During the Easter break a group of volunteer staff arranged to go into school and make protective safety visors for use by front line staff in Bolton. Following a conversation with Bolton Hospital on Monday, the project evolved into making protective safety visors and ‘scrubs’ bags. The bags enable front line staff to put their uniform in on returning home and then transfer the whole thing into the washing machine. To date we have made just over 800 protective safety visors and 215 ‘scrubs’ bags.
We were donated fabric from Stobira Ltd Curtains and Blinds and also Carrington Fabric with further offers of fabric from Nortex Mill and Roy Ross Ltd. The Canon Slade Trustees also donated money to allow us to buy the materials for the visors.
The equipment made so far has been donated to the following organisations:
- Bolton Police
- Bolton Hospice
- Bolton Hospital
- Hyde Lea Dementia Home
- Astley Grange Care Home
- The Old Vicarage Rest Home
Some have also gone to care homes in Bury and a GP practice in Bolton.
The team of volunteers are committed to carrying on while the need is there, so we are looking to set up a ‘just giving’ page to raise the money for further materials. Organisations have been asked to let us know if they require any further PPE that can be produced in school and we will continue to do what we can.
The focus is now on auxiliary areas such as nursing homes, pharmacies and GP surgeries. If you would like to donate, please click below where your contribution will go towards the cost of materials to enable the volunteers to continue to make this potentially life saving equipment – Thank You!