We are delighted to announce that Martlets Music has been chosen as one of two local young people’s music charities which will benefit from the proceeds of Ouseday, the annual Lewes to Newhaven raft race and regatta, to be held on Sunday 1 July 2018 (www.Ouseday.com).

The theme for Ouseday this year is Rock the Boat, a celebration of youth music and a response to the proposed cuts to instrumental teaching currently undertaken by East Sussex Music Service. We are very grateful to the Ouseday organisers for highlighting this important issue and will use the money raised to support young people’s musical education through our bursary scheme and by supporting other music projects in local schools.