Trevor in Hospital after being biten by a fox

Trevor in Hospital after being biten by a fox

A book about the wild life of Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service has been published in aid of the charity.

 

Trevor spent much of his childhood around animals and out in the countryside, so it was no surprise that his life became dedicated to wildlife rescue and conservation work.

Trevor tubing a baby seal at Portsmouth delivered by ferry from Jersey

Trevor tubing a baby seal at Portsmouth delivered by ferry from Jersey

His wild career started in 1985 when he joined the Eastbourne Conservation Volunteers spending most of his weekend helping improve the countryside for wildlife. Year by year his devotion to wildlife grew and has supported him through some tough periods in his life like the loss of his mother to cancer when he was 21.   Although Trevor’s rescue work has mainly been local to East Sussex his work with British Divers Marine Life Rescue and WRAS has seen him travelling to Cumbria to rescue a trapped dolphin, a seal in Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, living in a field near Ramsgate Kent to help injured swans flying into overhead power cables, rescuing a deer trapped in the grounds of Haslar Naval Hospital in Hampshire and attending the Sea Empress Oil Spill in Wales in 1996.  Trevor has been at the sharp end of wildlife rescue.  He has even been hospitalised on a few occasions!

Sea Empress Oil Spill 1996

Sea Empress Oil Spill 1996

This book celebrates Trevor’s wild life as September 2015 sees Trevor complete his 30th year undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work, as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue, the 10th anniversary of East Sussex WRAS becoming a registered charity.

 

This book has been written purely to help raise vital funds for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service to help keep the charities ambulances on the road saving thousands of casualties every year.

Trevor-and-Tony-rescuing-an-albino-stag-at-Mayfield.

Trevor-and-Tony-rescuing-an-albino-stag-at-Mayfield.

The book is 240 pages and includes 32 colour pages of photos. The book will be available to order via Waterstones online store, to buy via Paws n Claws Pet  Care Store, Olives Yard, High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1QP or from WRAS’s Casualty Care Centre, Unit 8 The Shaw Barn, A22, Uckfield, BN8 6JD or online via WRAS’s website www.wildlifeambulance.org, or by phone on 01825-873003.

 

Trevor will be signing book at WRAS’s Indoor Nature Trail event at East Dean Village Hall on Saturday 19th September (this weekend) too.

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Press Contacts:

Trevor Weeks – 01825-873003 or 07931523958

 

 

 

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS)

Reg Charity 1108880

Reg Address: 8 Stour Close, Stone Cross, BN24 5QU

Hospital Address: Unit 8 The Shaw Barn, Whitesmith, Lewes, BN8 6JD

24hr Rescue Line: 07815-078234

Private Mobile: 07931-523958

http://www.wildlifeambulance.org/

An award winning community charity.

IFAW Animal Action Award Winners 2010

ITV1 British Animal Honours Awards Local Charity of the Year 2013

BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey Community Heroes Award for Animal Welfare 2012

 

 

 

 

About Trevor Weeks

Trevor Weeks MBE Operations Director for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) Trevor started undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work in 1985 when just 13 years old, and his life has been dedicated to the care of wildlife ever since. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue was established as a voluntary group in 1996 and became a registered charity in 2005. WRAS now has four veterinary ambulances and a Casualty Care Centre on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield capable of looking after up to 200 casualties at a time. The charity is primarily run by volunteers and relies of donations to fund its award winning life saving service.