Charlie Jones


The Aplastic Anaemia Trust
The Aplastic Anaemia Trust was created in 1985 by relatives and friends of victims of aplastic anaemia and allied disorders. Charities for research into and treatment of leukaemia were well known but there was no charity especially devoted to those rare diseases; so like leukaemia in their outcome, but not included within the cancer group. With initial money raised, the AAT established and supported focused research groups and provided specialist clinical facilities to improve treatment of aplastic anaemia. Thanks in large part to the work of the charity, aplastic anaemia is no longer an orphan disease but is well recognised by the haematology community, and management guidelines have improved care throughout the UK. The establishment of the Aplastic Anaemia Support Group to help families devestated by the disease and improve range of information about it, has been a very important development in holistic care. This is something which the AAT is delighted also to support.

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Charlie Jones - Kilimanjaro 2017

Charlie Jones

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For 2017 I set myself a personal challenge to climb up Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). After day one of training Harriet Spalding spontaneously decided to join me. We are both self funding the whole trip which means every penny raised is going directly to our chosen charities. My charity is the Aplastic Anaemia Trust.

In 2001 my Grandpa Brian died from Aplastic Anaemia a rare but serious blood disorder, where the bone marrow fails to produce essential blood cells.

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK dedicated solely to research into aplastic anaemia and the support of patients and their families. Gran Sue and others have personally benefitted from their amazing support.

Thanks in large part to the work of the Trust, guidelines for AA care have improved throughout the UK and the disease is now well recognised by the haematology community. Additionally, the prognoses of those patients with the disease are no longer so bleak; 25 years ago, no more than 3 in 10 AA patients survived for a year, but today as many as 8 in 10 will be restored to a good quality of life.


Mt Kilimanjaro is 5,895m high, and the trek will take 7 days (5 ½ days up, 1 ½ days down) with between 6-9 hours trekking a day with the summit day set to take between 12-14 hours. Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain, and the world's highest stand alone mountain.

Thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Charlie x

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26.06.17 Armstrong Richardson, Bake Sale and Easter Raffle.


26.04.17 In respect of your wonderful achievement in climbing Kilimanjaro, to raise funds in your Grandfathers memory, for research into Aplastic Anaemia, we are all very proud of you! Janette Hugill on behalf of Stokesley Agricultural Society.

24.04.17 Well done Charlie - Grandpa would have been proud. Sorry that this is late. Michael and Pauline Westgarth-Taylor

03.04.17 Well done Charlie, you are awesome! What a difference you are making you should be very proud of yourself.


26.03.17 Well done Charlie. So pleased you made it! I remember someone saying beware of the mountain whose name begins with 'kill a man' ! Love from us all x

24.03.17 Well done. An excellent cause in remembrance of an excellent man


22.03.17 Great effort - keep going xxx


22.03.17 Good luck Charlie

19.03.17 Good luck and thanks for your help from SWWH


17.03.17 Good luck and wish you all well on your challenge for a great cause.

17.03.17 Charlie, Good luck and Stay Safe. Having grown up with your Uncle Craig as best mate I remember Grandpa Brian very fondly..... He'd be well Proud.

16.03.17 Good Luck!! Have a great time, so proud of you!! Love from Em and Sam.xx

16.03.17 Good Luck Honk!! You'll both having an amazing time. Lots of Love, Rich and Serena xx

16.03.17 Good Luck Charlie sounds like its going to be hard work but hope you enjoy it as well have great time!!

16.03.17 Good luck!!

16.03.17 Good Luck Charlie!!

16.03.17 Good luck!!

15.03.17 Best of luck from all the Smiths at Fleets

15.03.17 Good luck and I hope you are able to enjoy the challenges ahead.


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