Dorset school appeal for materials to make protective masks

Dorset school appeal for materials to make protective masks

Published by George Sharpe at 9:11am 13th April 2020. (Updated at 9:21am 13th April 2020)

Milton Abbey school are appealing for materials to make PPE face visors for local health care workers.

Milton Abbey School design and technology teacher, Simon Power is creating and supplying the face masks.

The masks are going to GP surgeries, Dorset County Hospital and the COVID-19 clinic which is being set up in Dorchester. 

Since yesterday, Mr Power has continued producing visors - they're different colours as we use up materials. Thanks to...

Posted by Milton Abbey School on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

So far Simon has made more than 85 masks but has run out of resources to make more. 

The school are asking for two types of materials:

  • A4 Acetate - 200 or more microns, one sheet is needed per mask. 
  • Polypropylene - flat rather than rolled.

As the demand for PPE grows the school are finding it hard to source the materials.

If anyone is able to supply the Milton Abbey School, they are happy to come and collect supplies and pay for them.