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Mark Grimwood

Mark Grimwood is crowdfunding

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£2,000
raised of £2,000 target by 47 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to to make full face protective shields for frontline staff and carers.

Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Lancashire

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Linda and I are making full eye, nose and mouth protection in the form of clear acetate face shields that are simple to wear and effective.

We can increase production with a good quality cutting machine, and further supplies of acetate film, sticky-backed foam and elastic, the only ingredients beyond our own time.

We’ve all heard about the lack of PPE for NHS staff and carers from the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. The supply line has improved, particularly for those that are right at the front of the battle, but for the care community putting their lives at risk in other situations, protective equipment is still in short supply.

With your help in funding supplies to our home-micro-factory, we can improve the chances of our “customers” avoiding picking up the virus as they devote their time to caring for their patients, whether they are actually or potentially infected.

Linda and I love gardening, but there’s a limit to how much time we want to spend weeding, tickling, tittivating and pressure washing! So we are mixing up our days between our favourite lockdown activity and producing the face shields, which we are giving away to those in urgent need, or selling when stocks allow.

Buyers are also being asked for donations, and any surpluses are to be donated to worthy local Coronavirus appeals.

Thank you!!!

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  • Mark Grimwood4 months ago
    Mark Grimwood

    Mark Grimwood

    4 months ago

    It’s great that so many other people are making PPE, but it has meant that acetate, foam strip and elastic are in very short supply. We have been unable to make any face shields for two weeks now, but finally we are fully stocked again, and production can recommence!!

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  • Mark Grimwood4 months ago
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    Mark Grimwood

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    With off line cash donations, we’ve hit over £2,000!! Thank you so much everyone.

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  • Mark Grimwood4 months ago
    Mark Grimwood

    Mark Grimwood

    4 months ago

    We were put in touch with an NHS COVID-19 Procurement Centre, and finding that some A&E staff and paramedics at an NHS Trust hospital in the northwest were not properly PPE protected, we rushed there with 30 of our face shields to fill the gap. We don’t have a photo to show, but it’s appropriate that today I was returning from my first ever grandchild social distanced meeting, and spotted this awesome double rainbow. Thank you NHS and all frontline workers!!

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5 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/31/2020 07.38

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47

  • Ian Shuter

    Ian Shuter

    May 31, 2020

    Keep going both

    £42.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 24, 2020

    £10.00

  • Barrie and Priscilla

    Barrie and Priscilla

    May 5, 2020

    Best wishes to you both and wishing you every success.

    £20.00

  • Peter Moorhead

    Peter Moorhead

    May 4, 2020

    What a great project Mark and Linda. Best of luck with your fundraising and production and I hope to see you again soon. Shared to Facebook - Celebrate Health & Fitness page.

    £100.00

  • Jo & Vera

    Jo & Vera

    May 3, 2020

    Hello Mark & Linda, what a brilliant idea, and well done both of you. Following in Captain Tom's footsteps with only a few millions more to raise before you beat his record! Best wishes - Jo & Vera

    £20.00

  • Uncle Bob and Auntie Ronnie

    Uncle Bob and Auntie Ronnie

    May 3, 2020

    Well done Mark and Linda, a wonderful idea!

    £30.00

  • Graham “ Oakers” Oakeby

    Graham “ Oakers” Oakeby

    May 3, 2020

    Hello Mark & Linda, I had no idea you were doing this and what a brilliant effort you are both doing. Hope my donation goes some way to achieving your target . Best wishes

    £100.00

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Mark Grimwood

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Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Lancashire

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