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£5,220
raised of £200 target by 167 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,220 to Help us to fund equipment & supplies. We are making personal protective equipment for local NHS & care workers by 3D printing & lasercutting

    Melton Mowbray
    Funded on Wednesday, 20th May 2020

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    We are the Howling family who own and run the Sysonby Knoll Hotel in Melton Mowbray. We are Jenny, Gavin and our children James & Zoe. With a keen flair for electronics and engineering, James and Gavin have been making personal protective equipment (PPE) for local NHS and care workers and have so far made over 1000 pieces. They are using laser cutting machines as well as 3D printers (6 of them!) but need your help to raise funds to buy more supplies! We are spending approx 50p to make each face shield.

    Our sincere thanks goes out to Ratcliffe College for the loan of additional 3D printers, the local Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray, the PA at Ratcliffe College and those of you who have already sent vital supplies but we really do need more. Any amount will be so very gratefully appreciated and you can keep up with our daily makings on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

    Our PPE has already been sent to local residential and care homes within and around Melton, various local pharmacies, some local nurses known to us, Rutland County Council as well as the Glenfield Hospital and Queen's Medical Centre. We very much hope to continue providing PPE for as long as we can in our small effort to help in this Covid19 crisis. Thank you so much for reading our story.

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    • James Howling and Family3 months ago
      James Howling and Family

      James Howling and Family

      3 months ago

      The money that you have all been so generously donating has mostly been used, however there is enough left that we can continue to supply the lower numbers that we are now being asked for by care homes and other front line workers. If anyone reading this is still in need, please do continue to contact us with your requests. Once again our sincere thanks to everyone who has donated to this cause, we are so incredibly grateful to you all. With best wishes, The Howling family at Sysonby Knoll

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    • James Howling and Family3 months ago
      James Howling and Family

      James Howling and Family

      3 months ago

      An update for you on 19th May - we have now produced and distributed over 6000 face shields and supplied various hospitals and front line carers in the local area. The local hospitals have notified us that they are now receiving regular and reliable supplies of PPE which is great news, however it means they no longer require additional shields from us and we feel that it is an appropriate time to close this page to donations. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has donated to this cause, we are so incredibly grateful to you all.

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    • James Howling and Family4 months ago
      James Howling and Family

      James Howling and Family

      4 months ago

      The things you do to have a bit of a fun family challenge! Here is our ode to our care workers out of all the stock we have! On a serious note we've gone past another milestone of 3,300 face shields now dispatched out of our doors. Thank you all!

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    4 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/20/2020 08.17

    Supporters

    167

    • EMCARE

      EMCARE

      May 18, 2020

    • Jane cooper

      Jane cooper

      May 17, 2020

      Excellent, thank you

      £10.00

    • Helen

      Helen

      May 16, 2020

      Hi all many many thanks for helping myself & work friends able to get back to work safely & for all the help you have done to back the nhs etc x

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2020

      To Gavin, Jenny and family- wonderful work you are doing. Well done to you all.Chris and Fran Rainforth

      £30.00

    • Mandy evans

      Mandy evans

      May 3, 2020

      Many thanks for thr face masks keep up your amazing work. From mandy at sit and settle cafe

      £30.00

    • Stuart Packwood

      Stuart Packwood

      Apr 27, 2020

      Keep the amazing work James, what an inspiration you are keep up the hard work. Stuart & Claire Packwood 👏

      £50.00

    • Vikki Nolan

      Vikki Nolan

      Apr 27, 2020

      Thank you for the face shields these will be a great help when I visit my clients in the local care homes . Vikki Nolan Sole to Sole Footcare 👣

      £20.00

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