Drakes is pleased to support and sponsor a range of local initiatives incuding grassroots football at our local football clubs! This weekend it was the turn of our East Grinstead team to head down to the Wasps’ nest and keep their fingers crossed for a stinging win over Ramsgate. Drakes sponsored the game and hoped for a honey of a home win!
Unfortunately, despite leading at half time the Wasps lost their buzz and finished the game with a 4-1 defeat. This didn’t stop the cheering of our East Grinstead staff though as Branch Manager Stewart Smith and his guests ensured we were represented in good voice throughout the game.
Stewart was also pleased to present the man of the match award to Robin Deen who Stewart deemed to have been worthy of such an accolade over the 90 minutes.
Are you a plumber? Is your merchant taking you to football games at the weekend and giving you great deals throughout the week? If not, it’s time to talk to any Drakes Branch Manager across the South East. Find your local branch online or call 01892 559915 for further information.
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.
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