Yorkshire optometrist, Paul Appleson, is raising funds and awareness for a new Vision Care for Homeless People clinic in Leeds. The new centre, which will be located in St George’s Crypt, has tremendous support from the LOC team and is due to open later this year.
Paul, a regular runner, has his own practice in Wetherby. He has set himself an ambitious target of one hour 45 minutes for this, his fifth half marathon, which he win run on Sunday 14 May. The route starts from the City centre and heads north and west, via Kirkstall Abbey to finish back in the city centre. He is delighted to be raising funds and to be an integral part of the new Leeds team –
“A group of us want to do something to help the local homeless community, and when the opportunity came up to use our professional skills it certainly solved the dilemma of how to help. It feels like a very positive thing to be involved with. Leeds is a great city, but it also has some of the problems of a great city too,” he said.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Paul should visit his fundraising page.