Council employee gets busy making shields

When the Covid-19 pandemic began and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council employee Victoria Murphy wasn’t able to carry out her job as a crèche assistant at Banbridge Leisure Centre – or cover centre attendant duties in other council facilities - she was quick to find something truly worthwhile to keep her mind and hands active.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 2:15 pm

When Victoria saw a local group on Facebook asking for help to make disposable face shields for health care workers, she wanted to help out – and has already made around 500.

Organised by a group called ‘NHS Face Shields Lurgan’, they provide the volunteers with all the equipment needed including elastic, acetate and foam as well as a video showing them how to do it. “I have always been busy with my work over the years and enjoy working in different roles and in different facilities,” said Victoria. “When I saw this group and the amazing work they were doing I wanted to get involved. I really enjoy making the face shields and knowing that they are helping our community.”