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A wildlife charity has been kept on its toes over the Festive Period with a variety of call-outs and casualties including a number of serious incidents.

Incidents have included….

2am Christmas Day an ambulance was called out to an injured fox in Eastbourne, but found to be limping but very mobile and not in need of rescue.

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A vital community service may have to be cut back due to ageing ambulances, says a local charity.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance has had one of its busiest years ever, and this has had an effect on its ambulances which are aging much quicker than expected. The charity’s  vital night time emergency service, which is already under a lot of pressure, may have to be reduced as a result.

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has on Monday 13th January taken on the keys for a replacement veterinary ambulance thanks to a donation of £9,250 from Animal Friends Insurance.

Managing Directors Elaine and Chris Fairfax drove up from Wiltshire to hand over the keys to Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS.

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One of the UK's largest pet insurers Animal Friends Insurance, has decided to celebrate the Christmas festivities by making a huge £70,000 donation to eleven animal charities. One charity that will benefit from the donation will be East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services.

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One of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service's (WRAS) two main transit veterinary ambulances has been involved in an accident on Monday night whilst returning from the Swan Sanctuary after delivering an emaciated juvenile gannet found at Seaford Head. The accident happened at 11.40pm on London Road, East Grinstead when a car pulled out of a junction in front of the ambulance.

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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.

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A raffle organised by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has raised £900 towards helping wildlife casualties.

The WRAS Autumn raffle draw was delayed for a week due to the postal dispute. Eastbourne’s Mayor, Mary Pooley, picked all the winning tickets with Keith Sharpin taking the first prize of an overnight theatre break in London. The prize draw raised £900 for WRAS. It was sponsored by Jacqui Ridler, personal cruise and travel advisor for Co-Op Travel who can be contacted on 01323 743215.

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