I'm fund raising for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust in short because I'm lucky to be alive!

I was diagnosed when I was eight and spent months in hospital, including over Christmas, where I underwent various operations and treatment plans. I was given amazing care by an incredible team of healthcare professionals, all of whom were learning more about the disease themselves. It is incredibly rare and it was very touch and go whether I would pull through.

Fast forward to now and I'm a fit, healthy, mum of two; not something that I take for granted! I love to live life wholeheartedly and stay as active as I can. I'm not naturally sporty but I enjoy the personal challenge to push myself to try and achieve new ambitions.

What your money will help do;

Fund 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. 

Provide 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.

Thanks for reading and thanks also for any donations you make, it's going to make a real difference to this small, but mighty charity!

What i'm doing...

Bournemouth to Padstow May 2024

After attending a swim gala and sports day I’m off on my own sporting adventure today!  I’m setting off to travel through Dorset and hilly, hilly Devon and into Cornwall. I’m carrying all my kit and lots of snacks to keep me pedalling! In 2022 it took 4 whole long days of solo spinning the legs. This time I’m hoping it will take 4 days but less time but I’m in it for the adventure, to once again raise funds and awareness and who knows perhaps some other incredible people through the AAT.

Previous Challenges

John O'Groats to Lands End

Follow my Journey; 


I've been training through the rain, wind (so much wind!) and icy conditions of the winter to give this my best go! Those long, long, training runs have been super tough going but my motivation to try my best and goal of raising money for AAT is strong and has kept me going!

London Marathon 23rd April 2023 

John O'Groats to Lands End - May

Emma Wood