Cambridge-based supplier Goodfellow is joining the fight against COVID-19 by supplying materials that can be used to make protective equipment for frontline workers.

130 kilos of polypropylene coil has already been donated to Stamford School in Lincolnshire, where design technology teachers are voluntarily manufacturing 1,000 protective face masks a day.

Goodfellow has also donated to a number of other companies that are supplying protective equipment to hospitals.

It’s incredibly important that we come together to support each other in times like these, both industry and individuals alike. It just so happens that in this instance, Goodfellow has the ability to help frontline workers with the specialist materials used to make PPE.

Stephen Aldersley, CEO at Goodfellow

Some of the face masks made by Stamford Schools have been sent to the ICU team at Peterborough City Hospital.

"We are extremely fortunate to have the equipment and skill set to make a real difference to members of our NHS. We will keep manufacturing as long as we have materials, which Goodfellow are supporting us with, and a demand for the product - we're just glad we are able to help our amazing NHS workers."

Mr Newton, Head of Design Technology at Stamford School