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Closed 23/05/2020

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£1,565
raised of £1,000 target by 74 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,565 to help fund the 3D printer purchased to assist with the manufacture of COVID-19 masks for NHS and other care workers.

    New Malden
    Funded on Saturday, 23rd May 2020

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    As the COVID-19 crisis developed, it soon became clear there was a national shortage of appropriate PPE in the form of face shields (amongst other shortages of PPE). A number of schools, colleges and universities started to use their 3D printing facilities to manufacture frames that could be used with sheet PVC to create a suitable face shield. St John the Baptist school in Woking started making these and asked if we could help with the manufacture of frames. The local demand for these products was much greater than expected. As our current 3D printer was several years old, it was slow and problematic when trying to print large quantities throughout the day. The PTA kindly agreed to fund an upgrade to facilitate more frames being printed. This has increased production significantly and we are now producing between 20 and 30 a day. Overall, the efforts of the two schools have delivered over 500 face shields to local NHS staff and other care workers. The demand is still high and we currently have orders for over 150 more. This fundraiser will be used to replace some of the money the PTA have spent on this project, so they can continue their excellent and invaluable work within the school when we return to normality. With other PTA events cancelled or postponed this year, there have been limited fundraising opportunities. Any amount you can spare is much appreciated.

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      74

      • Joanne Small

        Joanne Small

        May 8, 2020

        A fantastic purchase supporting the school and the community at this difficult time.

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 28, 2020

        £50.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 26, 2020

        Thank you for organising this quiz and for such a worthy cause. Keep safe and well everyone.

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 25, 2020

        Proud to be part of the Challoner family

        £50.00

      • Mrs Lepore

        Mrs Lepore

        Apr 25, 2020

        Excellent cause! Well Done to everybody involved!

        £10.00

      • Edel

        Edel

        Apr 25, 2020

        Very proud to be part of the Richard Challoner community who are doing such a wonderful job of supporting people during this time. Thank you for a great Quiz!

        £30.00

      • Susanne Hogan

        Susanne Hogan

        Apr 25, 2020

        Fantastic work to help the frontline workers. Well Done! The Hogan Family

        £30.00

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