This evening East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) launched it’s latest veterinary ambulance at Decoy Pond, Hampden Park, Eastbourne.

 

The replacement ambulance was funded thanks to donations from Eastbourne Co-op’s Community Fund, Atlantic Rower Daryl Farmer, Polegate lad Ben Sherlock and donation via WRAS’s website.

 

The keys were officially handed over by Ben and Daryl to WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE.

 

The ambulance is one of five which WRAS operates around the county.

Ben Sherlock has raise almost £1000 for WRAS via various fundraising events at school and in the local community. Daryl Farmer from Forest Row spent the winter rowing over 3000 miles across the Atlantic taking 96 days to complete the dangerous journey raising over £11000 and Eastbourne Co-op Community Fund raised over £4,800.  This funding has help purchase the vehicle, buy new equipment and pay for fuel, insurance and road tax.

 

“This vehicle will form one of our emergency response vehicles and be on call at night time too. Having this vehicle will help us continue to provide our life saving service. It is quicker and more efficient than the older small van we used and we are delighted to have received so much support in getting this vehicle on the road. Without the support of people like Ben, Daryl and companies like Co-op we would not exist” said Trevor

“I feel really inspired by Ben and Daryl they are a credit to the local community and I hope this encourages more people to help support WRAS and local charities and to see what a difference they can make” said Trevor.

 

 

Trevor Weeks MBE

Founder & Operations Director

 

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS)

Reg Charity 1108880

 

www.wildlifeambulance.org

 

Office: 01825-873003

 

 

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.