Hello Flamingo knew that while it was necessary to go into ‘hibernation’ for day to day operations, they strongly felt that they should utilise the assembly facilities at their disposal. Together with a crew of eager and available volunteers, and the space to work safely, Hello Flamingo stepped in to help plug the gap of vital PPE supplies, urgently required by many frontline NHS teams, up and down the UK.

The owners of Hello Flamingo, Roo and Paula funded the initial budget to manufacture 1200 protective face shields. These were donated immediately to NHS teams from Brighton to Nottingham, and all the way to Sunderland!

Once this first batch was delivered, Hello Flamingo had an instant demand for more, so they decided to raise money through an online funding page. So far, Hello Flamingo have raised almost £3000.00 and counting – which enabled them to manufacture a further 1100 face shields.

Paula commented: “The support and the donations we have received has been amazing, and the generosity and kind words has really made a huge difference! We joined forces with industry colleagues, gaining access to design files and cutting machinery, and we would like to give massive thanks to both Stylo and Fine Cut Group for their support, it is so great our industry is pulling together. Also a HUGE thank you  to our awesome team of volunteers, made up of friends and local freelancers.”

Hello Flamingo are now taking orders for businesses and industries that would like to purchase the face shields, or if they have any specific brief for protective kit or fixtures they may require. Please contact info@helloflamingo.co.uk for price and lead time details, and for any other enquiries.

Terry Clark
Author: Terry Clark