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Exmouth Town Concert Band

Exmouth Town Concert Band receives cash boost

Exmouth Town Concert Band has become one of the first beneficiaries of the Hendy Foundation which was set up to support charities and good causes.

The band has been given £1,470 by Hendy Foundation which will be used to buy jackets for new members.

“We’re delighted with this donation to help the band as the jackets really help with our identity,” said Kelly Hammond. “We are a community wind band providing entertainment to the local community by performing at a variety of events in the area.”




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Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Sat, 09/14/2019 - 6:05am

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Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 7:35pm

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Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:23pm

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