Celebrity judges vote Trevor and WRAS ‘the tops’ on TV

Trevor Weeks at WRAS wildlife rescue centre, Whitesmith. He's won TV award. With fellow volunteers and award
Trevor Weeks at WRAS wildlife rescue centre, Whitesmith. He's won TV award. With fellow volunteers and award
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Wildlife rescuer Trevor Weeks has added another top award to his collection.

After his MBE last year, Trevor’s rescue organisation, WRAS, has now won the new Local Small Animal Charity of the Year award at a ceremony shown on TV last night.

Trevor’s team comprised his partner and volunteer co-ordinator Kathy Martin, assistant manager Kate Cuddis and weekend assistant manager Lindsay Redfern. They were well supported by WRAS colleagues who also attended the filming session at Elstree Studios.

A panel of 30 celebrity judges, including Anita Dobson and Brian May, had no hesitation in awarding WRAS top spot. Trevor said: “When I saw the size of organisations and skill of individuals across the UK, for us to be chosen was amazing. I was as surprised as hell! It’s a real testament to our volunteers and supporters.”

He went on: “It was a fantastic night but a long one - we didn’t get home until about 2am! Lots of celebrities spoke and Virginia McKenna gave a fantastic speech at the end which moved everyone.

“This award means more to me than even my MBE as it is for the charity as an organisation and due to the hard work, dedication and amazing work the charity deals with on a shoestring budget.

“When you think how many groups, charities and individuals there are across the UK who are helping animals I am amazed that we won. “