A HOLYWELL school has made a huge donation to help protect frontline NHS staff in the fight against coronavirus.

Staff at Holywell’s Ysgol Treffynnon have done what they can to keep NHS staff at Wrexham Maelor safe with a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Steve Holmes, head of science and technology, said it was great for the school to be able to do something to help with this unprecedented situation.

He said: “We wanted to do something to help with the PPE issues we have been hearing about, even if only in a small way, so I contacted the accident and emergency department at Wrexham Maelor to see whether any of our classroom equipment might be of use.

“I spoke to a duty nurse who said they would be very grateful for the donation.

“I quickly bagged up our full supply of classroom glasses, new replacement ones and new goggles, as well as 200 disposable aprons, and drove to Wrexham to drop them off at the hospital where I met Pam Lloyd, an advanced nurse specialist, who was going to take everything over to the accident and emergency department.

In total, the school gave more than 200 safety goggles which will help to protect key workers at the hospital whilst they work to protect the public from the virus.

Science teacher Darren Higgins added: “We want to say a big thank you to all the frontline staff in the NHS and everyone in the wider community for keeping us safe and taken care of in these difficult times.

“We are trying to do our bit too by taking care of the children of these key workers and, like schools across North Wales and further afield, we are open over the Easter holidays and beyond as the situation develops.”

A letter was also sent to the hospital from the school headteacher, John Weir, accompanying the donations.

It read: “We know that some of these may not be the most perfect solution for PPE and we hope the situation does not arise, but we want you to have something to use if there is no perfect solution available.

“We must thank both your front and back room staff during this difficult time, we know that an operation on this scale takes a massive effort from everyone involved. For this, we are truly grateful.”