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PPE effort keeps Durham School staff busy during lockdown

30 April 2020

PPE effort keeps Durham School staff busy during lockdown

Since the Coronavirus lockdown forced the closure of schools across the UK at the end of March, staff at Durham School have been working to support the heroic efforts of NHS and Social Care workers on the frontline.


One of the School’s resident House Masters, Mark Younger and his wife, Victoria who teaches at Durham School’s junior school, Bow, have been making a range of visors and scrubs bags.


The much-needed items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for which there is unprecedented demand across the UK, have been delivered by Durham School and gratefully received by staff at hospitals across the North East, including nurses at Sunderland Hospital.


Using cotton pillow cases and 1mm plastic film – and the Durham School laser cutter - the couple have already made more than 400 visors and 200 scrubs bags.


Mr Younger said: “We wanted to do whatever we could to contribute to the amazing work that NHS and Social Care workers are doing every day in the national fight against Coronavirus.


“When we realised we could make items of PPE here, which could be delivered to our local hospitals and care settings, we got started straight away.”


Now Durham School is appealing for anyone who could supply raw materials to help Mark and Victoria continue their mini PPE production line to make contact using email address:


Development Director, Andrew Beales, said: “Durham School is proud to be helping our wonderful NHS and Social Care workers, and we’d be grateful for anyone who can help us continue to contribute to the supply of vital items of PPE to hospitals and care settings across the North East to get in touch.”

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