East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service
East Sussex WRAS was established as a voluntary group in 1996, but some of its rescuers have been rescuing since 1985. The organisation was set up in order to provide a front-line rescue service for wildlife casualties who unlike their domesticated cousins, do not have owners to help look after them.
In the Autumn of 1985 Trevor Weeks joined Eastbourne Conservation volunteers. It was whilst undertaking a beach cleaning exercise near Cow Gap, Eastbourne Trevor came across his first wildlife casualties. They were two oiled guillemots, after climbing over rocks and getting splashed by waves the two birds were rescued and taken to Meta Mann who ran a small bird hospital from her home in Seaford. Trevor's work has grown into East Sussex WRAS over the past 25 years. This would not have been possible without the help and support of our supporters, volunteers and donors. Our workload has increased to over 2,500 calls for help a year. We rely on donations so please help us today.
These casualties would have DIED had it not been for WRAS
We provide a valuable community service, helping people and animals. Please make a donation today.
WRAS deals with calls from members of the public and other animal welfare organisations like the Swan Sanctuary, Fox Project, Southdowns Badger Group, International Animal Rescue, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Sussex Bat Hospital and many others. The average cost of responding to and dealing with a call-out is £65, which includes veterinary bills, food, water, electric, bedding, caging, rescue equipment, vehicles and fuel, phone bills and other necessary expenses.
Every year between 2-3,000 calls are made to WRAS’s rescue line. Our rescuers are all volunteers and are funded by kind donations from people like you.
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