Lydia Beard completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Lydia Beard

Well done to Lydia Beard for completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14 October in a very impressive 2 hours and 4 minutes. It poured down all day but it didn’t stop Lydia finishing with a smile.

Lydia said – Moorfields Eye Hospital is close to my heart.  My husband is an outpatient and has received treatment over the last 45 years.  Many of my friends, clients and other family members have had the need to use Moorfields too.

The ground breaking treatment they offer is phenomenal and they are dedicated to providing world class care to millions of people with a wide range of eye conditions and diseases.

The money I'm raising (plus hundreds of other people who raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity) goes a long way into researching treatments, investing in state of the art equipment and educating the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow. 

You don't realise how precious your sight is until you begin to experience problems!

Lydia has already raised over £700 for Moorfields, if you would like to show your support, please visit her page at:

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