Roman’s Seal of Approval

08th October 2014

Leading UK shower designer and manufacturer Roman have been collecting old towels at their base in Newton Aycliffe Business Park and delivering them to help look after the rescued baby seals at the nearby Scarborough Sealife and Marine Sanctuary.

Roman first spotted the appeal about the seals at the Scarborough Sealife Sanctuary in the Northern Echo newspaper and saw this as a great cause and something they could help with. The Sanctuary is calling out for old towels as they are necessary to help grip and clean the orphaned seals for transportation to the centre.

Roman and its sister company, Roman at Home (, an online homewares retailer asked their staff if they had any old towels lying around and if so to bring them in to work to start a collection for the seals. Roman at Home encouraged their staff to bring in their old towels and in exchange offered them a generous discount to replace them with new towels from the online store – there was a great response from all staff.

A Roman staff member’s husband works at Darlington College and he spread the word to his colleagues.  We kindly received a large box full of towels from the hairdressing department to add to our growing collection.

Rob Green, Roman’s North East Retail Development Manager, delivered the towels to the seal Sanctuary in Scarborough, whilst visiting his retail accounts in the area.

Rob Green commented: “I usually deal with shower and bath seals rather than the real life variety, so when delivering these towels it was far from my typical day. The staff at the Sealife Sanctuary were thrilled with the amount of towels we brought in and it was great to see that all the towels we had collected here at Roman will be going to such a good course to help all those orphaned baby seals.”