Hello Flamingo help manufacture protective face shields for the NHS

“At Hello Flamingo, we knew that while it was necessary to go into ‘hibernation’ regarding all our day to day operations, we also strongly felt that as we have the assembly facilities at our disposal, a crew of really eager and available volunteers, and the space to work safely, we must step in to help plug the gap of vital PPE supplies, urgently required by many frontline NHS teams, up and down the UK,” said Paula Bestford, Creative Director at Hello Flamingo.

The owners of Hello Flamingo, Roo and Paula funded the initial budget to manufacture 1200 protective face shields. These were donated immediately to NHS teams from Brighton to Nottingham, and all the way to Sunderland.

Paula continued, “Once this first batch was delivered, we had a demand for more, so we decided to raise money through our funding page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/flamingofaceshield – we have raised almost £3000.00 and counting – which has enabled us to manufacture a further 1100 face shields so far.

This support and the donations we have received has been amazing, and the generosity and kind words has really made a huge difference. Hello Flamingo joined forces with some of our fellow colleagues in the industry, gaining access to design files and cutting machinery, and we would like to give massive thanks to both Stylo and Fine Cut Group for their support, it is so great our industry is pulling together.

Also a HUGE thank you to our awesome team of volunteers, made up of friends and local freelancers.”

Hello Flamingo are now taking orders for businesses and industries that would like to purchase the face shields, or if they have any specific brief for protective kit or fixtures they may require, we are able to work with them on solutions. Please contact info@helloflamingo.co.uk for price and lead time details, and for any other enquiries.

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