Unique Salons has donated more than 300 towels to Hull Animal Welfare Trust to help keep the shelter’s residents warm this winter. Danny Smith and Claire Pickering took a quick break from creating fantastic hair for their clients to visit the Sunnydene Animal Shelter to hand over the towels and meet some of the animals there.
Unique’s marketing manager Danny said: “Unique’s three salons in Cottingham, Hessle and Beverley recently took delivery of new towels in preparation for the Christmas season, and when it came to finding a good use for the old towels the answer was obvious.
“We’ve got a lot of animal lovers on the team, I think nearly everyone has at least one pet and many of them are rescues, so we know first hand how important the work of places like Hull Animal Welfare Trust is. It’s fantastic to know that places like this exist to help animals in need and we are proud to be able to help.”
Danny Smith and Claire Pickering of Unique Salons, with a couple of four-week-old kittens
Sue Sewell, of Hull Animal Welfare Trust, said: “This is a lovely boost for the shelter and the timing is ideal, with temperatures dropping in recent weeks the animals are always in need of some extra warmth.
“We rely heavily on support from the public and it’s great to receive donations like this. Towels are really useful for everything from bedding to bath times for the animals. We help over 1,000 animals each year and all donations are welcome.”
Supporting good causes locally is important to Unique Salons, whose activities have included haircuts for homeless and elderly people, and its annual Big Wig Weekend in support of HER Breast Friends.
Claire Pickering, salon manager, said: “It’s sad to think how many animals end up in shelters and we’re really pleased to be able to put our old towels to good use. Of course, the challenge of dropping the towels off was to make sure I didn’t come home with another pet!”