East Sussex WRAS at Eastbourne Arndale Centre

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service founder Trevor Weeks MBE will be at Eastbourne Arndale Centre on Saturday 1st September with a display about the charity and raising funds to keep the valuable local service on the road.

Trevor who was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this summer will be present to meet people and talk about the work of WRAS, which he has been undertaking since 1985.

East Sussex WRAS is a mainly voluntary charity funded by donations. "Many people think we are funded by national or local government or by the RSPCA and are surprised to find out that our funding is by donations, and a small amount by grants. The average cost of responding to a single call-out is £75 including veterinary bills, medication, first aid and treatment, food, bedding, caging, rescue equipment, ambulance costs, rent, rates, utilities etc. Unlike their domestic cousins wildlife does not have owners to look after them, nor pet insurance to pay their vets bills, but they do have WRAS. However we can only take care of them if we have the funding and resources to do so. So please come along and support us. The demand for WRAS’s service has always been way higher than WRAS can afford to cope with, but every year we increase the number of people we can help and the number of casualties we can take in at our rescue centre, but we need to keep the funds coming in or we could end up having to take a step back in these difficult financial times" said Trevor.

WRAS volunteers will be present all day at the Arndale Centre on Saturday 1st September near Topshop.

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Press Contact: Trevor Weeks - East Sussex WRAS: 01825 873003 or 07931 523958

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