What I'll be doing;

I'll be running 26.2 miles in the London Marathon 2024! My biggest challenge since my aplastic anaemia diagnosis.

Now this is a big one for me!  I’m not going to lie to you I am SCARED!  This is going to be the hardest thing I have ever taken on.  Yes, I have run the London Marathon before but NOT with bone marrow failure.  This is going to be a totally different experience for me.  There may be a few walk breaks involved (AND A FEW MORE) and the training and nutrition will have to be spot on!  I am working with a professional who is supporting me with both, my end goal is to cross the finish line and raise much needed funds for this amazing charity who I owe my life to.

It's going to be tough, but life isn’t always easy is it, digging deep is what I’m bloody good at, in face expert at, so let’s do it bring it on!!!!

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.

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.

If you want to support me by coming to cheer me on, please contact our Community Fundraising Manager and join the cheer point [email protected] 07849691356.