New transport secured for Taiko Journey

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The Exeter Chiefs Foundation have granted Taiko Journey in excess of £6,000 for a new van to transport vital equipment to performances and allow the teaching aspect of the organisation to be more wide spread across Exeter and the surrounding areas. 

Hannah-Jasmine, founder of Taiko Journey, said "This incredibly generous grant will allow us to not only purchase but customise a vehicle to safely transport our unique drums. This dedicated transport will allow Taiko Journey to continue supporting local drumming groups and now to provide the next level change - a sustainable progression group for players ready to push themselves to their training and performance potential. Of course this vehicle will also ensure that we continue our work in local schools, and commit to more work with 'at risk' groups in our local area. 

"We're so proud to tell people that the Exeter Chiefs Foundation support us, and now we'll be telling everyone that it's the Foundation who are making each mile travelled with the drums possible. Taiko Journey and the diverse people within its community now have an exciting future, and we're looking forward to seeing where that takes us."

Crowds were treated to a performance from Taiko Journey at the recent England International match were the Red Roses played Italy at Sandy Park and the drummers will return for the last league game of the season against Northampton Saints (May 18th). 

Tony Rowe, Chairman of the Foundation, said "Taiko Journey are a wonderful example of bringing the community of Exeter together.  They are a very enthusiastic and talented group of individuals that do a lot of work within the city from school age right up to adulthood.  Being able to assist them to reach their target for new transportation so they can grow the group and their reach is exactly why we don't specify the type of organisation that can apply to the Foundation for funding."

For more information about Taiko Journey, visit their website at

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