London Marathon 2015 – Jenny Long

London Marathon 2015 - Jenny Long

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“Z to Z” 5 COUNTRIES IN 5 DAYS

Darren McNeil is to take on another challenge in aid of the Fungal Infection Trust. In September 2017 he will cycle from Zurich to Zeebrugge across 5 countries in 5 days: Darren comments:

In September I will be embarking on another cycling challenge following on from my Blackpool – Paris, Paris – Nice trips in 2013 and 2015.

This time the 15 cyclists and “our man in ‘avana” will traverse through 5 countries in 5 days.

Our “Z to Z” Tour Departs from Zurich in Switzerland on September 9th and ends in Zeebrugge in Belgium via Germany, France and Luxembourg – a distance of 650 miles.

The trip is a personal experience that I pay for myself but as on previous tours I have set myself the challenge of raising some money for The Fungal Infection Trust  – the charity which funds research into Aspergillosis which is what my wife Lisa suffers from.

With the advent of Brexit the former EU funding that a lot of the research and treatment depended on has been stopped and so any money raised is wholeheartedly appreciated by the trust and by us personally.

Thanks for visiting my page and if you can donate any amount thank you very much.

Darren.

Please support Darren on his amazing 650mile trip by sponsoring him using his Virgin Money Giving page

Good luck Darren!


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Triathlon in Memory of Jackie Cormie

Jackie Cormie very sadly passed away in May 2017 and in her memory her daughter Kirsty is to raise money for the Fungal Infection Trust by competing in her first triathlon in July 2017.  Triathlon is an arduous event involving a 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run so it will require enormous determination for Kirsty to complete this challenge. Support her and Jackie’s memory by donating using the link below.

Kirsty’s words follow:

Jackie Cormie 22/10/1953 – 20/05/2015

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

Aspergillus is a terrible, debillitating lung infection to which my beloved mum tragically lost her life in May 2015.

My mum is greatly missed by many every day, and in her memory I would like to raise some money for The Fungal Infection Trust to support research into new treatments for this condition.  My mum was the kindest person and loved all animals so I would also like donate to the Tree of Life for Animals project in India which provides treatment, love and compassion to the thousands of owner less animals that reside on India’s streets.

I will be competing in my first ever triathlon in July 2017.

I know my mum will be looking down on me thinking I am mad, but I know she will be with me the whole way.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated xxxxx

Visit Kirstie Fawbert’s fundraising page here


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FIT Fundraising over the last 12 months

Taken from end of February 2017. The Fungal Infection Trust offers sincere thanks to every one of our supporters over the last 12 months. Without your work we could not achieve anything.


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The Finish Line

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Congratulations to Jenny who completed the London Marathon in under 4h – crossing the finish line in 3h 59 m 40 s  – which is a brilliant time.

We would like to thank all of the supporters of Jenny Long, who so generously donated to our project on fungal lung infections. The money will be used to start a programme of research to understand any genetic links between tyrosine kinases in airways cells and aspergillus infections- why do some people get ABPA and not others

Here are some photos from the 26.2 mile trip! View Jenny's marathon stats here.

finish line

 

 

jenny at start            jenny on route        


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Latest news

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Really nice run this weekend (especially in the sunshine) but I'm starting to feel the nerves now! Just under two weeks to go until the big day. 

This means I'm tapering down the distances and trying to prevent any injuries! Thank you so much for all of the generous donations.

If you want to see how the mushroom hat was made – or make one yourself-  its now on YouTube here.


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Only 18 days to go !

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I thought I would share this video that was taken in my local park – I have this amazing hat designed along the theme of a giant mushroom/toadstool. So I went for a jog in my local park to try it out ! I certainly got lots of attention – I am hoping I will get lots of attention and publicity on the day too. We need to tell people about LIFE threatening fungal infections – how they spread from the lungs – and how the FIT wants to raise enough money for this genetic study – to research why some people may be more susceptible than others.

Take a look at the video of my hat; if you feel like making your own-  the hat designer has made a "How to " video as well!


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Training blog

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Managed to survive my longest run to date… 20 miles… last weekend! I felt surprisingly ache-free afterwards! Less than four weeks to go now and it's all seeming very real. 

I made heads turn in my local park – when I turned up wearing … this amazing hat! To draw attention to our fund raising campaign for the Fungal Infection Trust – I will be running in this superb "mushroom" hat!! What do you think?

FIT 3.1

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