Press releases

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out at 6pm on Monday 23rd August 2021 to Rayford Court, St Johns Road, Seaford after a resident spotted a hedgehog stuck in a drain running across their car park.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Kristy Sayer attended on site in one of WRAS's veterinary ambulances. On scene they found residents trying to break into the drain with little luck. » Read more

Last night East Sussex WRAS received a call from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) after they were called out to an injured seal by Brighton Pier.

Local Marine Mammal Medias attended on site quickly and confirmed the seal was in need of rescue and treatment. Out of Hours Co-ordinator for BDMLR Sara Strachan called WRAS's Trevor Weeks for help as the seal needed treatment and housing over night. » Read more

Thursday 12th August, early evening East Sussex WRAS received a report of 8 ducklings on their own on a pond at the National Trust property Sheffield Park. Staff at the park were concerned after they had been watching the ducklings all day and mum had not returned. WRAS at the time was extremely busy and only one of its ambulance cars was free to attend as all other ambulances were on rescues or moving casualties to off site pens etc. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) are appealing for witnesses to a horrific incident at Hellingly Country Park yesterday (Thursday 22nd July) around 3pm.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks, Julie Stafford and Jack Ley, from East Sussex WRAS were attending the site after reports of an injured goose, but on their arrival they discovered a severely injured mallard duck struggling to breath. » Read more

Friday evening East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) received a call reporting a young fox trapped in a basement lightwell in front of a house in Brighton. WRAS contacted Brighton & Hove WIldlife Advice & Rescue Service but this is not something they have had previous experience of, so we agreed to attend and help them with the rescue, in return for them keeping hold of the fox and releasing later that night. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has partnered with Bequeathed - Make you will for Good.

Most of the major advances and expansions of WRAS over the years have all been funded either entirely or partially through legacies. They play a vital role in our service and the long term future and development of the charity to help the wildlife of East Sussex. » Read more