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
- Soulchoons At The Prince” Charity Event Raises £2000 February 20, 2017
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
- Balloon Race update November 7, 2016
It is now over a week since the balloons were released, and we still have responses coming in: a few days ago a couple were found in Doncaster, and most recently, one has turned up in Offenburg, Germany! So thank you to everyone who has taken the time to enter their details, it is a great way ...
- Balloons found near Huddersfield, Wakefield and Dewsbury! October 31, 2016
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Great Big Fungal Spore Race and our other 25th anniversary celebrations. Even with only very light winds, we have responses coming in from people who have found balloons near Huddersfield, Wakefield and Dewsbury! If you have added a marker to the map but not filled in the form, we would really like ...
- Found a balloon? Fill in the form below to enter the prize draw October 14, 2016
How far did they get? Put a marker on the map to show us where you found your balloon. (Right click to add a marker, or enter the details below)
- GREAT BIG FUNGAL SPORE BALLOON RACE October 14, 2016
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. IF YOU HAVE FOUND A BALLOON ...