1st November 2016
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students at York College found the perfect home for their dirty laundry! They collected twenty bin liners full of towels which had been used for treatments in the York College training salons, to help staff at the Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary care for rescued seal pups.
Lia Bull, Marketing Executive at Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary said: “Our Sanctuary experts have a constant need for old towels which are used to wrap around seal pups when bottle feeding or treating them, and with all the saltwater and fish oil they do not last long. We were delighted when the College delivered twenty bags full – it’s a massive boost to our towel store.”
Beauty student Alice Robinson, from Scarborough, studies the brand new Level 4 Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques course at York College. She said: “Living in Scarborough I have a soft spot for these gorgeous seal pups. At College I saw so many towels unable to be used in the hair and beauty salons and knew how much the Seal Sanctuary needed them. I study one day a week at York College where I am learning the very latest skincare techniques, and I’m about to start my first job working in the luxury spa at Raithwaite Hall in Whitby. It’s really good being able to live and work by the sea, and studying this higher level beauty course in York has been such a bonus.”
Jayne Laverick, Head of Division for Hair & Beauty at York College said: “Over time we accumulated so many towels which are no longer used in our training salons and treatment rooms. Students and staff had the idea of donating them to the Seal Sanctuary where they will be put to good use. We are delighted the towels will help the staff at the Sea Life Centre to care for rescued orphaned seal pups.”