As it is the season of giving, staff and volunteers who run the marine rescue centre at Blue Reef Tynemouth are asking for your help. Donations of towels are urgently needed to help get the sick and injured seals back to full health.
The rescue centre at Blue Reef as been full since November, with so many seals needing treatment that a temporary, mobile rescue centre has been put in place on site to help accommodate the seals.
With so many seals needing treatment the team are in need of kind donations of towels from members of the public.
In return for donating your old towels Blue Reef will give you up to £12 off admission (£2 per person) to visit the aquarium and see how the rescue seals are progressing.
The donated towels will be used by the team of staff and volunteers while rehabilitating wild seals, before they are released back into the wild.
Over 2000 grey seals have been born at the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, this winter. With the recent bad weather this has caused some of these seal pups to get separated from their mothers or become injured in the rough seas.
This is where the team at Blue Reef come into play alongside the RSPCA and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).
We have had an amazing response to this campaign and have received more towels then we could ever imagine. We no longer have any space to store donations. If you still would like to donate your towels, our friends at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter are still looking for donations.