The Great British Campout for the NHS and NHS charities Together

Great British Campout for the NHS Charities Together

Ian Alcorn setup a Great British Campout for the NHS during COVID

Hats off to Ian (and you Great Britain for taking part), who came up with the idea for anybody with a tent, caravan or camper van to campout in their garden and donate £2 to their Just Giving Page which would then be shared with NHS Charities Together.
Thousands camped out on 4th April 2020, with many then joining in over the easter weekend. At last count they had raised over £100K.

Thinking of camping out? Donate here.


3D Printing of Face Protection Shields During COVID-19 Coronavirus

3D Printing of Face Protection Shields for NHS to fight Coronavirus

Have you got a 3D Printer, and want to help the NHS print Face Protection Shields?

A group of 3D printing enthusiasts have founded a group called 3DCrowd UK and are working with medical institutions to provide their printers and their time to print protective face shields for NHS workers. They are now asking for volunteers with 3D printers, and the public donations to help print and deliver these shields to medical teams that most urgently need them. Visit their website to get involved.

“…the production of functional shields to protect medical workers that can be produced by anyone with the raw materials and a 3d printer, and thanks to Joseph Prusa we have just such a design. we have makers from across the country currently donating their print time and their materials to produce these shields, we have hospitals across the country asking for supplies but we only have so much material on hand and can only afford so much to donate to produce these. and so this is where this campaign comes in! we are looking for support to allow us to cover the cost of materials and transport of these masks where ever they are needed, each kilo of filament can, on average, print around 20 face shield frames, each kilo of petg filament costs on average around £20 per spool even now we have orders for 70, 100, 800- shields to be delivered asap, we need filament, we need elastic and plastic sheets for the visors and with your help we can afford this! we can keep our NHS staff healthy, they should never have to work without vital PPE (Personal Protective Equipment.)"

NHS Volunteers against COVID-19

Your NHS Needs you. 750,000 Volunteers sign up

The UK Government asked the general public to volunteer to help take the strain from key workers and the response was absolutely inspirational. Within the first 24 hours, over 250,000 people had volunteered, hitting the governments target in such a short space of time.

As of March 27th 2020, the number was closer to 750,000.

Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at to become NHS Volunteer Responders and can be called on to do such tasks as

  • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
  • driving patients to appointments;
  • bringing them home from the hospital;
  • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.