Local wildlife rescuers are having a white Christmas after a joke which has back fired!
Chris Riddington and Trevor Weeks MBE from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were challenged by WRAS volunteers Holly and Amy Davies to bleach their hair white for Christmas if they made a donation towards some new isolation cages needed at the hospital.
“Chris said he would do it for £100 which both Amy and I agreed straight away to donate, but Trevor clearly wasn’t as keen and set the limit at £1000 which was going to be more of a challenge and we only had 4 days to raise the money” said Holly.
After pushing the challenge on Just Giving and social media Trevor thought he was in the clear but Tuesday night the total shot up hitting the £1000 mark 12 hours before the 9am deadline on Wednesday morning!
“I really didn’t think they would raise enough money, to say the least I’ve been very apprehensive about getting this done. I’ve never bleach or coloured my hair ever before, so I was rather worried” said Trevor.
“There was no way I was going to do this on my own, so we really pushed the fundraising on social media and its been hilarious seeing Trevor have his hair bleached this morning, and thank you to volunteer Terrie for doing it free of charge” said Chris.
The money is going towards the purchase of a bank of 12 isolation cages for the WRAS’s Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith which is going to cost about £4000 in total.
“Chris and Trevor are both on call over Christmas and New Year for emergencies and hopefully will enjoy their white Christmas” said Holly.
Photos have been taken by various WRAS volunteers who came to watch.
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