A TEACHER at a Whitchurch secondary school has helped provide more than 2,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the local community.

Maths teacher Chris Roberts, of Testbourne Community School, has used the school’s laser cutter to make more than 2,000 PPE masks for the NHS procurement team serving Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester hospitals.

Visors have also gone out to groups in the community, including the town’s doctors surgery, Lloyds Pharmacy and care homes.

The school is working in collaboration with Basingstoke’s Costello School, whose Design and Technology teacher, Emma Young, started the project, for which £4,500 has now been raised via Just Giving, with the funds set to go into buying new resources.

For more go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/costello-711

Testbourne is also happy for local businesses to get in touch if they are in need of visors.