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An East Sussex animal charity has organised a Hedgehog Awareness Weekend in the run up to the Guy Fawkes Celebrations in order to help keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe over the celebrations.

Over the weekend on 13th and 14th October WRAS's founder Trevor Weeks MBE will be doing hour long sessions about hedgehog awareness including how to keep hedgehogs safe during the bonfire celebrations. The sessions will include meeting a real live hedgehog at WRAS's Wildlife Hospital based at Whitesmith on the A22 between Hailsham, Lewes and Uckfield. » Read more

It's Hedgehog Awareness Week!

Every year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) deals with over 500 hedgehogs. The majority of call-outs are directly or indirectly as a result of human activity. East Sussex WRAS is urging members of the public to check their gardens for a number of common problems which hedgehogs encounter to try and make their lives a safer and happier one. » Read more

Come along and meet a real live hedgehog and learn more about what you can do to help these amazing creatures. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service is holding a Hedgehog Awareness Day as part of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society's Hedgehog Awareness Week, at its rescue centre at Whitesmith, between Hailsham and Uckfield on Saturday 12th May 2012. » Read more

Members of the public are being given the opportunity to learn more about wildlife rescue in a series of courses run by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).

"There are many calls which we receive from the public where they think that the behaviour of a wild animal or bird means it is sick or injured when in fact it just the animal resting or to do with them mating. But also there are many situations where the public do not realise how serious or life threatening a situation the casualty is in and doesn't get the help or support it needs until it is too late" said Trevor Weeks founder of WRAS, "we hope that these courses will help people to respond and handle wildlife rescue situations better as a result and know when to call for help and how their actions at the beginning make cause unnecessary stress and fear to a wildlife animal which they may not notice." » Read more