Admiral Lord Nelson School donates PPE visors to Tops Day Nurseries

The Souths leading chain of day nurseries have received a donation of visor masks for childcare colleagues, made by The Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth.

With fewer students at the school, Design Department Teachers at the school have been busy making face visors with their idle laser cutters and ear protectors, for those working on the front line. The project has been supported by non-government initiative such as Technology Supplies Education, ALNS Design Department and Kitronik.

An incredible target of 1000 visors has almost been reached and have already been distributed to local care homes, Queen Alexandra Hospital, South Central Ambulance Service, Tops Day Nurseries based onsite at QA Hospital, and a number of other care and nursing homes.

Davina Cherry, Curriculum Leader in Design at the Lord Admiral Nelson School said “It is a pleasure to be able to support our community, in and around Portsmouth, and our ALNS family. We also received a kind donation of £200 from Margaret Roberts in Portsea who has given money from the proceeds of her book ‘Mudlarkers: Memories of Earning a Few Bob in Portsea.”


Tops Day Nurseries are extremely grateful for the kind donation from Admiral Lord Nelson School and would like to say a special thank you to Miss Owenson, Miss Thornley, Miss Merckel and Miss Cherry who have been quite clearly going above and beyond to help Key Workers during this unprecedented time.

Whilst it is fantastic to have received such a brilliant donation from the school, Tops Day Nurseries’ aim is to have one visor per member of staff working on the front line.

Tops Day Nurseries care for children aged from 3 months – school age plus over half of the settings offer a Hi5’s Club for primary school children and will be offering emergency placements between the hours of 6am-8pm, subject to demand and availability. Tops Day Nurseries offers Hi 5’s Club spaces during term time to cater for those who need to get to work and parents who work within the NHS or emergency services will be prioritised.

If you would like to make a donation to support the schools with funding the equipment to make PPE, please visit the Go Fund Me page here.

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