Our OneVision Account Manager, Robin Tomaselli is using his side business Crafty Bob to help protect the NHS in the fight against COVID-19.
BT (Adastral Park) are co-ordinating a 3D printed PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) production of face shields for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust and are asking for volunteers to help increase their production volumes.
“When I saw that BT were looking for help, I wanted to get involved. I got in contact with the innovation team at BT about volunteering and they provided me with the NHS approved face shield designs.
Due to a lack of resources to print a large quantity, I decided to seek help from my followers over on my Crafty Bob – 3D Printing Facebook page to raise a few pounds. My goal at the time was to raise enough to buy a couple of rolls of plastic to make at least 120/150 face shield, but within 48 hours I raised £150!
I’m aiming to make the parts for 16 shields per day and with the money donated, I’m able to purchase printing material, as well as factoring in costs for masking tape, rubber bands to bundle them up and finally postage & packaging”.
We’re pleased to be supporting Robin with his efforts in the production of these PPE face shields and you can too by donating as little as £3 to his fundraising page www.buymeacoffee.com/CraftyBob.
All printed parts are posted over to BT in Ipswich, where they are then assembled with clear acetate and elastic sheets to then be distributed to the Ipswich hospital on a weekly basis.
Since starting this scheme, Robin has received a MASSIVE £550 in donations that has helped him purchase 11 rolls of plastic to produce a staggering 330/350 face shields! Any remaining funds will be donated to the NHS Foundation Trust.
To date, Robin has made and sent 80 masks and he even made the local paper!
Keep up the good work Robin!