Coronavirus: Safety glasses donated by Ashville College to Harrogate Hospital

Coronavirus: Safety glasses donated by Ashville College to Harrogate Hospital

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 9:45am 7th April 2020.

Ashville College in Harrogate has donated 200 pairs of safety glasses to the town's front line medical teams.

  • 200 pairs of safety glasses have been donated to Harrogate District Hospital by Ashville College. 
  • The glasses are normally used by pupils and staff in science lessons.  
  • Hospitals around the country are running short of personal protective equipment.

The glasses are normally used in science lessons.  

Hospitals around the country are running short of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the virus outbreak.  

The independent co-educational school is now asking the district’s other schools and colleges to follow their lead in supporting nurses and doctors in the fight against coronavirus.

Harrogate hospital
Harrogate District Hospital

David Normanshire, Head of Science at Ashville, said:

“Each and every one of us owes a huge debt of gratitude to all the NHS staff working around the clock doing amazing things, and in particular those caring for patients in Harrogate District Hospital.

“A huge number of Ashville staff, pupils, parents and alumni joined in Thursday’s ‘Clap for our Carers,’ and now we are able to show our support and appreciation in a more practical way.”   

Richard Marshall, Headmaster of Ashville College, said:

“On hearing about a shortage of PPE in hospitals around the country, we contacted Harrogate District Hospital offering them all the protective glasses we have.

“I’d much sooner they were being used, now, by staff in our local hospital, rather than being sat in a cupboard for the foreseeable future. 

“I’d also ask my colleagues in schools across the Harrogate district if they would also be willing to help the hospital staff in this way. If you do wish to do so, contact the hospital first as they can advise you on the specific items they require and that provide effective protection.

“Whilst Ashville may be physically closed, it doesn’t stop us from supporting the community that we have been proud to be a part of for over 140 years.”