East Sussex WRAS
East Sussex WRAS
  • Unit 2
    The Shaw Barn
    BN8 6JD
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is a community charity providing a front line rescue service for people who find sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. The charity has been established since 1996, but founder Trevor Weeks has been undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work since 1985.

For URGENT help please call the rescue line: 07815 078234


The charity has grown over the last 25 years from a one-man-band to a registered charity with 5 members of staff, and over 130 volunteers.  The main hospital, which is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,  is based as Whitesmith on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield. The centre is capable of taking in over 250 casualties at a time.  The charity also has 5 veterinary ambulances and is available for emergencies through the night.

Volunteers are the life blood of the charity which is always looking for new volunteers to come on board and join the team. Volunteer need to be able to commit to one shift a week, undertaking either a Feed & Clean Shift, Rescue Shift, Orphan Team or Reception shift based at the Casualty Centre at Whitesmith.

WRAS opened its first charity shop in 2016 at 192 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, which has helped raise vital funds to help keep the service expanding, WRAS also takes volunteers within the shop to help keeps costs down.  If you would like details of how to volunteer please contact us.

In 2019 WRAS dealt with over 3900 rescues.

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How to Support East Sussex WRAS

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