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.
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
- Agnes Kay: Running Edinburgh EMF 2018 Half Marathon May 1, 2018
My story Please help raise funds to raise awareness and support these three charities in aid of me running this years EMF Half Marathon on 27th May. Fungal Infection Trust – for my dad who was diagnosed with Aspergillosis a couple of years ago – I’d like to continue to raise funds for FIT and support their research in these ...
- Our Fantastic Donors March 14, 2018
Over the last ten years, we have calculated that over 850 individual people (March 2018) have donated to the Fungal Infection Trust using our Virgin Money Giving donation facility. There have been over 1350 donations in that time. Hundreds more people have given direct to our fundraisers during the organised events. Many more have given us donations ...
- Dave MacIntyre’s £1 Appeal 2017 March 14, 2018
This appeal raised a very welcome £250 for the Fungal Infection Trust. Thank you to everyone who donated and to the MacIntyre family for running the appeal. For full details go to the appeal page at Virgin Money Giving
- Gemma Cleland – 5k challenge for Fungal Infection Trust February 13, 2018
My story My step-dad Derek Campbell, a 51-year-old non-smoker, was diagnosed last year with a rare and incurable lung condition called Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) affects 3 million people around the world, but is very often mis-diagnosed and confused with other health problems such as cancer or tuberculosis. Treatment of CPA is most often ...
- Merry Christmas and Thank You to all our Hard Working Fundraisers in 2017 December 22, 2017
Thanks to our brilliant fundraisers the Fungal Infection Trust has raised over £12000 from individual donors and events in 2017. This money forms a vital extra fund that supports our research and educational projects.