Images by Ali
Ali has always been interested in creating images, and as a small child she would often be found engrossed in a colouring book, or playing with a toy camera, using her favourite toys as models. So it came as no surprise when Ali suggested she would like a digital camera for her eighteenth birthday, and from the moment she opened her gift life has never been the same.
From the very first images Ali captured, it became obvious the she has a very special talent. Her first exhibitions were held in 2006, and as a result of those exhibitions Ali was asked to support some local charity events. Realising she could use her photographic skills to support and help people, Ali decided this would be a nice way of putting her hobby to good use.
Since 2006 Ali has donated some of her images for fund raising events, in support of many charitable causes and Organisations which have included:
Chippenham Lions Club
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt.
The British Legion Poppy Appeal
The Diversity Dance Day for People with Special Needs
Our Voice Drama Group, supporting people to speak out on issues surrounding disabilities.
Nutricia Fun Day : raising funds for SOS Children’s Villages throughout the World
National Association for Bikers with Disabilities
Ali is now the Official Photographer for:-
The Northern Ireland Veterans Association
The Downs Heart Group;
Police Unity Memorial Association.
North Wiltshire Carers Association.
Ali's achievements are all the more special because her life started out as a challenge. Ali still has two holes in her heart, has paralysis throughout her left side having suffered a Stroke during surgery when she was aged just two, and she also has Downs Syndrome. However, armed with her camera, a mischievous sense of humour, her disarming smile and amazing tenacity, Ali is a wonderful advocate for people with special needs, and her achievements are now helping to support other people who face adversity.
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