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

  • 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)


    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 ...

  • Dave Mac Pound October 6, 2016

    David and Julie are raising money for the fungal infection trust in memory of Dave Macintyre.   They have so far raised £104 this year, and £597 in total over the last 4 years!     ———————————————————————————– Click here to donate on the virgin money giving page  

  • Facebook Group August 1, 2016

    We also have a small community of people working to generate new fundraising ideas and to help raise awareness of serious fungal infections. If you are interested in joining the facebook group, go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FASFI/