Sussex Animal Charity Surprised in National Christmas Charity Giveaway!

One of the UK's largest pet insurers Animal Friends Insurance, has decided to celebrate the Christmas festivities by making a huge £70,000 donation to eleven animal charities. One charity that will benefit from the donation will be East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services.

Over recent months a number of charities in the region have been under pressure to deal with a high volume of rescues. The donation is to assist the charity to replace one of their veterinary ambulances. These vehicles are an important addition to the charity and will assist with the rescue of up to 600 casualties a year from injured deer to hedgehogs and swans. Animal Friends has donated £9,250 to sponsor a new wildlife ambulance East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service.

Trevor Weeks MBE Founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service commented on the donation saying; "This has to be the best Christmas Gift our charity has had in years! This year has been a difficult year with many challenges especially trying to keep on top of the workload. One of our major worries was knowing that we were going to have to take one of our ambulances off the road in 2014. With vets bills, food bills, utility bills and other care costs continually increasing we were not sure we could afford to replace the ambulance which would have left us with a vehicles short and less able to rescue casualties. Animal Friends Insurance will be helping to ensure hundreds of wildlife casualties a year are saved from suffering as a result of their support and on behalf of the casualties thank you Animal Friends Insurance."

The concept of a charity Christmas giveaway was the brainwave of Managing Director of Animal Friends Insurance Elaine Fairfax. The donations will assist with not just the immediate care of many rescued animals but also the long term rehabilitation they require.

MD and Founder of Animal Friends Insurance, Elaine Fairfax said: "It's wonderful to be able to make such a big donation to so many very worthy charities this Christmas. We can't help every animal but these donations really show our appreciation for some of the charities who work so hard and often go above and beyond the line of duty."

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Press Contacts
Animal Friends Insurance: Jo Paget PR Manager, DDI: 01980 666039
East Sussex WRAS: Trevor Weeks, Founder, 01825-873003 or 07931-523958

About Animal Friends

Established in 1998, Animal Friends Insurance is one of the largest independent pet insurance provider in the UK for dogs, cats and horses, committed to helping animal welfare charities worldwide. Animal Friends is the trading name of Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited, company number 3630812, registered office Animal Friends House, Sun Rise Way, Solstice Park, Wiltshire, SP4 7QA. Animal Friends Insurance is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, FCA Number 307858.

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