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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

  • “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 ...

  • FIT fundraising June 2017 June 6, 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.

  • Edinburgh Half Marathon May 10, 2017

    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 ...

  • Soulchoons Rides Again! March 17, 2017

    After raising £2000 last year (2016) Willie Windle and Rod & the Soulchoons team at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport, Merseyside, UK have again chosen the Fungal Infection Trust to be the beneficiary of their event on August Bank Holiday Sunday 2017. The Fungal Infection Trust offers their thanks for Willie’s team’s continuing ...