Australia and New Zealand Micro Focus employees have teamed up with non-profit organization Free 3D Hands to help fund the charity’s ambition to manufacture, package and distribute over 4,000 face shields to essential service workers across Australia. Within three weeks, employees had raised more than $2,500 AUD which they donated to the COVID-19 Face Shield campaign – an ambitious drive by Free 3D Hands whose primary business is to provide 3D printed “hands” and assistive devices to people around the world – for free.
Peter Fuller, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Micro Focus, said: “With the impacts of COVID-19 we saw an opportunity to give back to the community and make a real difference. The founder of Free 3D Hands, Mat Bowtell, is a software engineer who uses his technology skills to design and print assistive devices which he then gives to those who need them, at no charge. The use of technology to innovate for good, combined with the great act of kindness, resonates with our values as part of Micro Focus INSPIRE. We are all tremendously proud to have played a part in this incredible collaborative effort.