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
- John Masson Fundraiser in Memory of Steph Smith Raises £850 October 1, 2017
John Masson held a cycling personal challenge in August 2017 and raised £850 for the Fungal Infection Trust in memory of his niece Steph Smith who passed away suddenly from a form of aspergillosis. Steph would have been 30 on the day of the challenge (August 19th) and is clearly still much missed by family ...
- Z to Z Cycle Team raise £1300 for the Fungal Infection Trust October 1, 2017
15 cyclists, led by Darren McNeil travelled through 5 countries in 5 days. The “Z to Z” Tour departed from Zurich in Switzerland on September 9th and ended in Zeebrugge in Belgium via Germany, France, and Luxembourg – a distance of 650 miles. As part of this challenge, the team raised a highly welcome £1300 for The ...
- £1400 raised in Memory of Jackie Cormie October 1, 2017
Jackie Cormi’s daughter Kirstie ran/cycled & swam her first triathlon in July 2017 in memory of her mother, successfully raising a brilliant £1400 for the Fungal Infection Trust. Jackie Passed away in May 2015. That money will now be used to put towards one of our research causes.
- “Z to Z” 5 COUNTRIES IN 5 DAYS July 10, 2017
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 ...
- Triathlon in Memory of Jackie Cormie July 4, 2017
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 ...