DurhamWorks Delivery Partners SHAID, DELTA North Consett and The Cornforth Partnership are doing their bit in helping to make and distribute PPE to Key Workers.
When Sam Stokoe, who is Head Coach at Durham Community Tennis Partnership, heard that front line workers in care homes and surgeries were struggling to get hold of personal protective equipment, he decided to use his 3D printer to make masks. As the demand increased, Sam worked with a number of organisations to produce vital PPE for free.
After discussions with some Voluntary and Community Organisations, it became apparent that frontline volunteers and carers, as well as staff in care homes, were also in dire need of PPE. So they made the decision to produce a further 5000, recruiting 4 other volunteers with 3D printers and are now looking for more to meet the demand.
Kevin Howe Chief Executive Officer at SHAID said “DurhamWorks clients may well help with distribution and possibly 3D printing. I'm hoping to get a delivery of around 100 by the end of the week, and it is being funded by the AAP from across Stanley, Consett and East Durham Councils fund.”
Sam said “If you have a 3D printer and have capacity or if you are already 3D printing PPE, get in touch so we can join forces and ensure all of our vulnerable workers have access to PPE as soon as possible. If you know of organisations or individuals that cannot access PPE at the moment, please get in touch and we will see if we can help.”
Call Gary Stokoe on 07788637051
Image: Kevin Howe Chief Executive Officer at SHAID