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Huge Reaction To Scarborough PPE Material Appeal

Huge Reaction To Scarborough PPE Material Appeal

Published by Karen Liu at 9:27am 17th April 2020.

There has been huge reaction to an appeal for materials to make personal protective equipment in Scarborough.

That is according to the organisers of an initiative which involves using 3D printers to create face masks.

It is after a renewed appeal earlier this week where they were seeking donations of A4 acetate.

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John Senior, Chairman of the South Bay Traders Association, is one of them and said:

"We've managed to source thousands of the A4 acetates that we needed from locals, schools and businesses.

That's been really valuable as it's ramped up production. We've managed to go from two production units up to five, and we're hoping to open one in Whitby very soon.

Up to now, we've delivered 750 units in the last three days into care homes, into local doctor surgeries and also up to ICU."

John is also encouraging other people to help and added:

"If other people want to get going, just get on with it because it doesn't hurt and we're probably at the limits of what we can manage and control with our distribution.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has also offered with distribution.

But please set up and if you've got a printer, and you've got the materials, get on with it and drop them off to your local doctor surgeries.

When I was dropping them off the other days, some of the nurses were in tears. It was very emotional actually."

John has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Kev Roberts:

They have now started a Just Giving page, as they need funds in order to buy some other materials to help production.

Anyone who would like to help put money towards their £500 target can do so here:


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