Paul Appleson


Vision Care For Homeless People
Vision Care for Homeless People is a charity set-up to provide eyecare services to homeless and other vulnerable people in an accessible and friendly environment in which they feel safe, welcome and comfortable. Our objectives are to preserve, protect and promote the ocular health of homeless and vulnerable people in the UK who are unwilling or unable to access mainstream services available through the NHS by providing and assisting in the provision of a comprehensive high quality and free at the point of use ocular health service, including screening and the provision of spectacles, that meets the immediate visual needs of our beneficiaries in a safe, accessible, friendly and comfortable environment.
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Hi, thanks for visiting my page.

I am delighted to help raise some funds for Vision Care for Homeless People in Leeds - by running in the Leeds Half Marathon on 14th May 2017.  

Based at St George's Crypt in Leeds, I am one of a group of volunteers for the charity, who will be providing eye tests and glasses for a group of homeless and vulnerable people - who are unable or unwilling to access mainstream services.

Although run by volunteers, we need some funds to help set up and keep the service running.

The group of people we are helping have complex needs, but we feel this is a positive way that we can improve their quality of life, giving something that most people take for granted - good eyesight.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

04.06.17 Sorry it is late - well done!!

22.05.17 Well done Paul!

22.05.17 Well Done Paul

19.05.17 Now adding the offline donations - thanks everyone!


14.05.17 Good luck Paul!

14.05.17 Good luck xxx

13.05.17 Great cause. Good luck!

12.05.17 Go Paul go!

11.05.17 Go Paul... great cause


10.05.17 Good Luck!

10.05.17 good luck Paul

10.05.17 Best of luck Paul Bernie



09.05.17 Good Luck!

08.05.17 Best of luck. Keep up the good work. Always proud of you.

08.05.17 Have a great run Paul, its brilliant that you are supporting this cause


07.05.17 We are not worthy .....will have to run a bit faster next time we see you in the park! Caroline and Steve Clark x

07.05.17 Good Luck !

06.05.17 Good luck Paul. How about a real challenge/target of under 7 minute miles (92 minutes). I bet you can do it!

06.05.17 Good luck Paul, hope the weather's congenial! Tony

06.05.17 Congratulations on finding the time to help people in need. Enjoy the run.


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