Tresham College donates thousands of gloves to KGH

The college delivered a load of PPE to the hospital and care homes

Friday, 17th April 2020, 3:13 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 3:14 pm
Laurence Shone from the estates team delivering to Kettering General Hospital

More than 6,000 pairs of gloves have been donated to Kettering General Hospital from some of the county's college campuses.

Tresham College delivered a load of PPE to the Rothwell Road hospital this week to help during the coronavirus crisis.

It included 45 disposable aprons, 6,200 pairs of gloves, 35 protective glasses, 100 face masks and five pairs of goggles.

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These donations included those from the science, hair and beauty, motor vehicle and engineering departments. Leanne Sperling, estates and facilities team leader, coordinated the PPE from the Kettering and Corby campuses

Computing lecturers Gareth Evans and Joseph Mahase also created more than 50 PPE masks using 3D printing equipment used for training students during term times.

The Bedford College Group vice principal Georgina Ager, who is responsible for the Northamptonshire campuses, said: “We are so proud of our staff and the efforts they are making to support the wider community.

"So many are volunteering in different ways, and, as in the 3D printing are using their particular sets of skills to support the health and social care industries.

“In addition our student services team are giving lots of help to existing students and in effect to their families, with advice and reassurance about studies and progression, and even finances.

“We’re here for the community of Northamptonshire and will continue to be so.”

Last week construction department staff dropped off 60 sets of masks and safety glasses from their stores which were delivered to Heather Holmes Care Home in Desborough and Wicksteed Court Care Home in Kettering.