International media giant AOL Time Warner yesterday presented a cheque for $257,602 to Project Shield, the charity project launched by the South China Morning Post to raise money to protect hospital workers. The donation was part of more than $17 million that Project Shield raised in its 12-day fund-raising campaign. SCMP group editor-in-chief David Armstrong accepted the cheque from Alvin Lee, AOL Time Warner's Asia Pacific director of international relations and strategic policy. 'The money was contributed by our employees in Hong Kong with matching contributions from our various companies in Hong Kong and AOL in New York,' Mr Lee said. The Post, on behalf of its readers, has already passed on $12.34 million to the Hospital Authority. Two large orders have been placed through the authority, including 776,000 disposable fluid-resistant gowns, 140,000 eye-shield frames, 260,000 eye-shield lenses, 64,000 face shields, 5,000 pairs of goggles and 500,000 surgical masks. Most equipment from the second order will be delivered before the end of this month. Hundreds of respirators and tens of thousands of Du Pont Barrierman suits have already been distributed to frontline health workers.