Members of the music clubs from Charlie’s Young People’s Centre in Seaside visited Bonners Music Superstore to be presented with a brand new Yamaha Clavinova.
The world’s most popular digital piano was won for the Centre in a competition in the Eastbourne Herald, as part of Yamaha’s Pianos in the Community scheme. Local community groups were invited to write in and explain why a brand new piano would make a difference. The entry by Charlie’s, run by the Eastbourne and Wealden YMCA, was chosen by the judging panel of Jools Holland, the nation’s favourite pianist, Keith Ridley, editor-in-chief, Eastbourne Herald and Tony White, MD of Bonners Music Superstore.
Jacy Kilvert, YMCA youth and community manager, said, “Having a Yamaha Clavinova will be an amazing resource for our centre. We have several music groups that run out of Charlie’s.”
Tony White, of Bonners, said, “Many people have been involved in finding a worthy winner for this special prize. Eastbourne’s MP, Stephen Lloyd has been very supportive, sending messages to schools, churches, community groups and his facebook followers about the opportunity. Pat Taylor, community services manager at Eastbourne Borough Council, also took an interest in pointing groups towards the competition in The Herald.”