Map maker from Oundle turns out nearly 1500 face masks for NHS and carers

A map maker from Oundle has single-handedly produced more than 1,430 face shields for NHS and care providers in Northamptonshire and Peterborough.

James Anderson, a cartographer, was inspired after regarding an article that said that the NHS was running out of PPE.

James's mask making area Credit: East Northants Council

Local businesses have support James by donating 3000 PVC sheets for the shields.

Oundle School lent him a printer, a drum sander, and an electric guillotine, while local people have provided working tables, and helped to cut/tie elastic for the straps.

James is continuing to produce face shields which so far have gone to Peterborough City Hospital, Oundle Surgery, Corby Urgent Care, Burton Latimer Surgery, Highgate Hospital in London, NHS District Nurses, several care homes in the area, and local pharmacies.

James says he'll keep going as long as home-printed PPE is needed.

For more information about James’ campaign and to donate you can click here.