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Guiseley man hoping to expand visor production for NHS workers

Examples of the completed protective visors.

Roger Tomlinson has been using his own money and resources to produce the PPE.

A man from Guiseley is making face visors for NHS staff in the local area to help protect them against coronavirus.

67-year-old Roger Tomlinson has been using his own money and 3D printer to make the equipment, which he then distributes to local hospitals.

But now he's in need of funds so he can expand the production line.

"I got a call from Her Majesty's Government asking if I could ramp up production", he said.

"We all know that the NHS is severely stretched at the moment and that frontline workers are not getting the safety equipment they need.

"I’m trying to my bit to help out by 3D-printing face shields, an essential piece of safety equipment and in very short supply.

"I’ve been funding this myself so far purchasing sterilization and packaging equipment.

"Each visor costs me about £2 to make. I’ve only been making small batches, and the backlog grows as I get more requests every day."

Roger is now hoping to raise £6000 for another semi-industrial 3D printer as well as additional materials.

If you'd like to donate, go to his crowdfunding page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/safety4nhs

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