Young Corby musicians give something back

Members of Oakley Rangers and their parents on a litter-pick in Corby
Members of Oakley Rangers and their parents on a litter-pick in Corby

Young musicians in Corby and their parents took part in a litter-pick to give something back to their community.

Members of Oakley Rangers receive free music lessons and give up their time in return.

The group was formed in 2008 by Paul Balmer to encourage a sense of community on the Oakley Vale estate in Corby.

The free guitar and drum lessons grew into a band and the young people started writing their own songs.

Oakley Rangers play at Corby Carnival every year and have performed for Help for Heroes and several other charities.

Paul said: “The young people and their parents give up hours on Saturdays to litter-pick in the community – it’s the payback for free music lessons.

“They also plant oak trees on Oakley Vale. There was a great turnout at the latest litter-pick.”