A team of over 20 superstar supporters of the AAT ran the prestigious Great North Run last Sunday. They did the deed, shedding lots of sweat in preparation through gruelling training, and on the day - fighting towards that finish line. 

Who are these fearless heroes of ours?

We are hugely grateful to Arron, Catherine, Charlie, John, Helen, Katie, Kieran, Kirsty, Leanne, Matthew, Melissa, Naomi, Natalie, Neil, Lisa, Paul, Sarah, Tanya, Tina, Tracey, Vikki and Vicki, for some of whom this was their second or third half-marathon - all on behalf of our charity, running having defeated the disease or for a loved one.

Why did they do it?

For John, the run was for his son Harry, who was diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia in 2012. Charlie and her colleagues from Armstrong Richardson did it in memory of her grandfather who sadly passed away from aplastic anaemia. Naomi - ran for her husband recently diagnosed with the rare disease. Leanne ran for her son Bryant...

Every one of our amazing runners and supporters has an incredible story to tell - a story of resilience, strength and enormous will to help spread the word about the rare and devastating disease and enable our charity to do our work, so that one day a cure can be found.

A huge thank you, to you all and hats off for the sheer physical effort and the huge amount of money raised.

Still buzzing from last year's event and want to do it again next year? The ballot will be open in January 2019 and you can sign up today for a reminder by following this link