Community spirit has been one of the hallmarks of the current pandemic and we’re proud to be supporting Foldall – a not-for-profit initiative producing thousands of face shields per day to protect frontline healthcare workers during the Covid 19 crisis.
Set up by four friends in Bath who wanted to ‘do their bit’, Foldall needed more hands on the deck and critical funds to scale the initiative – fast.
Our commercial furniture client Roger Lewis, which is based near Bath, stepped-up to the plate early on and worked with the Foldall team to help streamline their manufacturing processes for the production of visors.
Getting the word out
To get more volunteers onboard to assemble the face shields, the Hattrick team has also swung into action securing national, regional and local news coverage. To date, this includes interviews across TV and radio in the South West on BBC Points West, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Wiltshire and a shout out on ‘The Steph Show’ on Channel 4.
Foldall’s story has also been featured in The Express and The Telegraph alongside local and regional news. The initiative has also built up a loyal and engaged community of followers across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with our help.
Since Foldall went live at the end of March:
- 57,000 shields have been ordered
- 45,000+ have been shipped nationally
- Foldall’s suppliers have been able to take 10 people out of furlough
- Foldall has received donations totalling £17,429, which enabled them to donate over 6,000 shields
- More than 360 volunteers have joined the digital rota
To support the cause and allow Foldall to donate even more vital face shields to the NHS, visit: https://www.foldall.co.uk/donations