Local businessman making PPE needs your help

Local businessman making PPE needs your help

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:15am 4th May 2020.

A businessman from Weymouth is appealing for funds to buy materials to make more PPE for frontline workers.  

Dave McEwan runs Carwise in West Stafford,  and is still working to help keep people's cars running during the pandemic.

Dave does 3D printing as a hobby and has joined a 3D printing enthusiasts group. 

The group has around 800 people from across the country printing face shields for the NHS and care workers.

PPE Face Shields 3d printing Dave McEwan

Dave says he wants to make more face shields but needs help to buy materials, so he's set up a Go Fund Me Page

"I need more 3D filament to make shields with, so far I have printed about 200 but I am running out of material. 

"£20 will pay to make 10 of the frames and supports for the clear visor and the elastic.

"I am doing this as a small token of thanks and appreciation for all the brave selfless doctors, nurses and care workers who put their own safety and well-being at risk to ensure we are all safe and cared for."

Once the face shields have been made, they get distributed from a regional hub in Frome to frontline workers across the south west. 

'How to donate'

Find out more about Dave's project and how to donate to his fundraising campaign for materials.