28-Jan-2021 Source: Wales Air Ambulance
A Wrexham company has donated essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff and volunteers of the Wales Air Ambulance.
PPE Hwb Wrecsam, which is a community interest company, has worked non-stop during the pandemic to make sure individuals and organisations across the county have PPE equipment. To date, they have distributed more than 45,000 face visors to the local community
The volunteers proudly support the community by making their own face visors and PPE Hwb Wrecsam has made and donated, free of charge, 425 face shields to the lifesaving Charity.
Alison Thompson, from PPE Hwb Wrecsam, said: “We contacted Wales Air Ambulance to see if our face shields would be helpful. Then we wanted to support the volunteers in carrying out their invaluable role in any way we could. We are even more thrilled to have been able to help Wales Air Ambulance volunteers across the entirety of Wales, well beyond our local area, with over 400 face shields.”
The visors produced by the volunteers are sent out all over the UK free of charge, with recipients invited to donate if they are able.
Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “This donation has been much appreciated. Thank you very much to everyone who has given up their free time or supplied equipment to make this vital PPE. As well as our charity, I’m sure many other organisations and individuals have appreciated the PPE equipment during the pandemic.”
As well as making PPE for the Wales Air Ambulance many other organisations and individuals, such as council staff, girl guides, NHS staff and school workers have benefitted from the service.
Alison added: “We have been swept away by the generosity of the public, both those who have volunteered on the project and those we have donated to, and appreciation of our efforts by those we have helped.
“We are very proud to have helped the deaf community stay connected, to have helped those medically exempt from wearing facemasks to stay safer, to have helped voluntary organisations to open once again enabling them to carry on their own important work supporting the community, to support small businesses to reopen in the new normal and to have supported more staff in schools, nurseries and care homes than we ever could have imagined!
“Throughout the short life of our project, the volunteers of PPE Hwb Wrecsam have always tried to help as many people as we could, as best we could.”
PPE Hwb Wrecsam would encourage anyone that would benefit from their support to not hesitate to contact them via its Facebook group – PPE HwbWrecsam or website ppehwbwrecsam.org.uk.
PPE Hwb Wrecsam has a Go Fund Me page, if you would like to donate to keep this project up and running you can do so by visiting