Drakes and it’s staff have always supported local tradespeople – providing great products, prices and service every day! We also support charities and initiatives that improve our local area and those within it and this year we have focussed on company charity Hospice in the Weald.
Drakes’ Chairman David Aisher selected the Hospice in the Weald as the company charity several years ago but 2016 has seen a huge improvement in activity and we’re proud to have raised over £4,000 for Hospice in the Weald this year. This is an amazing achievement and Drakes would like to thank all of it’s staff and customers for their tremendous efforts and generosity. This shows just how much your loose change can amount to for a good cause!
When asked to comment, Mr Aisher said “We have always supported good causes in our local area but have gained new focus in our fundraising efforts for Hospice in the Weald resulting in over £4,000 raised! Hospices are vital parts of our comunity and we’re very proud and pleased to be able to help our local one which is an excellent and underappreciated facility”.
Here’s to raising more money and providing more help next year!
This week Drakes' Chairman, David Aisher, flew down to Polypipe’s now famous regatta and joined over 50 yachts for races around Port Solent.
Along with the Chairman, Drakes brought many a salty sea dog with a crew consisting of customers and staff alike - all enjoying a free day of sailing and fundraising thanks to their favourite independent plumbers' merchant.
Although at the helm of a different boat than he was used to, David fought the changeable conditions and led Drakes to an overall 11th place finish with a 4th place class finish.
After racing, the team joined a prize-giving event back on shore and a prize of another free day's sailing was raffled by Drakes; raising over £2,000 for Help the Heroes.
If you're interested in taking part in these regular events held or attended by Drakes then speak to your local branch team.
We're here to support tradespeople both on and off the job and if you're interested in something we can help with then let us know!