Today is Paul’s birthday. He would have been 24. Paul was 19 when he died from a brain tumour in November 2008. He had been diagnosed in February the previous year when studying for his A levels, but despite that went on to get a place at Leeds University reading Biochemistry and made it, just about, through his first year.
Paul loved photography – it was one of his A levels – and I continue to get inspiration from his style, as well as continuing to use his own Canon 400D DSLR. You can see some of his images here.
One of his legacies is the charitable trust my wife and I set up in his name, Paul’s Fund, and which now pays for young adults to have a free holiday staying at the B&B we run and call “Paul’s Place” in the context of the charity. To be eligible the young adult will be facing diagnosis of a life limiting or terminal illness, have been bereaved, or be a full time unpaid carer.
This web site is dedicated to Paul and proceeds from the sale of any pictures goes to Paul’s Fund.