Jenson Button and a deer named after him called "Button" are helping to raise funds for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS). Button the deer was rescued at just 2 weeks old last October. She had been caught in stock fencing and her rescuers were very concerned at her condition – at one stage it was doubtful that Button would survive the night. Named after Jenson Button who was crossing the finishing line to win the Formula One World Championship at the time she was rescued, Button made an astounding recovery and in April she returned to the paddock with a boyfriend in tow. "Our" little girl has certainly grown up!
To raise funds for WRAS, Scottish artist Keith Hendrie donated a specially commissioned portrait of Button that is now up for auction alongside a signed photo that Jenson Button kindly sent to the charity when he heard her story. These items will be on the WRAS stands at various events throughout the summer, starting with the 999 Emergency Services Show in Eastbourne this weekend. If you cannot attend the events but would like a chance to own both the portrait and the photograph, bids can be sent to us by email.
Keith Hendrie - The Artist
Working both from photographic images and in the field, Keith specialises in pencil and graphite interpretations of landscapes and natural history subjects. His work is highly detailed and examples can be found on Keith's eBay shop. To commission a drawing, contact Keith.
"This is fantastic news and we really appreciate Jenson Button taking the time to support us." said WRAS founder Trevor Weeks, "we are a community charity providing help to people who find casualties as well as helping the casualties themselves."
East Sussex WRAS Events
- Sat and Sun, 10th & 11th July – Eastbourne 999 Display
- Sat 17th July – 10am – Late. VW Bus Stop Event, A26 Crowborough
- Sat and Sun 31st July & 1st Aug – Lammas Festival Eastbourne
- Sat 7th Aug – Eastbourne Dog Show
- Sat 21st Aug – Friends of Princes Park Fun Day, Eastbourne
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Press Contact: Trevor Weeks, Director, East Sussex WRAS, 07931 523958Share this!