Workers at Scuba Diving manufacturer AP Diving in Cornwall have pulled together during the pandemic lockdown in the UK to produce desperately needed personal protective equipment (PPE).
The AP Diving skeleton crew of volunteers – Kevin, Della and Jeff, are back at work full time in the factory in Helston offering industrial cutting services to “Cornwall Scrubs” a regional branch of the UK-wide campaign ‘For the Love of Scrubs’.
Here’s a short film about what they have been doing:
In addition, AP staff designing and producing washable cotton masks with replaceable Hepa-Flo filters that are used by frontline workers in their own project – “Cornwall Masks.”
The small team of volunteer sewing machinists are working from home on their own domestic machines and the masks are collected, steam-cleaned, sealed and distributed by AP’s Marketing Manager Jeff Parker. The team are now supplying masks to front-line workers free-of-charge, as their small contribution to the Covid-19 war effort.
The team are urgently crowdfunding to be able to afford to produce more masks. Please take a look at their page here and help: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jeffrey-parker
Find out more about the work AP Diving are doing on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/APDiving