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Closed 26/08/2020

raised of £500 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,110 to support our student, Harvey Ryder, to continue printing face shields for the NHS and other key workers.

    Funded on Wednesday, 26th August 2020

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    Harvey Ryder, a Year 13 student at UTC Leeds, has been using his 3D printer at home to create face shields for the NHS staff and other key workers - unable to volunteer for the NHS due to his age, Harvey wanted to help out in any way he could to support those on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    After getting in touch with people in the local area who also have 3D printers, Harvey and three others have created and delivered over 700 face shields! These have been delivered to places such as the Bradford Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield Hospital, care homes, GP practices and pharmacies.

    We are opening the UTC to Harvey for a few hours each day so that we can help him increase the number of face shields being produced. Harvey predicts that he could make around 500 shields a week using the printers in the college.

    The shields are produced using PLA filament and then finalised by attaching an A4-sized PVC clear binder.

    Any donations received will be used towards covering the costs of the filament and will be very much appreciated!

    Thank you for your support.



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      • Jane Ramsden

        Jane Ramsden

        May 29, 2020

        Boundless admiration for your initiative, skill & energy, Harvey. I've no doubt you will be an asset to the RAF with your level of heart & motivation. Thank you & your fellow PPE producers.

      • Anonymous


        May 22, 2020

        Harvey, it’s fantastic what you are doing!

      • IGS UK Chapter

        IGS UK Chapter

        May 21, 2020


      • Anonymous


        May 12, 2020

        Great work well done 🌈🌈

      • Amy


        May 6, 2020

        amazing initiative! Well done


      • Ken Hall (UTC Governor)

        Ken Hall (UTC Governor)

        May 5, 2020

        Well done Harvey! Congratulations to you and your colleagues for this fantastic initiative. My son is a paramedic and so we know, only too well, how important this equipment is.

      • Louise Kerry via Mariposa Care Group Ltd

        Louise Kerry via Mariposa Care Group Ltd

        May 4, 2020

        Keep up the great work Harvey, and thanks for the face masks!


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