A charity received a much welcome boost to the new year after receiving funds to replace one of its veterinary ambulances.
One of the UK’s largest pet insurers Animal Friends Insurance (AFI) celebrated the festive season by making a £70,00 donation to 11 animal charities and one of the lucky recipients was East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.
The charity received £9,250 and on Monday (January 13) last week the keys for the vehicle were handed over to the team.
Trevor Weeks MBE, founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service said, “This has to be the best Christmas Gift our charity has had in years!
“This year has been a difficult year with many challenges especially trying to keep on top of the workload. One of our major worries was knowing that we were going to have to take one of our ambulances off the road in 2014.
“Animal Friends Insurance will be helping to ensure hundreds of wildlife casualties a year are saved from suffering as a result of their support and on behalf of the casualties thank you Animal Friends Insurance.”
The new ambulance was unwrapped by Elaine and Chris Fairfax, managing directors of AFI, along with WRAS volunteers.
The ambulance will be based at WRAS’s Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith.