The BBC1 television programme Animal 24:7 has been filming with WRAS and has been commissioned to film another series. WRAS are to feature in several of the programme which are due to be broadcast early in 2009.
WRAS’s main veterinary ambulance featured on the programme is available for sponsorship and costs £5,000 to run for a year. A second ambulance which is only featured in a more minor way on the programme is also available for sponsorship for £3,000 for a year.
Both ambulances drive around East Sussex and cover over 50,000 miles between them mainly around central and southern East Sussex. These vehicles respond to over 60% of all incidents dealt with by WRAS and are seen by millions of members of the public every year. WRAS’s vans are spotted everywhere and are the focus of attention at rescues and incidents like road casualty deer and many motorists and pedestrians see the vans in action. 70% of all WRAS call-outs are to incidents in urban areas too in full view of heavily populated areas.
WRAS’s ambulances are also used at shows and events including Eastbourne’s 999 Emergency Services display and other fetes and events. WRAS’s main van is also used by British Divers Marine Life Rescue for some rescue and training events elsewhere in the country too.
Anyone intersted in sponsoring WRAS should contact Trevor Weeks or Tim McKenzie on the rescue line or email.
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