Makespace has been awarded a Mayor’s “Volunteer for Cambridge” award!

This recognises the amazing effort and dedication of over 100 Makespace members and supporters who pulled together this year to support the local community through a series of projects, including:

  • The community visor project: Designing protective visors in collaboration with the medical and technical teams at Addenbrooke’s hospital to deliver to NHS staff and key workers during the PPE shortage in April. About 5000 visors were made in Makespace and free issued to Addenbrooke’s and other schools and local institutions, and the design and process were made freely available to companies who then produced many more.
  • The face mask kit project: Making and distributing over 2000 free fabric face masks kits (for over 10K people) to slow community transmission in summer.
  • The cardboard mask fitter project: Designing and making over 20k disposable surgical mask fasteners to make available PPE more comfortable and safe for NHS staff.
  • Test tube holders project: for the university to support the testing regime, designing and laser cutting test tube holders for university halls.

More details of the projects can be found on our Covid Response and Activities page.

Thanks to everyone for stepping up and contributing your time and skills to make great things happen!

Mayor’s Award for Makespace

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