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#BSAheroes: Ashville donates vital personal protective equipment to local hospital
8th April 2020

This week the College is pleased to have been able to support the fight against Coronavirus by donating vital equipment to Harrogate's frontline medical teams.

After hearing that many hospitals around the country are running short of personal protective equipment (PPE), we have given Harrogate District Hospital 200 pair of safety glasses normally used by our pupils and staff during science lessons.

Mr Normanshire, Head of Science, 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 colleagues, pupils, parents and alumni joined in last Thursday’s ‘Clap for our Carers,’ and now we are able to show our support and appreciation in a more practical way.”

Headmaster Mr Marshall added: “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.

"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."