Staff donate PPE

Staff at Settle College have been doing their part to help the fight against coronavirus. Working with the wider Settle community,  Mr Scott set up a visor production centre at the Victoria Hub. Members of the local community 3D printed component parts for the visors at home and then sent them to the Hub for assembly. Settle College also 3D printed parts to contribute. In addition to this, and working with Giggleswick School, Settle College staff also laser cut a slightly different version of the visors.

Following production the visors were distributed to local people in need of them, from Ambulance Station staff to the Fish and Chip shop. This work was all done alongside Skipton Hub who have been supplying local hospitals and community groups. Together over 4000 visors have been distributed. The Settle Hub has contributed 1200 to this number.

Settle College’s Science department has been helping the community too. Mr Langan has donated school supplies of gloves and goggles to local care homes and doctors’ surgeries in Settle, Ingleton and Bentham.

Mrs Partridge has also been in on the action, sewing PPE for hospital staff.

“Aware of the issues with PPE and scrub wear for key workers, I wanted to make use of my Easter holiday to help the NHS.  I made 65 wash bags and about 25 scrub caps for the Intensive Care Unit at Lancaster, followed by 15 scrub hats for Royal Preston Hospital.

I intended to stop there, however, I knew there was (and still is) a high need for scrubs.  So, after home schooling and teaching remotely, I still sew on the evenings and weekend as a member of the local volunteer group, The Bentham Scrubbers.   

There are 21 of us, not including our ironers and delivery volunteers!  We are mostly based in Bentham, Ingleton and the surrounding area.  We make scrubs, wash bags and ear savers for the NHS.  I feel really lucky to be involved in such a great supportive community.

To date, we have supplied scrubs to Bentham Chemists, Bentham Medical Practice, Christies NHS Hospital in Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Preston Hospital and Morecambe Bay Trust. “ – Mrs Partridge

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