Monday, August 11, 2008

Katherine to start capital’s 10k run - WalesOnline

Katherine to start capital’s 10k run - WalesOnline

Aug 11 2008 by Matt Aplin, South Wales Echo

CLASSICAL singer Katherine Jenkins will start this year’s Cardiff 10k run from Sophia Gardens.

It will be the Welsh star’s first official engagement for the Kidney Wales Foundation as its newest patron.

The September 7 event was first launched in 1985 and has generated thousands of pounds for good causes.

Katherine said: “I’m very proud to be a patron of the Kidney Wales Foundation. To support a cause so close to my heart is very special to me.

“I first became involved with the charity in 2005 when I met brave Zowiann Flood at the Children’s Kidney Centre in Cardiff. She was only 10 at the time and desperately needed a kidney transplant.

“Her bravery was such an inspiration to see and we have been friends ever since.”