We've been supporting The Aplastic Anaemia Trust since 2017, after Brian Jones, father of Nigel, Mark and Craig, died from this rare blood disorder.

What is aplastic anaemia?

Aplastic Anaemia is a rare type of bone marrow failure. It's where the bone marrow stops creating all kinds of blood cells. It's really rare and affects 1 in every half a million people. 

Aplastic anaemia treatment is very similar to the treatment someone might have for leukaemia - but because it's so rare, families often don't have access to the same information and support.

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people affected by aplastic anaemia and funding research into this rare form of bone marrow failure. 

Why we are supporting The Aplastic Anaemia Trust?

This charity was chosen by the company directors in 2017 and continues to be our main focus after Brian Jones, father of Nigel, Mark and Craig, died from this rare blood disorder.

By donating you'll be....
Funding Research
This year The AAT will be investigating new treatment options, that could offer hope to more people, and improve quality of life for patients and their families. 

Providing support
-Provide a young child with a story book that explains what aplastic anaemia is and what they can expect from a long stay in hospital - making the long and difficult treatment less frightening.
-Make sure there is always some one on the end of the phone. Having someone to talk to who understands, who you don't have to explain your condition to again and again. The AAT hotline ensures no one is alone.

Past Fundraising Events

In 2017, Charlie Jones and her friend Harriet Spalding climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) with a trek taking 7 days! Having trained extremely hard and managing to complete the hike, they raised in excess of £6,300.00 for The Aplastic Anaemia Trust. A very well done to them both and a thank you to all those who took the time to sponsor both Charlie and Harriet.

Following this, a team effort of both participants and support staff raised in excess of another £2,000 by completing the gruelling 3 peaks challenge. Again a huge well done to all those who took part and donated! The results made the aching joints and muscles easier to bare!

Bake sales and Easter raffles have also raised significant funds through 2017 and 2018. along with a successful dog show event.

By July 2018, the Armstrong Richardson Group raised over £20,000 for the Aplastic Anaemia trust which was a huge step forward to contribute to their ongoing research into the disease.