WCL are proud to have collaborated with Rhino Machine Co. in Bristol to produce face masks for front line staff reacting to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

At the start of the outbreak of the global C19 pandemic front-line staff were having to react to circumstances never faced before with an unknown virus that was spreading across the country and globe. This situation created significant need for front line staff PPE to mitigate the spread of the virus and supporting staff safety and those they were coming in contact with.

WCL recognised this need and wanted to help support the national effort in a local way. Following a conversation between MD Ben Doe at Rhino Machine Co. in Bristol (now Havoc Performance @HAVOC Performance – Home) and WCL Director Jim Gilliatt, junior school friends from back in their birth home Lincolnshire, it became apparent that the machinery in the workshop more typically used to producing high performance race parts for international two wheeled motorsport, could quickly be reprogrammed to start production of face masks. With Machine Co’s engineering knowledge and the WCL team providing over £1,250 in sponsorship for materials and logistics, the operation was quickly underway to help produce and deliver face masks to front-line staff. WCL are proud to have supported in this small with the collaboration delivering of well over a thousand masks to a combination of NHS Bristol (via Bristol City Council), NHS Chippenham and 5 x local care homes in Louth, Lincolnshire.