Ali's Sister Steph suffers with MS, and Ali lost her mother to the condition in 2001. This inspired her to help the MS Society. Ali has undertaken two significant challenges in recent years in order to raise money and awareness of the MS Society and the condition. Her first challenge was in 2008 when she ran the London Marathon. Ali invested a huge amount of personal effort to train for the Marathon and managed to run it in a very impressive 5 hours and 10 minutes! Although everyone who knows Ali were more than impressed by her abilities to raise money for the Society by running the London marathon, these were dwarfed by her next challenge which was to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in September 2010. Ali showed a huge amount of dedication once she had decided to climb Kilimanjaro both in her training and fundraising abilities. Over these two events she raised over £10,000.