POSTMAN Mike Chandler was once again raising money for The Hereford Haven – but this time on a treadmill.

He was at the city’s Old Market Shopping Centre on Sunday wearing a camel suit and running a marathon on a treadmill to raise money for the One in Eight Appeal.

Mr Chandler completed it in under four hours due to a couple of technical hitches with the treadmill slowing him down early in the run.

Generous shoppers donated £515 to the postie, who wore a camel suit in support of a team of Herefordians who have just completed a trek in the Sahara for the appeal.

He has run many a marathon for The Hereford Haven, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds from residents who respond to his annual letter.

In other news, The Haven is holding a Christmas Concert on December 2 at 7pm at St Peter’s Church in the city. It will feature the Hereford Soul Choir and Icaris Duo. Tickets are available at their centre in St Owen Street.

And Hereford Times fundraiser Ryan Davies-Blanchard is holding a craft fair this Saturday at the Hinton Community Centre from 11am as part of his marathon fundraising drive.

He is running the London Marathon next year for The Haven and hopes to raise £2,500. There will be around 20 stalls at the event selling bespoke gifts plus a bouncy castle and raffle.

l The overall appeal has so far raised more than £34,000. We are aiming to raise £60,000 and the money will go towards funding a nurse at The Haven for two years.

In the last few weeks £615 was donated anonymously, C A Peill donated £50, Christ Church donated £152, De Koffie Pot £100 and Mordiford School raised £200 by holding a pink day.