University’s COVID-19 campaign tops £90k in donations

A PPE project by University of Lincoln has raised more than £90,000 in donations to help frontline NHS staff.

The engineering team is currently producing over 700 safety visors per week for key workers.

As well as this, the university’s School of Design has made more than 600 sets of scrubs for hospitals, GP practices and care homes across the county, in support of the national For The Love of Scrubs project.

The effort has seen over 1,800 donations to the university’s JustGiving page since the end of March when the campaign was launched.

Dr Khaled Goher, an academic in the engineering effort at the University of Lincoln, said: “The team is working so hard to fulfil the needs of our local NHS hospital at Lincoln.

“The demands for protective face visors have increased rapidly in the last three weeks from GPs and many care homes across the county and beyond.

“We are very grateful for the amazing reaction and donations from the public to support this vital work.”

The work done by the uni has prompted others to complete charitable activities too.

Hykeham Town T.R. Football Club’s players and staff have been collectively running 1,500 miles in seven days, raising more than £3,000 in the process.

Dave Station donated almost £1,000 from the proceeds of his home baking initiative, Dave’s Daily Bread.

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