A group of staff and friends from Ashmole & Co Accountants in Pembrokeshire will swap calculators for running shoes this month at the Swansea Half Marathon.

They are raising funds for a charity close to the firm’s heart - the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the chosen charity of staff at Ashmole & Co after Bryan Jones, a former partner with the firm in the Haverfordwest office, was diagnosed with the disease in 2017.

Bryan worked for Ashmole & Co for 37 years, his entire working life. He started straight from school in 1974 and became a partner in 2001. He retired in 2011.

The group of nine representing Ashmole & Co will take part in the Swansea Half Marathon on 23 June, which has been voted the UK’s best half marathon in 2017 and 2018 with approximately 10,000 having entered to race next month.

Taking part are: Beth Ridgway, a partner in the Haverfordwest office; Mandy Jones (Bryan’s wife) from the Haverfordwest office and Bryan and Mandy’s friends - Victoria Randall, Alex Merrony and Rachel Treadway-Williams. Laura Craddock and Jim Cornock, Partners in the Ammanford office; Sam Jones and Vinal Patel from the Ammanford office.

Jim Cornock, Partner in Ashmole & Co’s Haverfordwest office, said: “Most of us taking part are keen runners already and are looking forward to taking part.

“This year will be special year for us though as it’s also an opportunity to raise funds for the MND Association, the only national charity dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND. We hope clients, friends and family will help us get to our target of £1,800.”

People can donate directly at any of the offices or via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bryan-mandy-jones.