COVID-19 PPE Appeal Fund

Our NHS staff are on the frontline and we must guarantee their safety. Help us purchase and transport Personal Protection Equipment from China to Cambridge.

COVID-19 PPE Appeal Fund

Our nation is running perilously short of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). With the peak of COVID-19 infection still to come and the number of cases set to remain high for months, we must source the best PPE available for our health care professionals.

Without it, they cannot care for infected patients safely.

Without it, they may become ill and spread infection themselves.

If our doctors, nurses and paramedics become sick, they must self-isolate and right now we cannot do without them.

The University of Cambridge has strong links and academic collaborations with China, and particularly Nanjing, such as Engineering Professor Daping Chu. In collaboration with Professors Sadaf Farooqi and Toni Vidal Puig (Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science), our engineers, biomedical scientists and clinicians are working with suppliers and manufacturers in the UK and China to ensure we access high-quality PPE. 

We need funding urgently to acquire:

  • Goggles (reusable or single)
  • FFP2 and FFP3 masks (reusable or single-use) with additional filters for reusable
  • Water repellent single-use IIR standard surgical masks
  • Surgical gowns

We have already secured financial resources to purchase 80,000 sets of scrubs for staff to wear. If successful, our goal is to distribute PPE to support other hospitals in Cambridgeshire and the UK depending on our capacity to upscale.

Make a gift

  • £150 buys enough FFP3 respirator masks to care for one patient in Intensive Care for one day
  • £1,000 buys 100 pairs of scrubs

To learn more or discuss wider opportunities for philanthropic investment please contact Shira Schnitzer.

Make a gift now

Make a gift now to COVID-19 PPE Fund by credit or debit card, or set up a direct debit:

Give online

Or, find out about other ways to give.

Shira Schnitzer

Head of Major Gifts — Cambridge University Health Partners

+44 (0)1223 330932 or +44 (0)7720 064987

Other ways to help

Related impact stories

Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students receive an unrivalled education.

Philanthropic impact story
Since the University of Cambridge launched its COVID-19 research fund in March, more than 250 donors have given generously to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Philanthropic impact story
COVID-19 has dramatically altered our students’ university experience, radically changing the Cambridge they know and exacerbating any underlying disadvantages.