Category Archives: recent events

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FIT fundraising June 2017

Individual donors have raised over £4500 for the Fungal Infection Trust in the 12 months up to June 2017. The FIT thanks everyone who has contributed this fantastic sum to their work – a summary of which including the hundreds of research papers published can be found on the Fungal Infection Trust website.


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Edinburgh Half Marathon

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Update: Agnes has raised over £600 for her charities after successfully completing her run. Many thanks Agnes!

Agnes Kay has decided to run her first marathon in aid of the Fungal Infection Trust.

Agnes writes:

I decided to take a huge leap and challenge myself, with some friends spurring me on to do a half marathon.  Well after many months of training in a few weeks time I’l be running my first Edinburgh Half Marathon!

More importantly I’ve decided to do this run and raise funds for two charities.

The first charity personal to my family is the Fungal Infection Trust who work tirelessly to raise monies for research into fungal infection such as the life threatening Aspergillosis – once in the lungs of a compromised person it can be fatal.

As most of my family and close friends know my father was diagnosed with a life threatening condition, Aspergillosis a couple of years ago.  Fortunately with the doctors and consultants expertise, travelling for regular hospital visits between Edinburgh, Borders General and the National Aspergillosis Centre, Wythenshawe Manchester, he was prescribed with the anti fungal drugs he needed to get him back to health.

Research is carried out by the Fungal Infection Trust and I can hopefully be able to raise a significant sum to help support F.I.T continue their research into fungal infections.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to these charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Any donations will be hugely appreciated, big or small – a small donation will still help!

Many thanks for your support 🙂

Agnes x

You can donate directly to Agnes fundraising by going to her Virgin Money Giving page.


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Coffee Morning raises £622 for the Fungal Infection Trust

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Jean Jones (right) and the West Midlands Aspergillosis Support Group

Jean Jones, Leader of the West Midlands Aspergillosis Support Group commented:

The grand total today was £622.00. I am tired but delighted.

Jean Jones of the the West Midlands Support Group hosted their annual Coffee Morning on Tues 7th March at Dudley Golf Course in aid of the Fungal Infection Trust. The event was well attended by other support group members, friends and family as it has been for a number of years and a total of £622.00 was raised with donations made for a bring and buy, prizes for the raffle and cakes of course !!

A good time was had by all as well as raising a fantastic amount to be denoted to the FIT charity. Many thanks to Jean and her team at Dudley Golf Course who helped put on the event.


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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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Soulchoons At The Prince” Charity Event Raises £2000

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Dr Chris Kosmidis (NAC Consultant) accepts a cheque for £2000 from Soulchoons organiser Willie Windle

A 12 hour charity music event held in Southport in August 2016 raised a huge £2000 in one night for FIT.

Many thanks from the Fungal Infection Trust, this will go towards our research project to attempt to discover more about the genetic causes of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis 


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How to Fundraise

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Do you have an idea to raise money for the fungal infection trust? Here are some simple steps to follow to help your event to reach as many people as possible.

1. Go to the fungal infection trust donate page (here) and choose a campaign. The link from there will take you to virgin money giving where you can create an event.

2. Send us an e-mail at events@fungalinfectiontrust.org with a few details – who you are, why you’re fundraising for FIT and a little bit of information about your event and how much you hope to raise.

3. We will put the details up on fit.care to raise awareness of your event.

4. Keep in touch! We’d love to hear from you about how your event went and how much you raised so that we can update the website and thank you for your support.


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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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Click here to donate on the virgin money giving page

 


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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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Click here to donate on the virgin money giving page

 


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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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Click here to donate on the virgin money giving page