Anton is fundraising

Great Scottish Run for The ITP Support Association

£150.00 + £30.00 Gift Aid = £180.00
Donated to Anton’s £200.00 Goal
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Anton’s story

Most people are surprised when they find out that Fiona suffers from Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) because she looks physically fit and healthy. It is not something that she likes to broadcast or seek any attention for. I am so proud of how she copes with this condition, however, I get to see first hand how this affects her and how simple tasks can sometimes become a bit of a struggle. She just gets on with it and doesn’t let it stop her from doing anything she wants to achieve. The most traumatic part of having this illness is probably having to let me give her an injection once a week to keep her platelets at a safe level! This year I am running the half marathon in the Great Scottish Run and I decided to use this as an opportunity to raise a little bit of awareness of a condition that is not that common in the UK, but it could affect anyone at any time. If anyone would like to sponsor me, any little amount would be greatly appreciated. Any donations go directly to ITP Support Association. Thank you.


All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


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The ITP Support Association

The ITP Support Association is the sole UK registered charity supporting and representing the interests of patients, and the families of patients, with Immune Thrombocytopenia (formerly known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), and funding research into the causes and best management of ITP.

The ITP Support Association was formed in 1995 to provide information and a support network for adults, and parents of children, with ITP.


Immune Thrombocytopenia is a frightening rare bleeding disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys platelets in the blood. Unlike autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and MS it is not progressive as the risk of bleeding exists from the day the disease develops. It can arise in anyone at any age, and affects three to four thousand adults and children in the UK. Its symptoms vary from one sufferer to another but include nose bleeds, mouth blisters, heavy periods, large multi colour bruises, petechiae, fatigue and, on rare occasions, internal bleeding. Treatments, which all have their dangers and drawbacks, are not always effective in raising the platelet count, and only rarely cure the disease.

Registered Charity Number: 1064480.

Find out more about The ITP Support Association

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