Legacies could help local wildlife rescue charity

Trevor Weeks with swan rescued on Pevensey Levels SUS-151201-085727001

Trevor Weeks with swan rescued on Pevensey Levels SUS-151201-085727001

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A tireless wildlife rescuer who has saved the lives of thousands of animals has appealed for residents to leave a legacy to his charity.

Trevor Weeks MBE, the founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS), has said every penny will help his organisation to help sick, injured and orphaned wildlife across East Sussex,

As we expand and help more animals we need more and more funds to pay the bills, meaning it becomes harder to expand and buy new equipment and facilities.

Trevor Weeks

He said: “I know this is not an easy subject, to approach, but having recently received a small legacy.

“I wanted to show you how vital and important they are.

“Legacies are a major source of funding for charities in the UK. Most charities are only able to expand their services when they receive funds from a generous legacy. WRAS has only been able to complete the final phase of its Casualty Centre thanks to a legacy left to WRAS last year.

“We have to constantly fundraise to cover on going vets, utilities, food, bedding, ambulance and rescue cost to name just a few.

“As we expand and help more animals we need more and more funds to pay the bills, meaning it becomes harder to expand and buy new equipment and facilities.”

Mr Weeks said in recent years the charity has been able to expand thanks to a person who was generous enough to include a gift to WRAS in their will. He said: “It is very important to make sure your Will is legal. We recommend you seek help from a specialist legal advisor.”

To find out more visit wildlifeambulance.org/contact-us, telephone the charity’s office on 01825 873003 or write to PO Box 2148, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 9DE

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