Lifeboat crew and business leaders deliver 500 face visors to healthcare professionals

MEMBERS of a Yorkshire lifeboat crew and local business leaders have joined forces to deliver hundreds of face visors to protect healthcare staff during the pandemic.

Businesses in Scarborough are delivering protective equipment. Picture: Helen Baker.

Business leaders in Scarborough have rallied round to support those who are on the frontline in the fight against the virus.

Simon Bull of the Scarborough Business Ambassadors said: "A huge joint effort between the SBA, Scarborough UTC, South Bay Traders Association, members of the lifeboat crew and many others has seen us deliver nearly 500 face visors to almost 50 healthcare establishments in and around Scarborough.

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He added: "We have also distributed more than 200 pairs of safety glasses donated by local firms and about four bin liners of blue gloves are on their way out of the door with the face visors as we speak.

"In the end, what started as a small notion to help with a few pieces of PPE, has turned into a huge collaborative effort right across town, which will hopefully see more than 4,000 face visors distributed over the next couple of weeks.

"We have five manufacturing volunteers, a team of coordinators, another team of delivery helpers and a whole host of people who have helped source and supply material. On the other side of the equation, we have nearly 100 healthcare establishments, who have confirmed the need for extra PPE, especially the face visors we are making.

"Mike Greene, chief executive of SBC (Scarborough District Council) has paid us a wonderful compliment saying he has never known a business community who are so proactive and innovative in coming up with a solution to a problem and just getting on with it. Seems we really do it differently in this town."

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