2 local Neighbourhood groups have launched a campaign to make and deliver visors to front line NHS staff.
You can donate to the project here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/visors-for-front-line-medical-staff-in-hou...
OWGRA (Osterley and Wyke Green Residents Association - https://owgra.org.uk/ ) and Hounslow Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association (HBNWA) say on their fundraising page:
PPE equipment required by front-line staff includes a number of items, and one of the key ones is Visors, which consist of a framework for the medical staff to then apply a clear plastic Acetane sheet over the front. These do not need to be sterile as they are not used in a sterile environment; they are purely to try and stop expelled droplets being projected on to the person who is wearing the Visor. These visors have been effectively used all around the world and were designed by
These can be made highly cost-effectively using 3D printers.
We are working with a small group of volunteers (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163473152245714&id=512645713 ) who are running a number of 3D printers making them for workers in Surrey and Kent. This aim of this campaign is to raise the funds to also supply these Visors to front-line and key worker staff in Hounslow at no cost to the NHS or workers who need these vital pieces of equipment.
All money raised is funding materials and costs associated with printing. At the end of this project, any funds left will be donated to a charity that is associated with the aftermath of Covid-19 and requires support.
HBNWA have sourced two 3D printers which have been funded by them. OWGRA have provided some initial funding for the materials to make the first batches of visors, but we need to make many more of these visors – hence this funding appeal. In addition Hounslow Police have confirmed their support for this initiative, and offered to help with distributing the visors.
Please donate what you can to help our front-line medical staff in Hounslow in these challenging times. This is your way to both help to keep our front-line medical staff safe and to say thank you to them in a tangible way. OWGRA will manage the funds received and direct them straight to the production of these visors.