A SCHOOL in York is supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by donating over 6,500 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to York Hospital.

The donation from St Peter’s School includes four infection protection kits, 48 filtering face pieces, 626 surgical face masks, 150 pieces of eye protection, 5,500 latex free gloves, 350 disposable aprons and 25 disposable decorators overalls.

Jeremy Walker, Head Master of St Peter’s School, said: “I am so pleased that we have been able to donate these essential items to support our local healthcare workers, who are putting in a huge amount of effort to keep us all safe and well.”

“I am grateful to everyone for making these available for us to share at this important time.”

The items of PPE have been sourced from St Peter’s School’s on-site medical centre, its science, design and technology departments, as well as donations from pupils. The equipment was delivered to the hospital yesterday.

Earlier this week, the NHS launched a nationwide campaign to recruit 250,000 volunteers to help battle the Coronavirus outbreak.