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A Chiswick based architects’ practice has been working with local schools to deliver 750 visors to NHS keyworkers.

All Clear Designs, which is run by James Holmes-Siedle and Jane Hanna knew they wanted to put their model making facilities to good use and help the NHS.

Seeing a massive shortage of face shields they used their laser cutter to make a variant of a visor design developed by Kitronics, a materials supplier, and Smoke & Mirrors who supplied their laser cutter.

While the material for the head strap was still available for delivery, there was a massive shortage of the Acetate sheet that makes up the clear visor on the mask.

James put out a request to his rowing crew at Putney Town Rowing Club and local parent Amber In der Rieden contacted her children’s schools to raid their store cupboards.

She got in touch with Laura Ellener, the Head Teacher at Chiswick school, Euan Ferguson, the Head Teacher at Isleworth & Syon School and Clare Procter, the Executive Assistant to the Headmaster at Emanuel School.

Together donated enough materials to make over a 1000 visors to local hospitals and healthcare professionals with 750 delivered so far. So far the visors have gone to a range of hospitals and medical centres including Charing Cross Hospital, the West Mid, Ealing Hospital, Wellesley Road GPs Practice and the Chiswick Health Centre.

All 3 schools also donated their stocks of safety goggles as well (250+ in the case of both Chiswick School and Isleworth & Syon School).

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May 3, 2020

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