Cardiff student takes on The St David's Day 10K for children with clubfoot

Posted on: Friday, 26th February, 2016

"Ali said, “I decided to run for CBM UK because I was born with two club feet myself, so without the amazing treatment and care I was lucky enough to receive from the doctors here in the UK and the support from my family, I wouldn't be able to dream of running a race like this! This is why it’s so important to me to support other children with clubfeet to enable them to have the same chances I had.”

Ali Banham warming up before The St David’s Day 10k run on Sunday.

CBM UK Community Officer Jacqueline Atkinson is thrilled to have Ali’s support, “Clubfoot affects 1 child in every 750 born around the world. Ali’s personal experience has been so important to her in recognising the vital work of CBM UK, and the fact that 80% of these children live in developing countries where there is a lack of access to adequate treatment. We cannot thank Ali enough for her support and commitment to CBM in raising funds to help others less fortunate by taking part in the St David’s Day 10k run.”

The St David's Day Run was first organised in 2003 and was the idea of Mr Huw Lewis MBE. Mr Lewis wanted to organise an event highlighting the Wales's national holiday and raise money for a local charity. Over the years the event has gone from strength to strength and raised thousands for local charities, like CBM UK.

The run takes in some spectacular views of the capital whilst running around Bute Park.

If you would like to support Ali, you can sponsor her at You can also contact Jacqueline Atkinson at CBM UK on 01223 484700 (or for more information on how to support Ali’s run.

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