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Welcome to the Fungal Infection Trust (FIT) fundraising page.
The FIT is trying to raise £130,000 to fund a programme of research to understand the genetics of fungal illnesses. We have evidence that indicates genetics is involved, but we need to take this research into the next stage – if we understand what role genetics plays in getting this disease – we hope to achieve better outcomes and improve the quality of life for thousands of people. On this website, you will find the details for past and upcoming fundraising campaigns – including details of how to contribute. If you would like to get involved in fundraising for FIT, please see our contact page for how to do this.

Upcoming events

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GREAT BIG FUNGAL SPORE BALLOON RACE

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The Fungal Infection Trust is celebrating its 25th year, and to celebrate, we are hosting an event on Saturday 29th October called ‘Fungi: Friend or Foe’. 

The event will include a public engagement lecture, a stand at the Manchester Museum on Oxford Road, and the Great Big Fungal Spore Balloon Race.

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IF YOU HAVE FOUND A BALLOON CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE PRIZE DRAW!

 


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Dave Mac Pound

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David and Julie are raising money for the fungal infection trust in memory of Dave Macintyre.

 

They have so far raised £104 this year, and 597 in total over the last 4 years!

 

 

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Recent Events

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Team Jandy

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On the 6th August 2016 Jillian Geary and Andrew Hakes will be completing Adrenaline Rush at  Heaton Park, Manchester. Together!

Jillian and Andrew say the following: It’s a 10k run with lots of fun challenges and obstacles! We would be very grateful if you could sponsor us for our designated charities… Macmillan Cancer Support and the Fungal Infection Trust (in memory of Paula Geary).

These charities have touched our lives personally and this is our way of paying them back, showing our support for their excellent work and being thankful for what we have!

Thank you!

Jillian and Andy

PS. Cue the mud trenches!

Congratulations team Jandy! Jillian and Andy have completed Adrenaline rush and have donated a total £1235 to FIT!

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Tough Mudder

Laura Dawson and her husband are competing in a Tough Mudder event on the 7th of August in memory of her sister Gemma Pritchard.

Tough mudder is a mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.

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The team Ryan, Laura, Jim, Jon, Andrew and Sam have completed Tough Mudder and so far raised an amazing £1255! 

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Soulchoons @ The Prince

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charity music event A 12 hour charity music event is being held at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord Street, Southport on Sunday 28th  of August. With 3 rooms and 22 DJs, it promises to be a fantastic event. All profits will go to Sarcoidosis and  Aspergillosis research charities.

This event has so far raised over £2000!


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In memory of John Clark

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Huge thank you to Janet Clark for helping to raise £3000 in memory of her husband John Clark.

Janet says ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so proud of everyone who took part in raising money in memory of my gorgeous husband John Clark for the charity F.I.T who research Aspergillosis. Between us all on the sale of tickets, raffle tickets tombola, ribbons, name the bear and donations we have made £2800, my lovely Mum has topped it up to £3000!’

UPDATE: The amount raised has now reached £4610, with a generous donation of £1400 from Santander Bank, who helped organise the event, and £210 raised by Janet’s son Thomas for competing in a half marathon.

Another event is being planned for later in the year – details will be added soon.


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Jenny Long

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Please support Jenny Long who is running the London Marathon for FIT! 

This year for the first time, FIT will have a sponsored runner in the London Marathon on April 26th. Jenny Long, who is training to be an ENT surgeon, in between her clinics at Northwick Park Hospital, is hard at work training to set a personal best in the Marathon and to raise funds for FIT.

Jenny has bravely agreed to wear a giant mushroom as a hat – to represent the source of fungi – so she should be easy to find on the day.

Well done Jenny completed the London marathon in 3h: 59m: 40s  see more here


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Run4fun(gus)

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Run4fun(gus) A group of FIT supporters successfully ran the London Spring 10k on 9th May in memory of Ann Barnes who died from aspergillosis in December 2014.

Congratulations and thanks Wendy and the team, your work has raised over £1600 for FIT.

Some were seasoned runners while others had rarely run for a bus before this event so it has been a longer journey to get ready for this run for some! Please help support Wendy, Liz, Denis, Jo, Daniel, Neil, Jake and Ronan on Saturday by donating here.

Members of the Run4fun(gus) fundraising group are also selling items on ebay in aid of the Fungal Infection Trust – see http://charity.ebay.co.uk/


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Darren McNeil

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darrenDarren McNeil has completed his long cycle ride and has raised £1300 so far: 29th August: Paris to Nice Cycling Event

 


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Stewart Armstrong

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Stewart Armstrong has initiated 'Push-ups for Aspergillosis Research' to raise funds. He has produced this compelling video that explains the reasons for his appeal and what to do to support it

Donate to Stewart's Appeal at www.virginmoneygiving.com/StewartArmstrong


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The Fungal Infection Trust benefits from the support of personal donations from patients, carers and dedicated friends of people who have suffered from serious fungal illness. We would like to thank those supporters and please visit this link to see our "friends".