Brighton's Trumpet Boy offers charity lockdown song and video
A Brighton schoolboy has written and recorded a song about lockdown, with all proceeds going to Amaze – a charity which supports families with children and young people with additional needs in Brighton and East Sussex.
Arthur Ward, 13, has already raised more than £500 for the charity with his live trumpet performances in Hanover as well as reaching people live on Instagram (@trumpet_b0y).
The single is Nothing to Do in aid of Amaze as they continue to support local families. It is available on iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play (search for Nothing To Do by Trumpet Boy)
and he’s inviting supporters to download the single to help fundraise for Amaze. You can also watch the video on YouTube (again, search for Nothing To Do by Trumpet Boy).
Arthur came up with the song using the things he was seeing and experiencing as inspiration.
His brother Harold, 11, plays the drums and their dad Mike plays guitar on the song, which they recorded in a day.
Arthur said: “I saw a lady on the news singing opera from her balcony during lockdown in Italy. I decided to try doing the same on the trumpet from my house.
“When I heard about how Amaze’s funding was impacted by the ban on social gatherings, I wanted to help.”
Dad Mike added: “It’s great how Arthur has channelled his energy into playing music and raising funds rather than tearing lumps out of the furniture!”
Donate to Amaze: https://amazesussex.org.uk/support-us/donate/Amaze is a Sussex-wide charity supporting families with disabled children. Amaze gives information, advice and support to parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities in East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. Amaze supports families through the emotional and practical demands of getting the right services in finance, education, health care and leisure.
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