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£4,030
raised of £10,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,030 to urgently fund medical PPE for our Jersey care homes, shelters & essential workers NOT receiving States or Parish funds in the COVID crisis

    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Funded on Monday, 3rd August 2020

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    URGENT APPEAL FOR HELP TO DONATE MONEY AND/OR MAKE RE-USABLE COTTON SURGICAL MASKS AND VISORS.

    Many of us know or love someone who has or continues to fight cancer, been an organ donor recipient, is diabetic, suffers respiratory or other high risk indicators that dramatically increase their risk of contracting COVID-19.

    Jersey has many extremely concerned care home providers, hospices, volunteers and frontline staff who are at increasingly high risk of becoming sick and being forced to self-isolate with COVID-19. Their efforts are tireless but it is critical that such workers along with other essential workers, including sub-contractors, approved store employees, public transport providers (taxis, buses, airlines, delivery drivers etc) are provided with medical PPE (personal protective equipment) ASAP and have enough supplies for at least 3 more months as they continue to fight the crisis.

    The States have been focusing on sourcing COVID-19 testing kits for our GPs and hospital. We are seeking your help to urgently raise funds to help all frontline workers who are NOT receiving States or Parish funding.

    We are working closely with private GPs, their wonderful families, friends and contacts in our Island community to co-ordinate those who need urgent medical PPE. We are negotiating with various overseas suppliers of PPE but by the time we petition the States for funding and receive the requisite PPE, precious days will pass. We have had some problems last week with orders for surgical gloves ordered 2 weeks ago being stopped by UK customs and not permitted to leave the UK which is a dangerous precedent.

    Any donation received will go directly towards purchasing bulk orders of medical grade 3 ply moisture resistant masks, surgical nitrile gloves, surgical hats, disposable visors, disposable aprons, hand sanitisers and any other supplies needed to protect our frontline workers and our loved ones under their care.

    ONE MASK COSTS IN MATERIALS ALONE APPROX £4.

    No donation is too small - even just £5 for your daily coffee adds up!

    URGENT HELP NEEDED TO MAKE RE-USEABLE COTTON SURGICAL MASKS AND TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE VISORS WHILE WE WAIT FOR PPE AND TO GIVE TO OUR FRONTLINE WORKERS AND PATIENTS UNDER THEIR CARE

    For all those people sitting at home bored - if you have any sewing or rigging skills and are looking to help those in need - please let us know if you would consider making cotton surgical masks or visors and, if so, ETA on how many and timing etc. Please let us know if you will require funding and/or delivery/supply of materials.

    Please email Bella / ward.bella@gmail.com or Katie / katie_minihane@hotmail.com for further information or to let us know how you would like to help.

    Links below to tutorials on how to make cotton masks and we will be updating this site with videos on how to help us make temporary PPE visors.

    How to sew cotton surgical masks

    DIY tips on making surgical masks

    Further info on how to make surgical masks

    Material strap (not elastic) surgical mask

    Please share and get in touch if you have any other ideas or ways to support our incredible frontline essential workers in these trying times.

    Thanks so much for all your help!

    Katie, Bella and all our grateful Jersey frontline essential workers waiting for your support.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS PURCHASING THE PPE DESPERATELY NEEDED BY OUR FRONTLINE HOME CARE AND OTHER ESSENTIAL WORKERS.

    NOTE: Just giving deducts 2.9% plus 25p for each donation.

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    • Bella Ward2 months ago
      Bella Ward

      Bella Ward

      2 months ago

      Gorgeous buttons on Louise Carson's handmade ear protectors "Handmade with love" indeed! Thank you:)

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    • Bella Ward2 months ago
      Bella Ward

      Bella Ward

      2 months ago

      THE AMAZING Louise Carson has delivered another batch of masks & ear protectors for our Jersey care homes and shelters. We thank our volunteers who have dedicated their time in helping. Not to mention the kindness of our donors who have allowed us to purchase over 6000 disposable face masks. In the confusion of the last few months for us all, it is reassuring to know that out of darkness can come light. We are so grateful and humbled by people we have not yet met in person but have become friends. Thank you! Love Bella, Ivo & Katie.

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    • Bella Ward2 months ago
      Bella Ward

      Bella Ward

      2 months ago

      We have received a second delivery of KN95 face masks to donate to those most in need, thanks to our wonderful donors! The amazing Louise Carson has also just delivered some incredibly soft crocheted ear protectors to stop mask elastic from digging in. They will also be gratefully received!

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    Supporters

    55

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 20, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 9, 2020

      Wishing you all the best for your campaign; please do post to let us all know how the results are unfolding.Our thanks for your efforts here; it means a lot.

      £350.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2020

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 13, 2020

      Thank you Bella

    • David

      David

      Apr 12, 2020

      Shame the Govt. isn’t stepping up to help you guys at the front line - I hope they will come to their senses soon enough.Keep up the great work. Thank you.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 12, 2020

    • Serena and Rob Ferchal

      Serena and Rob Ferchal

      Apr 12, 2020

      Here's a little something to help keep amazing care home staff safe. They do a fabulous job and should be protected in this difficult time. Thank you for all your hard work.

      £30.00

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