Musicians from the Sixties help those learning to follow them

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MUSIC from the past has helped musicians of the future in Bognor Regis.

The proceeds of just over £5,000 from the latest Back to the Sixties sell-out concert in the town have been given to those who run iPlay sessions.

These enable young people, aged from 11 to 18, the chance to learn and play modern music without the sometimes steep costs.

But the organisers’ decision to keep the charge for each session to a £1 minimum and supply the instruments and tuition means the programme relies on external funding.

iPlay co-founder David Cox said: “Towards the middle of 2012, we were running out of funds and the guys from Back to the Sixties very kindly offered to run their event at the Riverside to support us.

“It was a wonderful example of somebody wanting to help and really not wanting anything in return – a rare thing these days.

“Because iPlay has no salaries or expensive overheads, we should be able to keep going for the rest of the year.”

The sessions, with individual and group activities, began in 2005 with funding from the former regional development agency.

They are held on Saturday mornings at Bognor Youth Club on Westloats Lane