It’s a family affair – donation of over 100 face shields, 100 percent hand made

Envirotect’s Operations Manager, Nigel Payne, has put his time in furlough to good use by making essential PPE for the NHS.

When Nigel was furloughed earlier in spring his wife Amanda readily found him a job.

Amanda mentioned that local schools and companies had been using laser cutters or 3D printers to make face shields.  With years of experience within the joinery industry Nigel’s technical mind got to work and he set up a workshop on his dining room table.  Nigel says “I made a jig with pieces of plywood and used a hot plate to heat up the plastic strips.  I then used a hot glue gun and double sided tape to assemble the pieces together”.

Nigel had looked at designs online, but they did not work for the materials he had to hand so he tweaked the designs slightly to incorporate the materials he had.

Amanda explains “I work for Barnado’s, who are affiliated to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Aylesbury and through my contacts we found a happy recipient for the donation: Oxford Health”.

The couple’s daughter Jasmin helped with assembling the shields and son Thomas delivered them to the trust’s designated collection point. 

Thankfully the face shields were completed just in time as Nigel’s furlough was coming to an end and he will be returning to work at Envirotect.

Oxford Health gave A BIG THANK YOU to Nigel, Amanda, Jasmin and Thomas for their kind donation.

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