PPE Masks

Edward Andrews-Martin from The Royal Alexandra & Albert School in Reigate holding some of the PPE masks made by the DT students.

A small group of Design Technology Students from The Royal Alexandra & Albert School in Reigate has made 25 PPE masks for Sight for Surrey. This will enable the charity to continue providing 1-2-1 support and help to some of the charity’s most vulnerable clients, the deafblind.

Many people will not associate Sight for Surrey with providing front line care, but for some of our clients Sight for Surrey is a lifeline and without us they would not receive the help and support they need during the current health crisis.

The production of the PPE masks was the brainchild of Mr Reed, a DT Technician at the school who has spent days organising and preparing the materials required to produce the masks helped by Mrs Neath. Many other staff and students have also volunteered their time to help make the masks.

Mark Dixon, Headmaster, said, “during these difficult times, our school has tried in whatever way we can to help members of our community. Many of our parents are key workers who care for the most vulnerable in our society, and I’m proud that our DT department has been able to support them by making visors. I must thank our two members of staff who led the project, Mr Reed and Mrs Neath, as well as all those who volunteered their time to making visors for our NHS. Their fantastic efforts meant that we could help one of our parents and Sight for Surrey’s amazing work with a donation of 25 visors. In addition, a further 450 visors have been donated to local hospitals and small charities with PPE requirements. The Royal Alexandra and Albert School will continue to support Sight for Surrey and our parents through this situation however we can.”

Jane Andrews, Operational Manager at Sight for Surrey said, “we are so grateful to the school for making the masks and ensuring our staff have access to PPE to protect themselves and the clients.

Sight for Surrey is a charity that supports Deaf, blind, deafblind, visually impaired and hard of hearing people all across Surrey. The charity relies on the generosity of supporters to allow them to provide their invaluable services.