We are undertaking a charity walk to raise money for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust. We first became aware of Aplastic Anaemia when the daughter of friends became seriously ill with the disorder. Aplastic Anaemia is a rare and life-threatening blood disorder caused by the bone marrow not functioning properly. In people with aplastic anaemia, the bone marrow fails to produce enough of all three types of blood cells – red, white and platelets. Aplastic Anaemia can affect anyone of any age but is most common in the young (10 to 20 years old) and elderly (60 years old +). The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK dedicated to research into Aplastic Anaemia and allied rare bone marrow failures, and supporting everyone affected nationally.

Jeremy and Kate Howard