THE Hereford Times’ One in Eight appeal for breast cancer support has now reached £25,000.

The appeal, which was launched less than three months ago, is raising £30,000 for a new specialist nurse at The Hereford Haven in St Owen Street.

The Haven provides support for women with or recovering from breast cancer by offering free psychological support and complementary therapies.

The first Hereford Times media day in conjunction with The Herefordshire Golf Club raised £165 for the appeal.

Teams were invited from a mixture of businesses in the county, who are Hereford Times customers, and they enjoyed playing golf in the sunshine at the course in Wormsley.

Prizes were given for the top three best scores and Santander came first, Williams Estate Agents second and Bill Jackson third.

Caroline Beavan from Westdown Bathrooms won nearest the pin on her tee shot on the 15th hole – one of only three women that took part on the day – while Dave McGrath from TPG, won nearest the pin on the seventh hole for the men.

Westdown also won the best dressed team.

A raffle was held with prizes donated by the golf club. It is hoped the event, which would not have been such a success without the vision of the golf club's secretary, Sarah Lawrence, will now be held annually.

Lyn Gummer, 59, and her daughters, Clair Burgoyne, 40, and Jo Cumbes, 36 completed the Great North Run together.

They were each raising money for different charities and Jo has raised a further £415 for the appeal as well as the previous £895 mentioned from the fashion show.

Mrs Gummer's 10-year-old grandson, Ollie Burgoyne, ran the children's Great North Run and completed the 40k bike ride at the Herefordshire Festival of Sport and donated £100 of his sponsorship money to Haven. Mrs Gummer also ran at the festival on Sunday in the 10k and donated a further £45.

As reported last week, The Lions Club donated £500 to the appeal.

Colin Smith, president of Hereford Lions Club, said: “Lions Club is committed to community service and giving financial support to organisations which benefit those living in the community.

"The personal care and support The Haven gives to women with breast cancer has won wide acclaim since the charity was launched only a few years ago and when the appeal to fund an extra nurse first appeared in the Hereford Times club members immediately agreed to contribute £500.

"The club receives regular requests for grants and The Haven is one of the most deserving as the huge response to the appeal proves.”

This week Huntington WI donated £5, Janette Blenkisop donated £30 from a coffee morning, and Daisy Davies donated £144. This brings the total to £25,020.