Ysgol Bryn Elian helping frontline NHS efforts against Coronavirus

April 06, 2020

An inspiring effort by teachers to produce protective equipment for frontline workers in the NHS is the pride of Colwyn Bay today. 

Staff at Ysgol Bryn Elian have been producing protective safety visors for the NHS in the fight against Coronavirus COVID-19 along with bags for nurses. Headmaster Dave Humphreys described the work as 'incredible'.

After an overwhelming show of support from businesses and local people wishing to help and donate to the effort, a Just Giving page was launched by the school's ICT manager, Kev Hughes and Business Manager, Brian Crossland.

Mr. Humphreys explained: "We set about collecting a £1000 to help replenish our stock to continue production. Little did we know that our community would come together and donate this amount in under 24 hours.

"Donations actually came from far and wide, even as far as the south of England with a generous donation made by Maureen Warden.

"We have exceeded our initial £1000 target and have set a new target of £1,500. We will use this money to buy all the essential materials we need to continue. Whatever is left will be donated directly to the NHS.

"All that remains for me to say is a massive thank you from all at Ysgol Bryn Elian. Your incredible generosity is definitely helping others in this time of national crisis."

To contribute to the fund please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ysgolbrynelian