Hack The Pandemic featured on BBC’s Points West during the lunchtime and evening news earlier today (16th April).
The segment showed our fantastic volunteers 3D printing, quality testing, sanitising, and packing PPE face shields in our pop up ‘factory’ in Emersons Green Village Hall.
Volunteer driver, Hayley Robbins, was interviewed on the show. She said, “People are constantly printing [PPE], they print overnight, they print through the day. It just gives you a really good sense of helping someone and just being there in the crisis as well. Being involved in it, not just taking a back seat.”
Social care staff were also interviewed whilst collecting the PPE. Tracy Alway from Star Care in Bristol said, “It’s absolutely brilliant because we can’t get them [PPE face shields] at all for social care staff. [It will make] a lot of difference because we don’t know what we’re walking into.”
If you or someone you know works on the front line and requires PPE, please get in touch to request our PPE!
Alternatively, if you’d like to help us, as a maker or volunteer, you can register here.
Finally, if you’d like to donate to help us buy the materials and equipment we need to continue keeping our front line heroes safe, you can do so here.