There are many ways in which you can help us continue our vital work. We are always in need of volunteers, or if fundraising is more your thing, then we have plenty of ideas to get you started! We also offer an exclusive chance to become a hedgehog helper for a day, which you can either sign yourself up for, or give it as a present to someone special.
Fundraising should be fun and enjoyable first and foremost! So when thinking about possible fundraising ideas please choose something you will enjoy doing as you are likely to raise more money that way.
We have had a wide variety of events held to raise money for WRAS which have included:
- Open gardens
- Cake sales
- Boot sales
- Garage sales
- Plant sales
- Sponsored bike rides
- Sponsored walks
- Bungee jumps
- Dress down days
- Quiz night
... And much more! You just need a little imagination to make a special event!
WRAS’s Trevor Week MBE may also be available to come along and visit if he is free, so do not hesitate to contact him and he will check his diary. You are welcome to collect a pull-up banner, some leaflets and newsletters from WRAS’s Casualty Centre by arrangement too.
Here are some other ways in which you can help WRAS raise money:
WRAS' Amazon wish list
WRAS has an Amazon wish list, where you can help us save money by buying items direct to help us out. The list ranges from animal food to IT equipment.
WRAS is supported by a couple of different greetings card companies which help raise money for our charity:
"The Greetings Card Company" To visit their website click here, but remember to select East Sussex Widlife Rescue as your chosen charity or we don't benefit.
"Make a difference cards" To visit WRAS 's card shop please click here.
Raise money via eBay
Savoo Search, Save and Raise
We’re excited to announce Savoo Search, Save and Raise as our new fundraising partner, and we’d like to introduce you to this innovative way of donating. Simply use Savoo Search as your default search engine (the same way as you would your crrent search engine) and Savoo will donate 1p for every search. If you’re looking to do some online shopping and want to get a great deal, Savoo has thousands of voucher codes and deals that will help you save money & they will donate to East Sussex WRAS at the same time. To join click here.
Order Heating Oil and help raise money for WRAS!
Scrap your car in aid of East Sussex WRAS
It's easy to do, just fill in the online form or call Giveacar. All they need is a couple of minutes to go through your details. Once they have your approval, they have a collection agent call you in order to arrange a convenient pick-up time. A tow truck usually arrives within 3 days to pick up your car, though in a few rare cases it may take up to 10 days. You can ensure a fast collection by also submitting an email address. Your car is sent to scrap or auction. They then donate the proceeds, after administrative costs, to East Sussex WRAS.
Sandra Palme Fine Pet Portraits
Sandra Palme is an amazing artist and really knows how to capture the true character of the pets she draws. To help support WRAS, Sandra is happy to donate to WRAS 15% of the value of any commissioned work when WRAS is mentioned. You can email Sandra for more information. Visit Sandra's website
The Spice of Life Company
10% of any order will be donated to East Sussex WRAS when placing an order with the Spice of Life Company where East Sussex WRAS is mentioned. Check out their website to see the range of gift boxes and more which are available.
Recycle your mobiles, inkjets, laser or toner cartridges
Recycling your mobile and cartridges is one of the easiest ways to raise funds. Visit the Recycle4Charity website to see how.
The Weather Lottery
The leading lottery fundraiser in the UK helps raise funds for Charity, Education, Sporting Organisations and other societies by offering a free lottery platform. Each player chooses 6 numbers between 0 and 9, inclusive. The player's chosen numbers are then matched against the second digit of temperatures in Fahrenheit in selected destinations around Europe. If a player chooses the winning numbers, they can win up to £200,000. Visit the website for more information.
Ark Wildlife affiliate scheme
Every time you shop at Ark Wildlife by going through the links on our site, they will donate 5% of your purchase to East Sussex WRAS.
You can set up your own sponsored events, in memory, marriage, birthday, celebration, or personnalised fundraising pages to help East Sussex WRAS help the thousands of animals and people who call on WRAS's service every year. Its easy to set up and fun to do. Visit WRAS' JustGiving page
Via JustGiving you can set up an important monthly donation to WRAS. These monthly donation help make WRAS secure and help WRAS plan for the future and budget. The more people who set up monthly donations to WRAS the more people and casualties we can help and save. Donate monthly to WRAS via JustGiving
Search the web
We are pleased that everyclick.com has set up a homepage for supporters using their search engine to raise funds for East Sussex WRAS. You can join them by going to the link listed below, and then selecting everyclick as your home page on your computer. Every time you log on and use everyclick.com to search for something on the internet you raise funds for WRAS. It is surprising how quickly those pennies turn into pounds, you can also shop and raise funds too.
You can shop online and raise money for WRAS using easyfundraising.org.uk. You need to ensure you select East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) as your selected charity in order to help raise funds. There are also ways of raising funds completely FREE OF CHARGE for WRAS by signing up for product trails by clicking on the "Raise Funds for Free" button once logged in.
WRAS is also registered with Missionfish and eBay, so you can shop on eBay and support us! eBay for Charity
Charity gift vouchers
Vounchers4Charity.org runs a gift voucher scheme which enables 3%* of all your shopping spend to be donated to the charity of your choice at no cost to you, by purchasing gift vouchers through the site! When you purchase vouchers from this site, online or by telephone, they make a donation of 3%* of the purchase value to the Charity YOU nominate. So please don’t forget to nominate East Sussex WRAS! You can purchase virtually any gift voucher through this site and donate 3%* to East Sussex WRAS! (*Tesco, J Sainsbury and ASDA currently 1%)Follow us!
Are you struggling to find a suitable present for someone who is mad on hedgehogs? Why not buy them a "Become a Hedgehog Helper" Gift Certificate?
We are offering people the chance to spend the morning working at WRAS feeding and cleaning our hedgehogs, getting to handle some of them, as well as learning more about these fascinating creatures. The three hour placement is a great present and is suitable for anyone over the age of 13 but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We are unable to supervise children for you so for every 2 children there must be 1 adult to accompany them.
The day is divided into 3 stages:
- Stage 1: Is then to sit down and look at some of the problems hedgehogs face and what you can do to help hedgehogs and to learn when they are in trouble and in need of being rescued.
- Stage 2: Will be a look round the hospital where the hedgehogs are currently housed and we will show and explain how they are looked after and over wintered.
- Stage 3: Will be to help our volunteers to catch, clean out and feed some of the hedgehogs.
The placements take place at weekends. Date are dependent on availability of volunteer instructors. The sessions take place between 10am until 1pm. We hope to make additional times available in the future.
This three hour placement is available for only £40 for an adult. Children under 16 are just £20 per child but they must be accompanied by at least one full paying adult. We can take up to four people at a time. Adult groups of four will be discounted to £30 per person.
The Experience takes place at East Sussex WRAS's Casualty Care Centre at Unit 2, The Shaw Barn, Whitesmith, East Sussex, on the A22 between Hailsham, Lewes and Uckfield, Postcode BN8 6JD.
To book, please e-mail email@example.com or call her on 01825873003
Please be aware that Ellie who co-ordinates the Hedgehog Helper Sessions may not be able to reply to your e-mail or phone calls straight away but will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Our sessions are often fully booked several months in advance.Follow us!
With the number of casualties seen at our centrr we are always in need of replenishing our supplies. On our amazon wish list is a number of smaller items as well as more expensive items that will help us provide the casualties the best care.
Click here to visit our Amazon Wish List.
If you need to enter a delivery address please use: East Sussex WRAS, Unit 2 The Shaw Barn, Whitesmith, East Sussex BN8 6JD.
Below are some of the more expensive items which you may wish to consider if undertaking fundraising or special events to raise money for WRAS.
Every year WRAS has to replace one of its veterinary ambulances. They are generally on the road for about 4-5 years and in that time each vehicle drives around 100,000 miles helping people who find sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
We normally buy nearly new vehicles and transfer the equipment over from the old vehicle to the new each time, replacing any worn out equipment.
4 years ago Animal Friends Insurance paid for us to purchase a transit and in return they had their logo on both side of the vehicle. As well as being seen seen by the public driving around East Sussex from Brighton to Hastings and Eastbourne to Crowborough, as well as Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Battle, the vehicle could easily appear on rescue footage used on You Tube, and used by local and national media.
Please contact Trevor Weeks direct on 01825873003 if you are interested in purchasing an ambulance for WRAS and having your company or name on the side of the vehicle.Follow us!
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service has recently partnered with Savoo.co.uk on a new and exciting fundraising project. Every time you use Savoo, you can be donating to us by either searching online, or using their voucher codes & deals to save money.
We’d like to introduce you to this innovative way of donating. Simply use Savoo Search as your default search engine (the same way as you would your current search engine) and Savoo will donate 1p for every search. If you’re looking to do some online shopping and want to get a great deal, Savoo has thousands of voucher codes and deals that will help you save money & they will donate to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service at the same time.
In order to get started and help raise money for WRAS just click the Savoo image above.Follow us!
Do you eat out or stay at hotels?
Then why not help raise funds for East Sussex WRAS at the same time. Its free to use, and everytime you use the app you raise £1 per person per booking for WRAS without any additional cost to yourself.
When you download the app to you mobile you will also get 100 free signature dish recipes by some of the best loved chefs from across the UK.
Just remember to choose "East Sussex WRAS" as your chosen charity so we receive the free donation.Follow us!