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Uppingham school teacher Clive Simmons asks people in Rutland and Stamford areas to help him make visors for NHS

When a teacher set up a crowdfunding page to buy materials for NHS visors, he had a £500 total in mind.

That would buy enough plastic for Clive Simmons make 1,500 clear face shields, protecting people such as his wife, a radiologist at Stamford and Peterborough Hospitals.

But, thanks to the incredible generosity of people in the community, the fund smashed that target and shot over £5,000 within 24 hours, meaning Clive’s products can protect thousands more NHS employees, care home workers and others in essential face-to-face roles during the coronavirus lockdown.

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