School Teacher jumps to help in Pandemic Crisis
01 May 2020 | Darren Smith
Stokesley School & Sixth Form College teacher, Mr Page, has been actively helping his local community in the pandemic crisis and the shortage of PPE equipment by making and distributing it to the local community.
Mr Page has been working for a voluntary group who are making face masks for the NHS and for local care services. His role has been to help with the construction and the deliveries to the local services who are currently in urgent need.
Within the North East and Yorkshire, there are over 22 acute NHS trusts and services that are calling out for PPE equipment, due to the shortage that the whole country is experiencing in this unprecedented time. As the pandemic was not expected to hit the country as hard as it did, the NHS and Government did not have the time to prepare for the amount of PPE that they needed, therefore communities and local authorities have had to help with making equipment – aside having 48 tonnes of PPE shipped over from Turkey last week.
Mr Page has been delivering nonstop to his local surgeries and will continue to do so until the shortage issue has been resolved.
“I deliver boxes with PPE to doctors’ surgeries; I assume new ones will arrive later on in the week and then I continue to help deliver in the local community,” Mr Page says.
“People can sign up to be a volunteer like myself who assemble and deliver”, Mr Page says by going to this website: https://www.3dcrowd.uk
This is all done voluntarily by Mr Page and it shows in times of crisis how helpful people can be and shows the true nature of kindness to their local communities and helps those who need it most.