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Birchwood youngster creates life-saving face shields to donate to NHS


A BIRCHWOOD youngster has created life-saving face shields to donate to NHS staff at Warrington Hospital – thanks to a 3 D printer he got for Christmas.

Jaycen Ledgerton aged 11, a pupil at Birchwood High School is delighted to be doing his bit to help the NHS.

When he got a 3D printer for Christmas he never thought that within months he could be using it to save a life, which is exactly what he has decided to do!

Alongside his normal schoolwork, Jaycen has designed his own DT project – to print face shields which are at present in low supply, but vital to the NHS and then donate them to Warrington Hospital

The face shields, which are to UK recommended design, consist of a 3D printed headband and a punched laminate shield. He has printed his first few and wants to continue printing these each day to make as many as possible for the brave NHS staff.

Jaycen said: “I wanted to help our doctors and nurses during the Covid lockdown, and I know that they’re asking for equipment that they desperately need. Mum got me a 3D printer for Christmas, and I found face shields online that I could 3D print and put together at home. We started straight away and I’m hoping to make as many as I can to send to Warrington Hospital. The hospital have always taken great care of me whenever I’ve needed them so I would like to give a little back in return.”

Communication & Events Manager Josie Evans said: “When we heard of Jaycen’s plan we felt genuinely humbled by his generosity and care for others and we are so proud to have him as a member of our school.

“Well done Jaycen, you really are marvellous!”

So far he has manufactured 10 pieces of kit at a rate of one a day.


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