these throughout.

    We don't have much time as it takes 6-10 days to get the funds once the campaign is done so I will update every 3 days on progress and consider finishing the campaign after week 1 and launching a 2nd in order to start buying masks sooner.We may reach a point where we just cannot source any more face masks due to shortage and in this case I'll update on how the funds are being used to the help the RIDU staff.

    Thank you!

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    • Iain Campbell6 months ago
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      Iain Campbell

      6 months ago

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    • Iain Campbell7 months ago
      Iain Campbell

      Iain Campbell

      7 months ago

      254 respirator masks and counting on their way to NHS staff in Edinburgh thanks to your support! The majority of these are the highest rated FFP3 standard and the exact models approved by the NHS. I have also teamed up with 3D printers The Open Factory in Edinburgh who are 3D printing a supply of Face-Shields to donate to the Infectious Diseases Unit. Check out the pic below. Please consider donating again to the campaign if you can! So far we have used £2347.98 buying the masks. Receipts and breakdown here: https://bit.ly/2xh8UDT Thank you!

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    • Iain Campbell7 months ago
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      Iain Campbell

      7 months ago

      Hi all, thank you for the incredible continued support! We are now also looking for mask donations from private companies who stock respirator masks for staff use or sale. Do you know anyone in the following industries? Please email me at iainhcampbell@gmail.com if you can make a connection. Thank you! Construction businesses and contractors Woodworking shops Manufacturing plants and factories Landscapers Auto shops Painters Nail salons Hardware/tool stores Mold remediation companies Cleaning companies Companies operating in wildfire zones

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    Supporters

    113

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 8, 2020

      £30.00

    • Jo Woolls

      Jo Woolls

      May 3, 2020

      Amazing cause Iain and Rebecca. Love to you both and you're family Iain ( heroes💞🌈)

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 2, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 22, 2020

      £5.00

    • Muslim Alim

      Muslim Alim

      Apr 16, 2020

      Mighty effort Iain - more power to you ✊🏾

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 15, 2020

      Thank you for your work!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 11, 2020

      Well done guys

      £5.00

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    Iain Campbell

    Iain Campbell

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    I am a Husband/soon to be Dad, Music Producer for a Scottish Interactive Entertainment company and a part-time PhD Student studying Global Health at Edinburgh University. I love doing 2 main things: Making things sound awesome. Helping people have better mental health.

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