Lincoln school provides face masks for police staff

The police control centre in Lincoln has been provided with 200 face visors made by a local school.

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in Hykeham made the masks for the Nettleham police HQ call centre after a plea from the police and crime commissioner.

Lincolnshire Police staff with their newly supplied face masks.

PCC Marc Jones got in touch with the school after recognising the difficulty of maintaining social distancing measures at all time.

He said: “The support being offered to all the emergency services and health staff from the school is absolutely wonderful.

“I want to thank the head and the technology department for their selfless dedication to helping those on the front line.

“It really will make a huge difference in allowing them to continue their work safely.”

This goes alongside the school’s work with NHS sectors, providing over 2,000 visors for hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes.

Their work began when headteacher Dale Hardy responded to friends and neighbours who work in hospitals, as they told him of the personal protective equipment shortage.

A gofundme was set up to provide the school with materials, with £1,270 being raised in just two days.

Dale said: “The front-line staff of all the services playing a key role in keeping us safe deserve enormous credit for the way they are putting themselves at risk to help others.”

“If we can do anything to support those efforts then I am determined we will carry out that work until we are no longer needed.”

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