Employees from Drakes, including the director, will be running Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon in April in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

Andrew Hirshman (director), Kim Nelson (Drakes Jewellery hospital manager), Rob Robins (jewellery designer and goldsmith) and Nikki Price (marketing manager) will be running the half marathon on behalf of the whole team on Sunday 23rd April. They will also be joined by Nikita Woodman from Clogau.

Drakes has decided to run for a charity which it says is close to its heart, Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Managing director, John Hirshman and stock manager, Helen Whitford, suffer with Crohn’s Disease. This is a chronic condition which causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut and is ongoing and life-long.


Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon is a challenging 13.1mile race around the city of Plymouth starting and finishing on the Plymouth Hoe.

“As a team we have been training hard. We plan to raise as much money as we possibly can to help support this fantastic and worthwhile cause,” said Andrew Hirshman.

“We’re running this in aid of all Crohn’s and Colitis sufferers, in particular my father and our Stock Manager. We would be so grateful if you could support this charity by sponsoring us via our Virgin Money Giving Page.”

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