FREEMASONS who raided their own supplies of special projector film to help make much needed visors for hospital staff are appealing for donations to make more.

The medical staff at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough were using up their supply of see-through face visors quicker than they could get further replacements.

One of the main problems was finding sheets of A4 size transparent film normally used for Overhead Projector Slides which is what was being used to make the 3D printed visors at the hospital.

. Hearing of their plight Andrew Watson, Charity Steward of Ayton Freemasons Lodge donated 150 sheets to Richard Robinson, Infection and Prevention Control Nurse.Staff at the hospitals infectious diseases team, led by Dr Richard Bellamy were so pleased they sent a special message of thanks coronavirus style.

Andrew said since then the Ayton Lodge purchased a further 400 sheets, and along with 820 sheets donated via a village Facebook page and other sources they're handing over nearly 3,000 sheets.

He added: "We are trying to buy further supplies to donate, but there is a national shortage so if anyone has any A4 transparent PVC binding covers or A4 projector transparency sheets which could be used contact us at inboxforemail-masonic@yahoo.com"