Whilst lockdown has been eased and society is looking to go back to normal, the risk of COVID-19 is still very prominent. Find out what the Made Medical campaign has done so far and what will happen next.
The Made Medical campaign was started to protect frontline workers with vital PPE. To ensure the Made in Group helped as many frontline workers as possible, the group bid to raise funds to purchase PPE manufactured in the UK to then give to those who need it most.
During April and May 2020, the group has provided over 20 healthcare organisations with face visors, including care homes, hospices and funeral directors. Thanks to members of the Made in Group, these face visors were distributed in both the Midlands and Yorkshire region.
As part of the campaign, the group also held a competition with MIM member TWP Manufacturing Ltd - specialising in the design and manufacture of precision pressings in ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Donors to the cause had the chance of winning a wheelbarrow from Bull Barrow, part of the TWP group. Mark Weymouth, winner of the wheelbarrow and Managing Director of Plus Automation, said:
“It was a great surprise to win the Made Medical campaign prize competition, and the wheelbarrow will remind me of how the campaign pulled together Midland’s based manufacturers to help the NHS during 2020’s Coronavirus pandemic.
It’s also great that the wheelbarrow is manufactured in Tipton, the heart of the Black Country and the heart of Midland’s manufacturing.”
Thanks to everyone’s donations, the group has purchased over 1,000 face visors from MIM member Central Scanning to distribute across the two regions via the Made in Group members again.
The group is offering 100 visors per member and as long as they let the group know the address they would like the visors to be sent to, the health organisation they are donating the goods to and their contact details.
Many members have already signed up to distribute the visors, however, there are spaces still available. To find out more and to get involved, please email [email protected].
To donate to the Made Medical cause, please click here, thank you for your continued support.