Coronavirus: PPE project surpasses 2,000 mark
May 5, 2020

Rydal Penrhos’ project to produce PPE for NHS staff and keyworkers across the region hit another milestone recently.

Design Technology teacher, technician James Bonser and Sixth Form pupil Jamie Lavery have been busy over the last six weeks, making protective masks that have been distributed across the community to assist in the fight against Covid-19.

The project has now surpassed the 2,000-mask mark thanks to their sterling efforts throughout the coronavirus pandemic closure.

The school has received messages of thanks from those that have received the masks, which have proved exceptionally useful in this unprecedented time.

Gerwyn Jones, Practice Manager at Bethesda Medical Centre, said: “On behalf of the Doctors and all the staff at the Medical Centre, I wish to convey our thanks for the very generous gift of 10 face visors which were delivered yesterday.

“Thank you very much – your kind gesture is much appreciated.”

A crowdfunding page set up to increase production reached its £2,500 target thanks to a wealth of generous donations, and the Friends of Rydal Penrhos parent group donating £1,000 to further aid the fantastic work.

John & Margaret Haydon, Directors at Bryn Marl and Coed Isaf Nursing Homes, added: “We were very grateful to receive the delivery of the Visors for our staff to use during this awful time dealing with Covid 19.

“We and our 115 staff at Coed Isaf and Bryn Marl thank you for your generosity. Keep up the good work.”

Anyone with any materials to spare can email SJames@rydalpenrhos.com with the relevant information.

Those requiring PPE can also email Miss James with their specific request.

Those wishing to donate to the project can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sarah039s-campaign-for-rydal-penrhos-limited.