Volunteers and staff at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) have spent an evening learning about how to use a human defibrillator after the charity purchased a Defibrillator which is now, available for emergency use, outside East Sussex WRAS’s Veterinary Hospital in Whitesmith East Sussex.
The 6th – 12th May 2018 is Hedgehog Awareness Week.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is urging everyone to “Think Hedgehog” and help support this much loved British mammal which is in decline.
Most hedgehogs have come out of hibernation now and are actively seeking partners and mating. It won’t be long before the first litter of urchins (baby hedgehogs) are born.
At WRAS Charity Shop in 192 Terminus Rd Eastbourne, we are taking part in International Animal Rescue's fundraiser Cakes for Apes! www.cakes4apes.org
International Animal Rescue is the last remaining hope for Critically Endangered orangutans in West Borneo. Their team rescues baby orangutans that have been snatched from their mothers and sold as pets, adults that have spent years chained in tiny cages and those left stranded when their forest home is destroyed.
East Sussex WRAS has won the Emergency Service Award at the community radio station Uckfield FM.
WRAS would like to thank Uckfield FM, sponsors CJ Thorne, those who nominated WRAS and to all WRAS's volunteers and staff for working so hard that everyone's efforts were recognized.
This year it is being held at the lovely East Dean Village Hall at Village Green Lane, behind the Church. BN20 0DJ.
There will be lots of stalls with all sorts of gift ideas for Christmas.
Refreshments will be available too.
If you would like to book a table please contact Chris Riddington on 01825-873003 for more information on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
East Sussex WRAS are running a Summer Raffle all through August to raise money for East Sussex WRAS.
You could win a John Lewis 3 Burner Gas BBQ worth £230.
The BBQ has been kindly donated by John Lewis's Maresfield distribution depot.
Local Sussex Artist Seb Lester is helping to raise money for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and is issuing this limited edition print called "Angry Bunny" on Friday to raise funds.
This print is a timed-release limited edition, meaning it will be available to buy in his online shop for 48 hours only. Available from 3pm BST (10am EST/ 7am PST) on Friday 4th August to 3pm BST on Sunday 6th August, 2017. The size of the edition will be determined by the number of prints sold in that time period. The prints will be available to buy worldwide and will ship on Monday 21st August. All the proceeds from this print will go to East Sussex WRAS. Seb has a soft spot for wildlife and animals in general, particularly rabbits.
WRAS will be officially launching its replacement Veterinary Ambulance on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at 7pm in the park next to Decoy Pond Hampden Park (near the cafe). Young Ben Sherlock who has raised money for the Ambulance and Atlantic Rower Daryl Farmer two of the sponsors will be presenting the key to WRAS's Trevor Weeks. Please feel free to come along and meet us and see the new vehicle.
Please come along and visit WRAS's Charity Shop at 192 Terminus Road Eastbourne this Easter for some fun events for all the family. So why not have some fun and support East Sussex WRAS at the same time.
Congratulations Daryl Farmer for completing his Solo Atlantic crossing. What an amazing achievement. We are so proud to be associated with Daryl Farmer and he is a legend! A big thank you to his partner Sabine Grainger, her daughter Ellie and WRAS's Chris Riddington for all their hard work behind the scenes helping to raise money and for all the updates and information throughout.