Based in the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire A V Birch Ltd is an engineering company mainly involved in producing steel fabrications. At the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic they turned their attention to producing face visors for the NHS and Care sectors.
An initial Just Giving appeal for £5,000 soon reached it’s target but this was soon topped by a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation of a further £10,000. This has allowed A V Birch to produce no less that 30,000 visors to date and still producing. They also have an offshoot called Visor-Bikes who are delivering visors right across the country.
See also https://www.pglel.co.uk/east-lancashire-freemason-rallies-own-firm-to-produce-nhs-ppe-visors/
St Catherines Hospice at Lostock Hall in Preston was a recipient of the AV Visors and have sent a ‘thank you’ letter to the ELMC.