Empowering young people through sport and movement

Little Bleeders is a charity that supports young people with blood disorders to “move more and be more”. It was set up by professional cyclist and Haemophiliac Alex Dowsett.

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Little Bleeders Helps to Launch the 180 Haemophilia Report in Parliament

It has been an exciting week for the LB team including the 27 November when they experienced their busiest, most successful day yet! Alex Dowsett and Wil Woan made the rounds discussing the 180 Haemophilia Report on the radio and in Parliament.

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Little Bleeders: A Look Back by Wil Woan

As we've just seen mid year pass by, Little Bleeders Director Wil Woan takes a look back at what we have accomplished over the past year. It's been a year of firsts, achievements and successes for Little Bleeders and we are only getting started! Take a moment and reminisce about how far we have come.

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Little Bleeders Hosts Charity Ball

On the 2 February, Alex Dowsett and the team at Little Bleeders (LB) hosted a fundraising ball to help increase awareness of the work that we are doing. The funds raised will be used to provide support to young people with blood disorders so they can participate in the sports and activities they love and to support more consistent personalised care across the UK.

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Alex Dowsett

Alex Dowsett is a British professional road racing cyclist who despite having haemophilia, has achieved great success and continues to offer support to young people with haemophilia.

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What is haemophilia?

What is Haemophilia?

Haemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting, the severity of which depends on your type of Haemophilia. It can cause bleeding to never end due to clotting issues and joints to bruise and flare for no apparent reason, there is no cure but it is treatable.

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Does your child suffer from a blood disorder? We’d love to know your story!
We’ve helped a lot of children in many different situations.
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