Author Archives: East Sussex WRAS

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called to help rescue a fox which had fallen into the moat of the 200 year old Seaford Martello Tower yesterday ( 8th Oct 2019).

Volunteers at the Tower which is now a museum of local history, noticed the fox had invaded the moat of the Tower when then opened up the moat doorway. The fox was running around jumping up the brick wall in desperation to escape. In fear the fox was going to injury himself volunteer John Bond called WRAS for help. » Read more

Since January WRAS has been running a Photo Competition with six winning entries being used in a 2020 Calendar to raise money for WRAS. Thank you so much to everyone who send in photo entries. There were so many really nice photos that choosing the winners was not at all easy, so we let our volunteers vote for the winners. Congratulations to Rob Moore, Jan French, Sara Gowers, Terry Colgate and Kay Langridge for their winning entries!
The calendar also has six photos of casualties which have come into WRAS including some baby hedgehogs, birds and fox cubs, as well as a nosy badger, bat and nestling Tawny Owl.
If you would like a copy of our calendar, they are available to pick up at WRAS’s Casualty Centre at Whitesmith, Unit 2 The Shaw Barn, A22, Whitemsith, BN8 6JD and also from Monday 7th Oct they will be available from our Charity shop in Terminus Road Eastbourne. They cost £5.00 each when collecting them. Alternatively you can send a cheque for £6.50 per calendar payable to “East Sussex WRAS” along with your name and address to East Sussex WRAS, Unit 2 The Shaw Barn,Whitesmith, BN8 6JD stating how many calendars you want. Congratulations to everyone who took part. » Read more

East Sussex WRAS has received the following message from the Environment Agency this morning:

Thank you very much for reporting this to us and providing photos.

Last night Southern Water investigated their surface water drainage system and discovered the source of the oil and put some absorbents in place to prevent any further oil coming out of their system.
We will also be attending today and putting more absorbents in place to clean up the oil. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called out on the morning of Saturday 28th September to a pair of swans covered in waste engine oil swimming in the stream behind St Anthony’s Hill and Leeds Avenue Eastbourne.

The two swans were rescued by volunteer rescuers Andrew and Charlotte Loftus who attended in one of WRAS’s veterinary ambulances. » Read more

It's almost that time of year again..!
Come along to our Christmas Craft Fair, quite an early one this year on the Saturday 9th November at the East Dean Village Hall, Village Green Ln, East Dean, Nr Eastbourne BN20 0DR from 2pm-5pm. Free entry.
There will be some lovely homemade crafts with gifts perfect for Christmas, a raffle, refreshments and of course, cake!!
If you are interested in booking a stall please contact Ellie on or call 01825873003 » Read more

Learn the basic principles of Wildlife First Aid. Learn how you can better help when you find a wildlife casualty.

Learn the basic principles of Wildlife First Aid. Learn how you can better help when you find wildlife casualty. The course is divided into three 90-120 minute sessions which take place as either a series of three evening courses or one full day course, with PowerPoint presentations showing videos and photos plus a few practical tasks.

Session 1) Background, Health & Safety and Basic First Aid Practices and Principles.
Session 2) Wild Bird Rescue plus Amphibian & Reptile Rescue.
Session 3) Wild Mammal Rescue. » Read more

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called at 11am on 9th September 2019 to a badger which had fallen into the basement of a flat in Magdalen Road Hastings.

On arrival rescuers found the young badger at the bottom of the basement unable to climb out.   Rescuer Trevor Weeks MBE founder of East Sussex WRAS climbed down into the basement armed with a large blanket, dog grasper and badger cage. » Read more