Armstrong Richardson is a well-known group of companies based in Stokesley and other parts of England who have been ardent supporters of the Aplastic Anaemia Trust for the last year, and we're extremely pleased to say - this year as well!

They've been raising money for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust as a way to honour the former CEO and founder of Armstrong Richardson, Brian Jones, whose life was cut short by aplastic anaemia.

Thanks to the creative effort of the teams at Armstrong Richardson Wholesale, Millbry Hill Country Store, Armstrong Richardson Agri, AR Entertainment, C&C Horse Transport and Armstrong Richardson Transport a staggering £20,000 has been raised to support the work of our charity.

Grazina Berry, the AAT's CEO, who visited the team recently to say a personal thank you, said 

We have been hugely privileged  and enormously grateful to have the dedicated and generous support of Armstrong Richardson, without which we’d be unable to commit to funding research projects into aplastic anaemia. A huge thank you to AR from everyone at the AAT and our entire patient and supporter community!

What did the teams do to raise this much money?

The teams have completed the National Three Peaks Challenge, have organised numerous bake sales, raffles and enjoyed a Christmas Jumper Day. More recently, even the four-legged friends have supported our charity by participating in the 'Bring your Dog to Work Day'! The company then matched the amount raised by employees.

Charlie Jones climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Charlie Jones, who is a member of the Jones family, owners of Armstrong Richardson did something incredible - climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising more than £6,500!

It was incredibly tough, we completed the seven-day trek as part of a larger group and many of them suffered altitude sickness during the climb. Some were so bad they couldn't go any further...We trekked through the night to reach Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point, and we made it to the top just as the sun was starting to rise which made it an emotional moment, it's a memory that will stay with me forever and I can honestly say it was the best week of my life.