700 towels donated to animal home


Fresh Fields’ Kevin Fitzgerald with Swan Haven volunteer Elise Blackwell and Patch.
Picture: David Baylis         d449430
Fresh Fields’ Kevin Fitzgerald with Swan Haven volunteer Elise Blackwell and Patch. Picture: David Baylis        d449430

Seven hundred towels were donated by Fresh Fields, the linen and catering manager for health and aged care group Hall & Prior.

Fresh Fields operations manager Kevin Fitzgerald delivered the towels to the Swan Animal Haven on Thursday.

“In an average year, we wash more than 500,000 towels, along with more than a million face cloths and more than 160,000 bed sheets,” he said.

“The towels we are donating aren’t able to be used in our homes any more, but they are still good enough for the dogs at this haven.”

Hall & Prior chief executive Graeme Prior said he was pleased to help the rescue organisation.

“With our Midland home, Tuohy Aged Care Home, so close to this refuge, it really is a case of helping the community we are part of,” he said.

“I’m glad that these old towels will be able to make a difference.”