Exeter volunteers & local businesses band together to supply PPE Face-masks for care-workers

In response to the dire need for PPE for frontline healthcare staff, a non-profit group has formed called PPE4Exeter with a goal of manufacturing 5000 face-masks in the next four weeks.

What started as a small group of volunteers, making face-shields for GPs surgeries and local health and care teams in Devon and Somerset, has blossomed into a collaboration between individuals, local businesses, and organisations, who have already managed to supply over 600 face-masks to frontline staff in the Exeter region since banding together just under three weeks ago.

The group has combined their skills and contacts, working with suppliers and a design team and led codesign processes with clinical teams, to ensure that the face-shields are made using the latest national guidance and align with the needs of the frontline staff that receive them.

Now, PPE4Exeter is looking to increase its capacity to create and distribute this vital equipment to local care-workers and NHS staff.

PPE4Exeter needs to raise funds in order to source materials and equipment, to produce this vital PPE for the frontline workers within our communities.

With help from the public, it is estimated that the social enterprise can assemble and deliver a further 5000 face-shields, within the next four weeks.

A donation of just £5 can provide a re-usable face shield for a local GP, nurse, care-workers, and community response workers who are working in health, social care, and charity settings.

“are-workers on the frontline, looking after patients with COVID-19, are themselves most likely to contract or spread the virus,” said PPE4Exeter’s Jocelyn Mills, “The best way to protect our communities is to protect those who are working to keep us safe.”

To donate, find out more or get involved, go to or visit our Crowdfunder page.

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90’s studio band, no1uno to release remaster of their epic self-titled EP

DREXEL HILL, PA; 13 March 2020 – From their private recording studio in Pennsylvania, 90’s band no1uno (pronounced “no one you know”) sculpted their unique sound, influenced by noise, industrial and grunge, into a sonically adventurous self-titled EP that was released in 1997.

Now, after 23 years, the band will release a remastered version of the EP on Friday, March 13th, courtesy of Great Egg Music.

no1uno were an exclusively studio-based band that never performed live, but were featured on the Gagliarchives Radio Show and most recently on the podcast Bringing It All Back Home, hosted by Charles Kershenblatt.

Members Marc A. Gallo, James Sempsey III and Daniel H. McKay, crafted their four-track EP in a professional project studio owned by Gallo, recording, mixing and producing it between 1994 and 1997. Armed with the latest studio technology of the time, they meticulously sculpted sound designs for each powerful song, inspired by some of the most challenging genres of the decade.

The original EP featured Gallo performing vocals, guitars, keyboards and sound design, Sempsey III on vocals, keyboards and drum programming and McKay on bass, guitars and soundscapes.

According to Gallo, “The studio, wholly owned and operated, permitted an enviable level of artistic freedom. Our creativity was literally immune from the constraints of the music industry in the 1990s and this remastered EP demonstrates our unrestrained musical imagination.”

Since then, all the members of no1uno have continued to be active in the music scene.  Gallo, who currently owns and operates Great Egg Music and Mind the Gap, producing music and audio creative works in Drexel Hill, PA, has worked with numerous musical and theatrical bands including BAG, Alon and, most recently, Gallospole.

James Sempsey III, currently a teacher in academia in Southern New Jersey, has worked with The Forks and BAG and McKay, now employed with Visual Sound in Broomall, PA, has worked with M-Faktor, Nova X, The Tangent Project with Jeffrey Coulter and Jean Therapy.

The remastered EP, no1uno was completed in January 2020 and will be available at CD Baby, starting on Friday, March 13th.

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Marc A. Gallo, Mind the Gap
DREXEL HILL, PA, United States

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