Heathfield store to support wildlife charity



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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service will receive a year’s worth of support from Sainsbury’s, Heathfield.

In the sixth year of Sainsbury’s Local Charity partner scheme, customers voted in store in May and June that WRAS was the best charity for the store to work with that would make a real difference. Last year the store raised £4,352.69 to help rebuild the Scout Hut in Ghyll Road.

Whitesmith-based East Sussex WRAS is an award-winning local charity helping thousands of sick and injured wildlife every year. Founder Trevor Weeks MBE said: “When we received the news we were thrilled. We hope the partnership will help raise awareness of our cause to the store’s customers so we can develop the important service we provide to the community. We get numerous calls from the Heathfield area; recently we had a 1am emergency call to a collapsed hedgehog in Waldron Thorns which had been hit by a car. Our ambulance rushed to the scene and was able to save its life”.