Mark Perryman, part-time research fellow in Sport and Leisure Culture at the University is also the co-founder of the self-styled ‘sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction’ aka Philosophy Football. Best known for their quirky Camus goalkeeper’s T-shirt the company has responded to the Coronavirus crisis with a best-selling Born in the NHS design. Not just a T-shirt either, with £5 from every sale donated to Lewes, where half the company is based, mutual aid projects, including funding free meals for Haywards Heath Princess Royal Hospital staff, scrubs for health and care workers across Sussex as well as donations to the Lewes food banks too.
When Mark read about the innovative work of the University’s own School of Architecture and Design here on the blog creating and manufacturing essential PPE kit he immediately got in touch with Justine Devenney and Claire Hoskin to see if a donation would help. £1000 has now been handed over, just the boost the project needed to buy much the materials to expand the production of face masks, and now ear guards too, for hospitals, the ambulance service, care workers in Brighton, and thanks to the donation, now beyond as well.
What a link up.
For Philosophy Football https://www.philosophyfootball.com/
For Born in the NHS https://www.philosophyfootball.com/born-in-the-nhs.html