A seal at East Winch Wildlife CentreWe’ve launched an appeal for old towels to help orphaned seal pups recover at our East Winch Wildlife Centre.

Our centre in Norfolk is in desperate need of old towels to help provide much-needed warmth for seal pups being cared for at the hospital.

With 15 seals currently in the  intensive care unit, each being fed five times a day, and fresh towels needed every time - they are getting through up to 75 towels a day!

460 other animals are also in our care at the centre and need towels on a regular basis. The towel store is almost empty despite washing and reusing as many as possible.

Helping to care for injured animals

Centre manager Alison Charles said:


“Towels are actually life-savers – strange as it seems. They can help to keep a sick and emaciated pup warm and comfortable and help to save its life. Earlier in the year we dealt with an unprecedented number of grey seal pups following the surge tide and have depleted our supplies of towels.


“We hope the residents of Norfolk will come to our rescue again and donate more used towels. We are so truly grateful for any we get and anyone who does donate a towel is helping to care for injured wildlife.”


Can you help by donating towels to our wildlife centre in Norfolk?

A number of collection points for towels have been set up at Tesco and Asda stores in Norfolk. They are located at the Tesco store in King’s Lynn on the Harwick Estate, Gaywood, Downham Market and Asda at South Wooton.

The towels can also be placed in the special yellow bins located outside the wildlife centre on Gayton Road, East Winch.

Visit the East Winch Wildlife Centre’s website to find out more about sending a towel to a seal in crisis.