Another story from our ace reporter, Helen
A group of people are making PPE equipment in Knutsford and Mobberley. They are looking for other people with 3D printers to support their effort or to make donations to their project via their Just Giving page.
The donations would enable them to purchase an additional 3D printer so as to produce more equipment. The group are self-funding their mask production at a cost of nearly £1 each.
Here's a little more background to the story:
Ali Umpleby and her partner Adam Fowle couldn't believe the shortage of PPE equipment amongst the NHS staff and care homes, So they decided they could help and use their 3D printer to make a simple yet effective face shield for any NHS staff that needed them.
They started by posting on Facebook and explaining they were making the masks and asking if people wanted them. The response was amazing as so many hospitals and care homes were eager to have the face shields.
They have asked if anyone locally could help with their own 3d Printer, and within a few days they had Martyn and Sarah Chudley, Gary Cheung, and Ross Mcwilliam helping them. The whole group started making 3D printed face shields for the NHS just over a week ago, so far they have all made an amazing 641, all of which have been donated to hospitals, doctors, social workers, district nurses, care homes, paramedics and food banks.
It's small local efforts like this that provide much-valued practical support, please support them if you can.