Over 3 days from September the 15th, I will be taking part in a challenging three-day cycle ride though the Kent downs to raise money for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust (AAT). The ride takes us through the Garden of England itself for c300km starting from Sevenoaks and passing through Canterbury, Ashford and finishing off in Faversham.

Part of the team from ISG joining me will be Paul Cossell and Richard West.

Aplastic Anaemia is a type of bone marrow failure where the bone marrow stops creating enough of all three types of blood cells, red, white and platelets. It's very rare and affects one in every half a million people. The treatment is similar to the treatment someone might have for leukaemia, but as it's so rare, families often don't have access to the same information and support. They are currently investigating new treatment options that could offer hope to more people and improve quality of life for the patients and their families. More details about the response to Covid-19 vaccines in people with Aplastic Anaemia is also being investigated. Each young child is provided with a story book explaining Aplastic Anaemia and what to expect from their treatment, while helping them come to terms with a long hospital stay. Help is always at the end of the phone for a sufferer as having someone to talk to who understands is extremely important. The hotline ensures no one is alone!

To find out more about The Aplastic Anaemia Trust please click here.

All donations would be greatly appreciated and will help fund the service provided by the AAT

Thank you for your support and wish me luck


Mark Valios