Citadel employees recently organised a beach towel donation drive in support of the Turtle Rehab Unit being set up by Nature Trust Malta.
WHY BEACH TOWELS?
As Mr Vincent Attard, Executive President and CEO of Nature Trust - FEE Malta said, "These towels will play a crucial role in supporting the rehabilitation efforts for injured or sick sea turtles at the Turtle Rehab Unit.By providing them with comfortable and hygienic environments during their recovery process, we can significantly contribute to the trutles’ well-being and increase their chances of returning to their natural habitats"
Essentially these beach towels will serve a multitude of purposes:
- Warmth and Comfort: When turtles are rescued and brought to the center, they might be in a weakened or injured state. Beach towels provide a soft and warm surface for them to rest on, emulating the feeling of a sandy beach.
- Non-Abrasive Surface: The fabric of beach towels is gentle on the turtles' sensitive skin, especially if they have wounds or shell injuries. They prevent tank sores and any further harm or irritation while they recover.
- Hygiene and Cleanliness: Maintaining a clean environment is crucial in the rehabilitation process. Beach towels are easy to wash and replace, ensuring the turtles are not exposed to harmful bacteria.
- Absorbent Properties: Turtles may be wet or have fluids on their bodies when they arrive at the center. Beach towels absorb moisture effectively, keeping the turtles dry and preventing any potential infections.
- Stress Reduction: The bright colours and patterns on beach towels can have a calming effect on the turtles, reducing stress levels as they recover.
Mr Vincent Attard, Executive President and CEO of Nature Trust - FEE Malta was presented with a donation following a highly informative presentation which he kindly delivered to all employees, highlighting the work of the foundation.
So, if you have any unused beach towels, remember that these towels serve more than just sunbathing purposes – they play a vital role in the rehabilitation and conservation of these magnificent creatures! Donate your used beach towels to support and appreciate the amazing work done by Nature Trust - FEE Malta
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