NEW Quay RNLI Lifeboat Station has donated essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to local doctors and nurses in the on-going fight against the coronavirus.

New Quay lifeboat station has donated its spare P3 protective masks and boxes of protective gloves to the local GP surgery.

The valved, fold-flat, disposable respirator P3 masks are used on station for maintenance tasks involving potentially hazardous materials and offer the highest level of protection, and the gloves are normally used for maintenance and casualty care activities.

Bernie Davies, New Quay RNLI’s full time mechanic said, “I knew the New Quay surgery was desperately short of PPE so I thought what better way to help but to give them the spare masks and gloves we had at the station.”

New Quay Lifeboat Station’s lfeboat medical adviser (LMA), Dr Eurig Harries, is a volunteer lifeboat crew member and one of the local GPs.

Meanwhile, New Quay RNLI’s coxswain, Daniel Potter, together with members of the lifeboat crew and other community volunteers, have been busy helping vulnerable members of the community.

Yesterday alone, Dan made more than 50 deliveries of food and prescription medication to those who are unable to leave their homes.

Dan said: “We are trying to do our bit to help the community in these difficult times. If anyone in self isolation in the New Quay area needs help with essential supplies then please do not hesitate to contact me on 07971 101811 or email”