Press releases

Trevor Weeks MBE founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS) is turning 50 years old on Saturday 22nd January 2022.

Whilst many would be having big parties and celebrations, Trevor is concentrating his efforts on supporting the charity he started some 26 years ago in 1996.  Trevor has been undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work since he was just 13 (1983) and grown East Sussex WRAS from a one man band to the award winning community charity it is today which now deals with around 5000 casualties every year. » Read more

A rare Brown Booby was rescued around midday on Sunday 2nd January from the beach opposite Holland Road Hove, Sussex UK, after being report by members of the public.

Volunteer rescuers Shaz Hawthorn and Lisa Barrow from Brighton & Hove Wildlife Advice & Rescue Service attended on scene and found a member of the public had already caught and boxed the bird. They transferred the bird to one of their containers before delivering it across to the veterinary hospital at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS) near Lewes, East Sussex. » Read more

Back in November 2021 we had this buzzard transferred to us from Bexhill & Hastings Wildlife Rescue. They had rescued him from near Heathfield where he was found by the side of the road.

He was delivered to WRAS's hospital at Whitesmith where he was checked over and we suspected he had been clipped by a car. The buzzard was suffering from a broken wing as well as being almost half the weight he should be. The prognosis was not looking good. » Read more

A swan is in a critical condition today after flying into a lamp post and then crashing into a busy Eastbourne road.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service received a call about a swan standing on a pavement on Pevensey Bay Road Eastbourne about 11:15am this morning. The charity send a veterinary ambulance from Polegate to the scene. A passing motorist stopped to help keep the swan safe. » Read more

This greylag goose will now have a safe space and warm bed over Christmas, after being delivered to East Sussex WRAS this morning. Staff arrived at the centre to find the bird left in a box outside the reception door. A note on the box said the goose had been found wandering along the Juliet Taxiway of Gatwick Airport. Luckily our local fox did not find the goose before we did. After checking the goose over for signs of Avian Influenza, the bird has now been bedded down in an isolation area where he or she will be monitored over Christmas. We hope the bird has just crash landed and will be suitable for release back in the Gatwick area in soon. » Read more

Christmas & New Year Operations.

Between Thursday 23rd December 2021 and Tuesday 4th January 2022.

WRAS’s Rescue Line 0300 10 26 999 - Will operate every day as normal.

Our Casualty Centre will only be staffed by a skeleton crew,  and they will be multi-tasking including looking after casualties, rescuing and answering the phones - so please be patient with them. » Read more