I recently lost my mum who’d suffered with aplastic anaemia since 2019.  

I’m taking on an ultra marathon in October 2023, 53km across the trails of the Peak District.

I’d committed to completing this challenge as a ‘celebration’ for my 50th birthday this year, but with Mums passing I felt it would be a great way to be able to raise money and support others suffering or coming to terms with this illness.

My amazing friend Lydia is joining me on this adventure and I wouldn’t be able to do this without her support.  Knowing your donations will help this charity will give us the motivation we will undoubtedly need to complete this challenge.

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. 

Zoe Pitt