Help us raise funds for Newhaven and Seaford Sea Cadets. We are racing down the Ouse to raise money for the Sea Cadets’ building refurbishment.

Our intrepid sailors (or paddlers) on this mission are Newhaven Chamber of Commerce members:
Gary Walsh, Mike Shorer, Jason Hall, Norman Mayhew, Jim Gilchrist, Paul Boswell, James Pickford and Jon Whitehead.

To complete the course they will have to avoid the perils of being bombarded with water canons along the route and pelted with all manner of flour bombs and crazy objects from the bridges at Southease Bridge and Newhaven.

Do support us! The raft is built and will be adorned to match the this year’s theme ‘Britannia Rules the Waves’. We hope that our hardy sailors will also rule the waves and would love you all to come along and cheer them on. If you are going to the start at Lewes, we suggest you be there for around 12 noon as large crowds are expected. Otherwise, we will see you along the riverbank!

Please support our team and the Sea Cadets as they are raising money to refurbish their headquarters in Chapel Street and need a new floor. We have so far raised (at time of writing) £490 of the £1000 target, just click the ‘Make a donation’ button below to make a donation.

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All are welcome to come and watch the Raft Race on Sunday July 9th, 3pm – 6pm, why not come down and enjoy the flotilla of rafts!