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School makes protective masks for hospital as community rallies round

Facemasks specially made by staff at a school are among the ways the community has come to the aid of Holbeach Hospital in the last few weeks.

University Academy Holbeach staff have donated face maks made by staff in the school’s workshop to the community run hospital so it can help protect staff from COVID-19.

There’s also been donations from companies including TBC Ltd, South Lincs Food and Lodge Farm.

A spokesman for the hospital, said: “The staff and Trustees of Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust would like to offer our sincere thanks to the local community who have gone above and beyond and shown such kindness and generosity during these uncertain times.

“The very skilled staff at UAH HAVE made and delivered to us a variety of PPE equipment.

“We have also received many offers of donations from local businesses, including TBC Ltd who have donated aprons and gloves, and South Lincs Food who brought a lorry full of essential food goods for staff to purchase knowing that many were experiencing food shortages at the supermarkets when they had finished their shifts.

“Lodge Farm Café also very kindly donated bread and milk for our kitchen.

“From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all.

“We operate as a charity and so any help that the community can give us will be most gratefully received. Rest assured we will continue to give all our residents the highest level of care we can.

“When you applaud the work of the NHS on Thursdays at 8pm, send some of your thoughts to the staff at Holbeach Hospital and other carers in the area.”

Sheila Page, the principal of UAH, said: “We are proud to have been able to support the staff at Holbeach Hospital at this difficult time.

“It is important that we all consider how we can support each other as part of the community.”

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