Two thousand face shields will soon be on their way to Withybush Hospital and care homes in Pembrokeshire following a donation to a local company by the Port of Milford Haven.
Based in Pembroke Dock, CUB3D was established in spring last year and specialises in digital scanning. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, directors Nic Curcio and Lee Canny have started utilising their 3D printers to produce face shields for NHS, care and shop workers who need to protect themselves while on the frontline.
Andy Jones, Chief Executive at the Port of Milford Haven, commented “At our regular meetings where we’ve been planning our own organisation’s response to this unprecedented crisis, we’ve also been considering how we can best help our community. Our initial support was to our tenants with charitable status offering them a three-month rent-free period, followed by offering our staff as volunteers to Pembrokeshire County Council’s Community Care Hub. Then a few members of staff saw the great work that CUB3D were doing and, understanding the urgent need for PPE, we wanted to help. It’s great to support a local company who are using their expertise and specialist equipment to benefit others, as well as investing their own time and effort in such challenging times.”
Director Nic Curcio said “CUB3D are completely humbled at the generosity of the local community. We could see the vulnerability of people and the shortage in PPE and decided to help. The response to the donation page has been overwhelming, but more importantly the response of people who are receiving them has been absolutely amazing. They all really appreciate it. CUB3D are simply happy that we can give something back to the community in this time of desperation.”
An online ‘Go Fund Me’ page has been set up where people can make donations towards the raw materials needed to create the face shields. Please visit www.gofundme.com/f/nhs-faceshield
Photo caption: Lee Canny and Nic Curcio from CUB3D with the face shields they have produced for key workers
Notes to Editors
Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.
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Port of Milford Haven