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Face shields donated to Aylesbury Vale police officers

A printing company sent the protective equipment to them

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 12:09pm 24th April 2020. 2-minute read.

Face shields donated to Aylesbury Vale police officers

Police officer have been sent face shield in Aylesbury Vale. 

Thames Valley Police operating in the Aylesbury Vale area have had protective shields donated to them. 

Media Ace is a printing company based in Thame that began producing protective equipment after wanting to produce a product that could make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ashley is co-owner of the company and explained why they wanted to support officers:

"Everyone is fully aware of the need of the NHS staff front line staff, but it's such a broader picture than that.  The police are also on the front line, they are very much customer facing. 

"We know of a couple of people in the police who were struggling to get a hold of them. So whilst we are doing what we are doing we thought we could help them by supplying some of our visors and it would help them  feel some protection."

Over the last month they have produce over 85,000 shields for 13 NHS Trusts and various other health care organisations. 

The demand for them exceeded initial expectations and they have now ramped up production with a double shift of staff producing them.

They have even developed a product mascot, as Ashley explains:

"We are trying to support a charity with what we are doing so we have developed the bulldog called Rory, which is a real dog one of our staff owns who usually pops into the office.

"So we decided to create a character and he is now appearing on our social media and our website essentially promoting our product as we donate a penny for each mask we create. 

"We are aiming to reach the 100,000 mask mark which will be £1,000 for them"

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