College staff support local NHS & Care Workers

medical scrubs and tutor wearing face shield

Staff from College have been working hard to support our local NHS and care workers by creating urgently needed face masks and scrubs for medical and care staff.

Steve Mullarkey, our Computing tutor, has been 3D printing face shields for frontline staff. They have faced challenges along the way but have been running the printer all day to make as many as possible.

50 face shields have already been taken to Airedale General Hospital and 20 to a local doctor’s surgery, with arrangements for 50 shields to be delivered to the Bradford Royal Infirmary later this week.

Steve says: ‘Our NHS staff work so hard and are so dedicated every day, but it has taken this crisis to highlight what heroes each and every one of them are, many of whom are essential to the functioning of the NHS. If we can help in such a small way, by producing equipment to protect them, there is no question as to whether this is something worth doing.’

In addition, we have also partnered with Scrubs 4 BRI, an amazing group of volunteers working to sew scrubs for medical and care staff in the Bradford District. We have provided them with much needed large format patterns so that they can begin cutting fabric for their sewing bundles.

If you love to sew and want to get involved or have fabric you would like to donate, please see their Facebook page:

Alternatively, you could donate through their Crowdfunder page:

We will keep you updated on these and other activities to support our NHS and care workers.

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