Charity Dinner to Benefit Local Wildlife

East Sussex WRAS has rehabilitated more casualties this year than ever before like this little baby Goldfinch.
East Sussex WRAS has rehabilitated more casualties this year than ever before like this little baby Goldfinch.

An award winning wildlife rescue service is holding a Black Tie charity dinner and evening of entertainment at the Cumberland Hotel on Eastbourne Seafront on Friday 22nd November 2013.

Trevor Weeks MBE founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is inviting people to attend the 3 course dinner where there will also be a champaign reception, silent auction, photographer, DJ and dancing and a guest speaker too.

"This is set to be a great evening of fun and entertainment and people will even get to see one of those rare occasions when I get to wash off the bird poo and take off my trainers and wear a suit, tie and shoes - now that doesn't happen often! We don't often get to take time off and enjoy ourselves so we are really looking forward the event," said Trevor who added "on a serious note, we are coming up to one of the busiest times of year when we have hundreds of hedgehogs which need to be looked after being too small to hibernate, we also see an increase in road casualties during the winter so our bills always go up at this time of year. We really need the public's support with this event to help us afford to take of these casualties."

Tickets cost £40 a per person and are available by calling 01825-873003.

East Sussex WRAS has rehabilitated more casualties this year than ever before at its Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith between Hailsham, Lewes and Uckfield expands and increases year on year the number of casualties it can help.

"A number of companies have helped support the event and donated items, decorations, and their services for free to make the evening an enjoyable event. We can't run our service without the publics support" said Trevor.

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Press Contact:
Trevor Weeks MBE (East Sussex WRAS) - 007931 523958

Notes:

Trevor Weeks picked up an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2012, as well as being awarded the Animal Welfare Award by BBC Sussex and Surrey's Community Heroes Awards 2012 and the charity won the Local Animal Charity of the Year 2013 in the ITV1's British Animal Honours 2013.

East Sussex WRAS was established in 1998 but founder Trevor Weeks has been undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work since 1985.

WRAS receives over 3000 calls for help every year, and 2013 saw the number of calls for help per day increase from a maximum of 45 in a day to 110!

East Sussex WRAS is only a small local charity with 3 part time members of staff paid minimum wage and over 70 volunteers volunteersing 365 days a year.

Trevor has spent over 8,400 hours on-call for East Sussex WRAS in the past 12 months!

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