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BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge, Cardiff

Around 25 people took to the streets in Cardiff for the BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge on Sunday 11 May 2014.

Each year, BAPS Charities organises a fun and healthy charity event for individuals to unite as a community to support a worthy cause. At several towns and cities around the UK, around 4,000 enthusiastic men, women and children of all ages – ranging from toddlers through to senior citizens in their nineties – walk, jog and even run a distance of 10 kilometres to raise funds and awareness for a variety of good causes.

This year’s event partnered nationally with Diabetes UK, the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes – including the 3.8 million people in the UK that are currently diagnosed with the disease.

The Challenge this year builds on 20 years of sponsored events. Previous national charity partners have included Macmillan Cancer Research, Barnardo’s, The Anthony Nolan Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer Care, Age UK, KIDS, as well as Diabetes UK.

The event kicked-off shortly after 3.00pm from the Shree Kutchi Level Patel Samaj in Grangetown, Cardiff.

After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved through the City Centre and past Cardiff Castle and the Swalec Cricket Stadium before returning to Grangetown.

One of the participants, Punita, shared: “This is the first time I’ve participated in Cardiff but it was a fantastic event, so well organised and with everyone in such high spirits. The weather was lovely too, and we all enjoyed ourselves, knowing each step was taken for worthwhile causes.”

BAPS Charities volunteers Umesh Buddhev added: “This is our tenth year of holding the Challenge in Cardiff, and each year I am amazed at everyone’s enthusiasm and support for each other, helping everyone reach the finish line. We’ve also been very fortunate in the support we have received here in Cardiff and would like to express our gratitude to all the participants and well-wishers.”

To learn more about the work of Diabetes UK, please click here.

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