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BBC One Show Alex supports Cardiff 10k

SHE starts the hottest job in television this evening, and while Alex Jones takes her seat on the prime-time settee she is also preparing for another important role – running the Cardiff 10k.

The presenter will be pounding the streets of Cardiff on September 12, raising money through the event, hosted by Kidney Wales, a charity for which she is the patron.
Alex has been a Kidney Wales supporter for many years and has regularly fundraised effectively for the Children’s Kidney Centre. Earlier this year she became a Patron of the charity.

Alex Jones said:

“Working with the children at the Kidney Wales Children’s Centre has been a great joy over the years . I will not forget seeing Robert Edwards receive his transplant and children like Theo Williams being cared by the Hospital.
This has led me to run the 10 k for the last three years and keen to ensure I give back and remember how fortunate I am.”

She added:

“I am looking forward to my new career on the One Show but I remain keen to support causes I value and supported over the years. I hope to join my friends at the 10 k and once again support kidney patients all over Wales. I am very proud to be a patron of Kidney Wales Foundation and looking forward to seeing the charity continue its progress over the forthcoming years.”

Raj Aggarwal OBE, Chair of Trustees said:

“Alex has been a tremendous Patron of the charity for patients and families. She is caring and kind and regularly visits the Children’s Centre. Her commitment in Wales is well known and she is proud of her roots as we are proud of her.”

Roy J. Thomas, Executive Chairman of the Charity and Donate Wales said:

“The BBC has made the right choice in sharing Alex with the UK. Wales is wishing her every success on the One Show. Alex is a “cariad” especially to the very ill children and families we have seen her visit. She is hard working and we are fortunate that she puts back her energy into a little charity like us especially with her demanding schedule.”

Funds from last year’s Cardiff 10k helped pay for a much needed £100,000 refurbishment of the Children’s Kidney Centre in the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff - so that young kidney patients and their families can receive treatment in a welcoming, fun and relaxed environment with modern equipment.

Alex is a regular visitor and a familiar face at the Centre. She has met many patients over the years, such as Robert Edwards, from Dinas Powys. When Alex met Robert in 2008, he was in need of a life changing kidney transplant and had been on the waiting list for two years. On a separate visit before Christmas, she visited the Centre once again and met many more young kidney patients, including Theo Williams. Baby Theo suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and receives treatment at the Centre.

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