A 16-YEAR-old is donating half of his wages for two months to the Hereford Times One in Eight appeal.

Nick Eaton was inspired to make the altruistic decision after reading about our appeal and having heard from a family friend how much the service helped her.

The King's Thorn resident said: "I knew our family friend had been treated by the Haven and I really appreciated that, as she is a very good friend of our family.

"She said it was such a wonderful place for her to go and relax and enjoy normal life."

Nick goes to Monmouth Comprehensive School and is starting sixth form there in September.

He has just got shift-work at The Pilgrim in Much Birch and does odd-jobs for friends and family. He will donate half of all the money he earns in August and September to the appeal.

Nick said he is willing to take on more work from anybody who needs odd jobs doing- call him on 07738 430314.

The Hereford Times launched One in Eight to raise £30,000 for a new specialist nurse for The Haven which provides therapy, counselling and information for women who are going through or have finished treatment for breast cancer.

One in eight women in the county can now expect to be affected by breast cancer at some point in their lives.

Separately Nick is raising money for a World Challenge trip to Mongolia next year with his school. The three-week trip will see him volunteering at schools.

His mum, Ros, and sister, Charlotte, are very proud of his fundraising.