BBC to feature the heartwarming story of a Hereford postman who has raised almost £250k for charity (From Ledbury Reporter)
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Hereford postman raises almost £250k for charity to feature on BBC
Updated 9:50am Friday 28th March 2014 in News
MARATHON man Mike Chandler aims to hit the £250,000 mark in his fundraising efforts when the Hereford postman completes the his 14th London Marathon in April.
A long-time fundraiser for breast cancer support, Mike lost his mother at an early age to the disease.
Since then he has literally crossed the country – running 150 miles to London, pushing his post trolley, BEFORE completing the 2012 Marathon – to raise money for The Haven, a national breast cancer support charity that has a base in Hereford.
Mike said: “When my mother died at just 38 the NHS was great but there was no other support for her or us as a family.
“The Haven offers vital support and expert information, counselling and therapies, something I wish had been available when my mother was diagnosed.”
The 57-year-old postie will be featuring on BBC Sport as part of their London Marathon coverage, and next week a film crew will be following Mike around his route before sitting down and interviewing him at Hereford Haven.
To find out more and offer your support towards Mike’s fundraising target, please follow the link below to his Virgin Money Giving page.
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