Wildlife rescuer Trevor is hoping to make the charts

Trevor Weeks. East Sussex WRAS Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.
Trevor Weeks. East Sussex WRAS Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.

He is better known for his tireless work in promoting animal welfare and as a wildlife rescuer but Trevor Weeks MBE is hoping to add another achievement to his list and make it into the charts this Christmas.

The founder of charity East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service joined 30 other stars and celebrities from music, stage and screen who have teamed up with Big Band MD conductor Debbie Curtis to record a 2 track single called ‘Talk to the Animals’.

Debbie Curtis and her staff at DCRBB Music have spent 10 months putting ‘Big Band Aid’ together, contacting the celebs, organising recording dates and travelling many miles up and down and across the UK with a portable studio to record each of the contributors individually, in dressing rooms, hotels, offices and homes.

The single is in aid of the charity Viva! who campaigns for a vegetarian/vegan world due to the conditions in which most farmed animals spend their short and miserable lives in factory farms.

Trevor said, “Debbie approached me asking if I would help and take part in the single after being suggested by actress Virginia McKenna. Anyone who knows me will know that I am not a singer, I don’t even sing in the shower, ever since I was told as a child that I couldn’t sing I’ve never sung.

“I was very reluctant and hesitant but I felt that if it helps stop the suffering of animals then I’ve got to do.

He joked, “I’m afraid I ended up talking my way through the single more than singing, as I was so nervous and such a bad singer! I just hope that no animals are caused any suffering by hearing me on the single!”