10th Jul, 2020

Coronavirus: Volunteer dog rescuers turn paw to making protective face visors

Ian Hughes 9th Apr, 2020

VOLUNTEER dog rescuers have turned their paw to making protective face visors for frontline staff.

Coventry-based Broken Souls Rescue takes in unwanted or abandoned pets from vets, council pounds and emergency situations across the country.

But after having its fund-raising events cancelled due to the Covid 19 outbreak, volunteers wanted to help those tackling the virus.

They are currently making 4,000 industry approved face visors which are being donated to frontline staff.

And so far they have seen a huge demand, with the NHS, hospices, vets, funeral directors and GPs across the UK, including in Warwickshire and Balsall Common, all asking for the supplies.

A fund-raising page has been set up to buy more materials and enable volunteers to continue making the face visors – which cost 25p each to create.

Broken Souls Rescue spokesman Paul Bennett – who also volunteers at Dogs Trust Kenilworth – said: “We have been flooded by requests including from intensive care units and emergency departments. Nurses on a Covid 19 ward also contacted us to say they are desperate for the visors.

“Everyone on the front line deserves to be protected, whether it’s with our help or the other many people trying to help our heroes.

“Our volunteers are working long hours cutting, assembling, promoting and delivering our protective wear. Thousands more of the visors are needed.

“Any donations will fund the purchase of materials to make the visors so Broken Souls Rescue can continue to help our heroes fighting this virus.”

Visit www.gofundme.com/f/broken-souls-rescue-helping-our-nhs-heroes to donate or find out more.

 

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