A FASHION show has pushed our One in Eight appeal for Hereford Haven over the £23,000 mark.

Lyn Gummer, 59, and her daughters, Clair Burgoyne, 40, and Jo Cumbes, 36 arranged the fashion show at The Railway Club, Hereford and raised £2,686 overall.

They have split the amount between Hereford Haven, The MS Society and Beating Bowel Cancer with £895 going to each.

This now leaves the total of the appeal at £23,144.05.

The fashion show on Wednesday, September 2 was a sell-out.

Mrs Gummer said: "We could have sold 40 more tickets if we had a bigger venue. We were really pleased with how it went and want to thank everybody in the community who made it such a brilliant event."

The trio are also running The Great North Run this weekend to push the total up even further. They will be joined by Mrs Gummer's 10-year-old grandson, Ollie Bourgoyne, who is running the children's Great North Run for Little Hearts Matter.

Mrs Gummer said: "Ollie is my little coach and comes out on his bike with me when I'm running and is fantastic encouragement for me, telling me what and when I should eat and drink."

To sponsor them go to www.justgiving.com/teams/herefordfundraising.

Well-known postman, Mike Chandler, who has run 15 London Marathons is also adding to the fundraising target by running the 10km race at the Herefordshire Festival of Sport on September 20.

He is running it in a camel outfit, which is quite a departure for him as Postie Mike usually races in his postman’s shirt and tie.

Our One in Eight appeal aims to raise £30,000 for an extra nurse to help the Haven in St Owen Street cope with the increased demand for its support service for women with breast cancer.

Fiona Mynors has also donated £10 and £100 was donated anonymously.