THE Institute of Physics has donated funds to an Otley campaign to make PPE

The £500 donation was given to Otley Maker Space which is producing vital equipment for frontline NHS workers.

The institute’s Yorkshire Branch Chairman Mark Wrigley has been spending lockdown in Otley with family and has responded to the shortage of PPE by 3D printing headbands for medical visors.

He said: “Members of the maker space and I started to discuss ways we could use our technical skills and equipment to respond to the shortage of personal protective equipment that’s vital for keyworkers. We were delighted to be able to contribute £500 to support them in supporting their community.”

He added: “We have six 3D printers between us; each can produce one headband an hour, straight from our kitchen tables.”

The group, which has a Go Fund Me page, has also made more than 200 sets of scrubs.