Jason Perks

A group of 20 riders are taking on a 3-day, 300km ride from Valencia to Benidorm in Spain. They are doing this in support of a small charity that is fighting a big fight, the Aplastic Anaemia Trust - for everyone affected by a life-threatening illness, aplastic anaemia. 

In people with aplastic anaemia, the bone marrow fails to produce enough of all three types of blood cells – red, white and platelets. Red blood cells are essential for carrying oxygen around the body. White blood cells help us fight infections, bugs and germs. Platelets are responsible for stopping us bleeding and bruising. Without these vital cells people cannot function, and if untreated - die quickly.

The aim is to raise £20,000 which was achieved in 2018 which helped support an additional 300 families affected by aplastic anaemia, a rare life-threatening bone marrow disease and contribute to a research project in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. This project will see us, over 3-years, setting up a UK bio-bank of samples of all children diagnosed with this disease, to enable faster diagnosis and improved treatments.

Please donate generously and help us improve lives!

Jason Perks