Exciting developments for Isle of Wight crowdfunded PPE Visor project to protect NHS staff (Photos)

A major step forward today in the Isle of Wight project to design, built – and donate – PPE visors to protect NHS staff against Coronavirus

Coronavirus Visors by Black Arts Graphics

Earlier in the week OnTheWight shared details of an Isle of Wight company that had decided to switch their manufacturing efforts to help the NHS in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Black Art Graphics had launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for materials to make visors for NHS staff on the frontline.

The appeal has been incredibly successful raising almost £2,500 (at time of publishing) and Daniel Kozakewycz has shared the latest pics and update with OnTheWight.

Design now approved
Dan told us that the design has now been approved – subject to the visor being lengthened and the elastic bands being replaced with a latex free variety – and they will shortly become available to hospital staff and community care workers.

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Coronavirus Visors by Black Arts Graphics

Dan says,

“We have had a delivery of enough material to make 1,500 visors, which will be donated to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust early next week, courtesy of the crowdfunding effort.

“The Trust have requested an ongoing supply of these visors, as such we will be closing donations as they will be covering the costs from this point forwards.”

Coronavirus Visors by Black Arts Graphics
Coronavirus Visors by Black Arts Graphics
Coronavirus Visors by Black Arts Graphics

He finished by sharing his thanks to all those who have helped,

“We would like to thank everyone that donated towards the crowdfunding efforts for their contributions and helping us to provide the health service with this vital equipment.”

You can still donate to the project by popping over to the Crowdfunding Page.

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Thursday, 26th March, 2020 7:15pm


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Great to hear that an IoW firm has made a meaningful contribution to the daft shortage of vital PPE gear available within the NHS.
Gobsmacked at the apparent lack of forward planning.