Volunteer rescuers Bill Pike and Trevor Weeks are trying to raise pounds by losing pounds in weight for wildlife. From 1 May to 1 August 2008, they will both be trying to lose as much weight as possible. Bill’s first weigh-in was 19st 3 and Trevor was 16st 1.
Sussex’s leading wildlife ambulance service WRAS is approaching its very busy spring and summer season. Already this year WRAS rescuers have been called out to over 500 incidents and answered over 100 advisory calls too. "This is higher than last year and we have dealt with almost 200 more incidents than this time last year" said founder Trevor Weeks.
For the first time East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has one of its supporters running the London Marathon to raise funds for the cause.
Martin Perera-Sweetman will be running the 26.2 mile course on the 13th April 2008. Martin’s wife Susie works as a volunteer at WRAS’s Casualty Care Unit at Horsebridge and has persuaded her husband to raise funds for WRAS.
WRAS is need of replacing two of its ambulances. If you could help by donating a vehicle, sponsoring a vehicle or by donating some money to help buy a vehicle would be extremely appreciated.
Our Brighton based Transit ambulance is going to need replacing as it is now costing too much to repair each year and our Eastbourne ambulance car is also breaking down too frequently and is unreliable. We need your help to replace them.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has joined forces with Studio51.com in order to provide charity Christmas cards in aid of WRAS.
WRAS almost faced closure earlier this year but was saved thanks to the help and support of the local media and members of the public across the county. Now WRAS is looking at ways of bringing money into the organisation and have joined forces with Studio51.com in order to provide Christmas cards.
Moira House School has raised over £400 for East Sussex WRAS at their Christmas Fair this winter. Students at the girls school in Eastbourne raised the money by selling tables at their fair and holding stalls to raise funds for WRAS. The fair included a small orchestra from the school which played Christmas music at the entrance.
A raffle organised by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has raised £900 towards helping wildlife casualties.
The WRAS Autumn raffle draw was delayed for a week due to the postal dispute. Eastbourne’s Mayor, Mary Pooley, picked all the winning tickets with Keith Sharpin taking the first prize of an overnight theatre break in London. The prize draw raised £900 for WRAS. It was sponsored by Jacqui Ridler, personal cruise and travel advisor for Co-Op Travel who can be contacted on 01323 743215.
Trevor Weeks, founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) was delighted after a massive £589.11 was raised at a collection held at Sainsbury’s at Newhaven.
"This is much better that any other store we have visited and has really made a difference towards keeping our service on the road" said Trevor, "the people of Newhaven and Seaford have always been very generous towards our charity."
Trevor is looking at organising a sponsored pull in aid of the charity and is looking for people to help raise funds and take part. "I’ve been undertaking rescue work for over 22 years now and it is always tight at this time of year." said Trevor. Anyone interested or willing to help raise funds should contact Trevor via email on email@example.com or by calling 07815 078 234.
A well known wildlife charity in East Sussex is having to introduce drastic spending restrictions because of low funds as a result of being too successful and too well known.
INCREASE IN CASUALTY NUMBERS
Over the past twelve months East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has seen a big increase in the number of fox cubs from 6 to 18 and increase in 300%. Last year WRAS responded to 45 deer call-outs WRAS has already attended that number so far this year! During 2006 WRAS rescued 86 swans and so far this year we have rescued 56 much more than this time last year.