Leeds Cares appoints new Director of Fundraising

Paul Watkins joins Leeds Cares

Paul Watkins joined the senior team at Leeds Cares this week.

Paul has worked in the charity sector for nearly 30 years, both in the UK and overseas. Most recently Paul has been working with Teenage Cancer Trust but he has previous experience with Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the South Tees NHS Foundation.

He is a passionate advocate for the NHS and the majority of his career has focused on raising funds for the improvement of healthcare services and the patient environments.

Paul joins Leeds Cares as Director of Fundraising where he will lead a team of twelve, dedicated to raising funds to support Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

He said, “This is a really exciting time to be joining Leeds Cares and I can’t wait to get started. We already have some great plans for the future, including supporting the long-term project to build two brand new hospitals here in Leeds.”