James is fundraising

Ironman Oceanside 70.3 Triathlon for The ITP Support Association

£105.00 + £21.25 Gift Aid = £126.25
Donated to James’s £500.00 Goal
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James’s story

On the 4th April I am taking part in the Ironman® 70.3 Triathlon in Oceanside California. This is a 1.2 mile (1.9km) ocean swim, followed by a 56 mile (90.1km) cycle mainly through the United States Marine Corp base at Camp Pendleton, rounded off with a 13.1 mile (21km) run along the side of the ocean.


I am doing this to raise money for the ITP Support Association as my youngest son has a rare blood disorder called Immune Thrombocytopenia which is a condition causing the body to destroy its own blood platelets which leads to the inability or restricted ability for the blood to clot. This means that any bleed can be serious and potentially life threatening.


The ITP Support Association are the UKs only charity working with patients and professionals on this condition. For more information on the charity and the work they do please follow the links below.


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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