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Welcome to the Fungal Infection Trust 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.

Our fundraisers

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 friends.

Fundraisers Past & Present

  • Weʼre raising £1,000 in aid of Brain Tumours and Aspergillosis May 15, 2019

    I’m going to be doing a Skydive in August to raise money for two charities very close to my heart. The charities I am raising money for are Brain Tumour Research and Aspergillosis Trust. These charities badly needs funds to aid in the research to fight back against these potentially deadly illnesses. Thank you Yvonne ...

  • Alness Pharmacy makes FIT its charity of the year. August 14, 2019

    Alness Pharmacy provides medication for the community of  Alness, north of Inverness in Scotland. It has opted to collect donations for the Fungal Infection Trust during 2019 after becoming aware of aspergillosis, a rare and incurable infection caused by the fungus Aspergillus.  FIT offers many thanks to everyone at Alness for improving awareness of aspergillosis in ...

  • Andy, David and John cycle LEJOG May 20, 2019

    Wouldn’t it be great to cycle Lands End to John O’Groats sometime someone suggested on one of our Fietsclub Sunday outings. That’s about 1,600km (1,000 miles) with at least 17,000 metres (58,000 feet) of climbing – about twice the height of Everest! Who would be foolish enough to take that challenge on! As if it’s ...

  • In memory of Celia Cooper-Clayton May 17, 2019

    Firstly, thank you for taking the time to follow the link to this fundraising page. You will be here because you knew the love of my life, my soul mate and, most recently, my wife Celia Cooper-Clayton (nee Clayton) also a beloved daughter of Thelma Clayton and adored sister of Adrian Clayton. Like us you ...

  • Sandra Hicks Birthday fundraiser May 15, 2019

    My story Please help me raise awareness about aspergillosis, a condition that I’ve had for about 11 years. Aspergillosis is a term for a range of serious fungal infections, usually in lungs and sinuses. It’s due to the fungus Aspergillus, which is in soil and decaying plant matter. Any funds donated to Aspergillosis Trust will go ...