This evening WRAS launched it latest veterinary ambulance at Decoy Pond, Hampden Park, Eastbourne.
The replacement ambulance was funded thanks to donations from Eastbourne Co-ops, Atlantic Rower Daryl Farmer and Polegate lad Ben Sherlock and donation via WRASs website.
The keys were officially handed over by Ben and Daryl to WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE.
The ambulance is one of five which WRAS operates around the county.
Ben Sherlock has raise almost £1000 for WRAS via various fundraising events at school and in the local community. Daryl Farmer from Forest Row spent the winter rowing across the Atlantic taking 96 days to complete the dangerous journey raising over £11,000 and Eastbourne Co-op Community Fund raised over £4,800. This funding has help purchase the vehicle, buy new equipment and pay for fuel, insurance and road tax,
"This vehicle will form one of our emergency response vehicles and be on call at night time too. Having this vehicle will help us continue to provide our life saving service. It is quicker and more efficient than the older small van we used and we are delighted to have received so much support in getting this vehicle on the road. Without the support of people like Ben, Daryl and companies like Co-op we would not exist" said Trevor
"I feel really inpsired by Ben and Daryl they are credit to the local community and I hope this encourages more people to help support WRAS and local charities and to see what a difference they can make" said Trevor.