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Local schools donate vital equipment to Neville Funerals

Neville Funerals has announced Samuel Whitbread Academy and Stopsley High School havs donated safety visors to the funeral firm to help protect themselves in work amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Samuel Whitbread Academy, in Shefford recognised the need for PPE for key workers in many different sectors, including funeral services, after donating 350 safety goggles to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

The academy was inspired by the safety visor initiative led by Dan Pallet at the Chiltern Academy Trust, which has now produced over 2,000 protective visors for key workers across the region.

Nick Martin, headteacher at Samuel Whitbread Academy received the protective shields from the Chiltern Academy Trust and donated them to Neville Funeral’s Shefford branch. 

Ian Butler, vice principal at Samuel Whitbread Academy said: “Now more than ever it is important to support the local community during these challenging times. As a school, we are still open to support those children of key workers and we want to help every level of the community – from those on the frontline in the NHS, to those working in the funeral sector, like Neville Funerals.

“After the success of donating our safety goggles to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, it only felt right to donate the protective gear to other key workers and help those local businesses in the community.”

Stopsley High School also donated protective visors to Neville Funeral’s Stopsley branch.

Stopsley High School and Luton Sixth Form teamed up and shared resources to produce over 220 protective shields and delivered them to doctors, pharmacists and funeral directors across the region.

Charmian Alexander, director at Neville Funerals said: “We are incredibly touched that Samuel Whitbread Academy and Stopsley High School donated safety visors to protect us during these challenging times. We just want to say thank you for helping to keep us and our clients safe.”

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