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At 2.30pm on Saturday 4th September Cbeebies Television Star Sarah Jane Honeywell officially opened East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service's (WRAS) new Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith in East Sussex.

Animal lover and children's presenter Sarah Jane Honeywell came down to Sussex and spent the afternoon at the centre, where she officially opened the centre by cutting a red bandage using bandage scissors from the centre's new First Aid and Treatment Room.

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WRAS is delighted to annouce that after her visit to meet WRAS last week, Sarah Jane Honeywell from Cbeebies, has come on board as a new Patron for WRAS.

Sarah Jane Honeywell has worked in the entertainment industry for many years and is best known today for her work as a comedy actress, with over 30 episodes of 'Higgledy House' currently showing across the world, and kids TV presenter, with over 100 episodes of BBC's magazine show 'Tikkabilla' now being broadcast globally.

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Cbeebies TV presenter Sarah Jane Honeywell visited East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service today in advance of WRAS's official opening and completion of Phase One of WRAS's new Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith.

Sarah first visited some young deer rescued by WRAS on Ashdown Forest. Including "Caramel" rescue 3 weeks ago after being found concussed at Five Ash Down just north of Uckfield. Sarah was also able to meet "Button" the miracle baby deer rescued last October caught in stock fencing, who is living wild but continues to return to her home garden.

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Vets have confirmed that a hedgehog found at Lewes yesterday morning has been kicked and seriously injured. The hedgehog has suffered severe trauma to its mouth and nasal cavity. The upper jaw has been fractured in three places and been pushed backwards.

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WRAS’s current Casualty Care Unit is a single room about 6 metres by 4 metres in size and can accommodate up to 27 casualties. This all too frequently is full or the larger cages suitable for Badgers and Foxes are full restricting when can be accommodated. WRAS is now looking at expanding into a new unit within the same building as the current unit at Whitesmith which is approximately 5-6 times the size.

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Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the aid of an injured badger at Seddlecombe near Battle yesterday (Tuesday 2nd March).

About 1.45pm owners of a small stables just south of Seddlescombe contacted WRAS after finding a badger with its rear right leg entangled in electric fencing. The power supply was switched off and the badger covered until rescuers arrived on site to help.

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