The Hinckley Round Table are looking for materials so that they can make personal protective equipment supplies (PPE) for NHS and front line workers in and around the area of Hinckley during the current pandemic.
The supplies that are needed to help out the Round Table are listed below:
- A4 sheets of acetate or laminate pockets
- Self-adhesive foam strips that are around 20 – 30 millimetres thick
- Fabric elastic at least 10 millimetres wide
The charity have recently launched a Go Fund Me campaign where residents can donate, which will see all money raised go towards the production of more PPE to help keep our NHS and key workers safe.
We have attached the link here if you wish to donate.
Yesterday, on 15 April, a Burbage high school, Hastings High School, located in Burbage on St. Catherine’s Close, donated 1,000 laminate sheets that will be turned into face shields for frontline workers and NHS staff.
Andy Waring, Chairman of the Hinckley Round Table spoke to the Hinckley Free Press.
Waring said: “While the NHS and care workers are out protecting us and our families and the rest of us are staying at home and isolating, we at Hinckley Round Table felt that we wanted to do something to help.
“We saw on the news that there was a shortage of PPE and other Rounds Tables around the country had started making face shields, so we joined in with that.
“Our face shields are free with much of the materials to make them being donated by the public, for which we’re very grateful.
“If anyone is able to help us buy more materials, we have set up a Go Fund Me page for donations. Hopefully we can help to protect those who are protecting us. #ShieldHinckley.”