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Posted on: 24/04/2020

HWS leads “Goggles for the NHS” mission

As well as being head of Hinchley Wood School, Mr Bartlett is also Chair of the 57 Surrey Secondary Headteachers.

Following an email exchange with a Hinchley Wood parent who works at St George’s Hospital, Mr Bartlett campaigned Surrey secondary schools to donate goggles from their science labs to GP surgeries and hospitals across the South East.

The initiative has really taken off and over 8,500 pairs of goggles plus disposable gloves and visors have been delivered to 16 hospitals, countless GP surgeries and other healthcare providers, including Princess Alice Hospice, around Surrey and across London.

Resources were delivered and welcomed with open arms by A&E staff – albeit behind masks and at the correct social distance.  One of our NHS contacts said:

“These are coming just at the right time.  Thank you so much!  You cannot imagine what a difference your donations have made – you have definitely restored our faith in human kindness!  Our doctors and nurses could not believe that they could now have their own pair of goggles, as the supply has been so intermittent……we are so very grateful to you and your colleagues – a more necessary response I cannot imagine.”