Raising funds for high-grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health and social care professionals caring for patients with COVID-19 in Cambridge and the East of England.
We are seeking donations to the Cambridge China COVID-19 Collaboration (4C) Appeal.
This appeal is led by two doctors and University of Cambridge Professors, Toni Vidal Puig and Sadaf Farooqi, who want to ensure that high-grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available for health and social care professionals caring for patients with COVID-19 in Cambridge and the East of England.
Our aim is to guarantee the safety and protection of our staff on the frontline, so they can focus entirely on what they do best - caring for patients.
This is an urgent problem. In the UK, the peak of the epidemic is expected within 2 weeks and the number of cases will remain high over the next 3-4 months.
A team of University of Cambridge engineers, biomedical scientists and clinicians are working with suppliers and manufacturers in the UK and with their counterparts in Nanjing, China, to ensure we get the right high quality PPE for NHS staff. Chinese entrepreneurs with links to Cambridge have committed to providing air-freight at cost.
These are challenging times globally. There is tremendous competition for high-grade masks in particular, with demand far outstripping supply. Liquidity is needed to pay suppliers upfront to secure the supplies we need.
We are now urgently seeking your support - our first target is £5 Million.
What will we do with your money?
£150 buys enough FFP3 respirator masks to care for 1 patient in Intensive Care for 1 day.
£1,000 buys 100 pairs of scrubs for staff to wear when working with patients with COVID-19.
We will also purchase surgical gowns, eye protection and visors.
On behalf of our colleagues, we thank you for your support and generosity.
To make a DONATION: Click here