THE Hereford Times has handed a boost to a Hereford cancer therapy charity.

Editor John Wilson presented £1,475 to Breast Cancer Haven in St Owen's Street, Hereford.

They money came from the Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of Gannett, the parent company of Hereford Times publisher Newsquest Media Group.

Julie Nicholas, the charity's corporate fundraiser, said: "We are delighted to receive the cheque from the Gannett Foundation.

"It will enable us to invest in two portable therapy beds, extending our free services to all those affected by breast cancer.

"The three screens that will be purchased with this donation will also facilitate the opportunity to turn our large downstairs room into a temporary therapy room when we are low on space, or supporting a visitor who may find it difficult accessing the stairs.

"On outreach days we can also provide tasters of our therapies to individuals who are thinking of using our centre."

Mr Wilson said: "Local newspapers like the Hereford Times do all they can to support their communities, and it was a privilege for me to offer our concrete help to this worthwhile cause."

Newsquest Media Group awarded Gannett grants of nearly £300,000 to 50 good causes in the UK at the end of 2018.

Over the last 10 years alone it has given more than £3 million to help charitable community projects all over the country.