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How you've supported PPE production at Bath

A message of thanks from Dr Alexander Lunt.

A thank you to our donors

At the start of the pandemic, Dr Alexander Lunt from our Department of Mechanical Engineering took the lead in coordinating the University’s production of PPE for healthcare workers. In this exclusive video, he shares how your support made it possible.

During the first UK lockdown, a team from our Faculty of Engineering & Design produced thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields and eye protectors. “The face shields and gowns that have been produced for the RUH, free of charge, have helped to keep our frontline staff safe while they care for some of our most seriously ill patients,” said Libby Walters, then Interim Chief Executive of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Donors and businesses from the local community gave £81,340 to support the University’s PPE production efforts, with special thanks to alumni and friends David Embleton and his wife Karin; Marcelle Speller; the William Chown Charitable Trust; Santander; and an anonymous donor. “We've had everything from incredible sums to people donating materials,” explains Alexander. “The city has really backed us.”

The team of volunteers received generous donations of materials and morale-boosting gifts from the following businesses:

  • AB InBev
  • Bertinet Bakery
  • Bradfords Building Supplies
  • Canned Wine Co
  • Charlotte Brunswick Chocolates
  • Electric Bear Brewing Co
  • Herman Miller
  • Hobbycraft
  • Home Made by Ella
  • Kellaway Building Supplies
  • Kettlesmith Brewery
  • TePe

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