Donations flood in for teachers’ visor production line

By Heather Large | Education | Published:

The Hart School in Rugeley has set up a GoFundMe appeal to help it keep up with the “huge” demand for protective PPE visors from frontline NHS staff.

Visors have been distributed to GP surgeries

Earlier this week the Penkridge Bank Road school revealed that a team of teaching staff had spent the weekend making visors to supply to local GP surgeries, care homes and beyond including hospitals in South Staffordshire.

It started distribution on Monday and launched an appeal for local businesses and residents to donate materials to help bolster their efforts.

And, while it’s been overwhelmed by the widespread generosity of donations it’s received, it still can’t keep up with the demand for the visors.

Vice Principal Rachael Sandham said: “We’d like to thank everyone in the local community and anyone else that’s shown support for our endeavour in creating PPE for frontline health services.

“Demand has been huge, and we are struggling to keep up. We’ve created a GoFundMe in order to raise some money to speed up the process.”

The appeal currently stands at more than £3,500.

Staff are appealing for the following materials - polypropylene sheet 0.8mm – any size or colour - for the headbands, clear acetate, PVC, HIPS, or polypropylene for the visor, sticky back door/window draft excluder and pop rivets 4mm/6mm.

Anyone who can help can contact the school on 01889 802440 or email

To donate go to

Heather Large

By Heather Large
Special projects reporter - @HeatherL_star

Senior reporter and part of the Express & Star special projects team specialising in education and human interest features.

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