Donations for NHS Face Shields

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Donations for NHS Face Shields

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Hwb Wrecsam is being set up at Ysgol Clywedog as a hub to produce 3D printed face visors.  The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW), in association with Dr Graham Sparey-Taylor and Cllr Phil Wynn, are fundraising for Ysgol Clywedog to produce additional face visors for front-line NHS staff , Social Care and for local key workers and volunteers.

Over the last month our lives and communities have changed dramatically since the outbreak of Covid-19. None more-so than the hard-working and selfless NHS, GP and care staff on the frontline. However, those heroes on the front-line need PPE so that they can continue their roles as safely as possible and ultimately save lives.

To further this cause, the Ysgol Clywedog set up a hub to increase the numbers of face visors that can be produced for our front-line NHS and care setting staff. The programme will utilise the school’s existing 3D printer technology with a design being used worldwide.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s (BCUHB) local NHS charity Awyr Las/Blue Sky are working with us to ensure the visors swiftly arrive where they are needed most in the NHS.

Donations will be used to purchase raw materials and additional 3D printers to boost capacity, with the 3D printers and materials being distributed to local schools after the pandemic. Alternatively if you would like to buy a printer, have it delivered to the school and we will pass it back to you.

An individual donation of £10 will purchase enough equipment to produce 20 face-visors for local NHS and care staff. A 3D printer would cost approximately £200 and would enable the programme to increase production of face-visors, if individuals, community groups or local businesses would like to donate a printer please contact Cllr Phil Wynn by email or Matt Vickery by email

Any surplus funds will be passed on to BCUHB’s COVID19 response fund.

Donations can be made through the button at the bottom of the AVOW webpage here.


Tony Lock

20th April 2020 at 11:35 am

Hi I have noticed in one of your statements that you are very close to having a moulding tool to support your excellent work of Visor supply, I just wanted to check if you had a Moulding partner to support you. I work in a local company Brother Industries and we have our own moulding department as well as manufacturing. If we can assist and support please let me Know


    Matt Vickery

    8th May 2020 at 8:58 am

    Hi Tony, sorry for the delay. I have passed the message on to the project lead. Will let you know the outcome. Thanks.