Fund Raising and Donations

How can you help with fundraising?

The Aspergillosis Patient Support and Aspergillus Websites' rely on charitable donations to our parent charity the Fungal Infection Trust )formerly known as the Fungal Research Trust). We also receive small donations from Shering-Plough, Pizer, Gilead, Merck and Astellas.

The Aspergillus Website and the Patients' website aim to provide information and education for patients, doctors and scientists in their quest for understanding and treating aspergillus infections. The website also provides two online support groups for patients to interact and gain information. 
A monthly newsletter and twice weekly blogs - targeting the latest published information relating to aspergillus and the illnesses it causes, are available to you by email and online. 
But we need your help - we need funding to maintain this level of information and support and to continually improve our services. Can you help to organise a fundraising event - or do you have a suggestion to help raise funds? The sites are run by only two staff members - hence we need the people who benefit from this resource to each give a little time to help fund raise for us.
If you can do this, any funds raised, can be paid directly into our new Virgin Money Giving account dedicated to our fundraising which can be used for all donations and give us tax free status. Virgin Money Givingalso has ideas for fundraising events and helpful suggestions for fundraisers.

We also operate as part of an active research group participating in Aspergillus research and a National Aspergillosis Centre. The Fungal Research Trust funds and supports research into fungal diseases around the world. Over 98% of all income to the FIT is spent on research into fungal diseases and support for people suffering from fungal diseases. Administration spending is kept to an absolute minimum. So please help to support Aspergillus Research.

  • £25 keeps the patient support groups running for a day
  • £50 will keep the Aspergillosis for Patients website running for a day
  • £100 will pay for a Research Assistant for a day
  • £125 will pay for a Postdoctoral Researcher or Clinical Research Nurse for a day
  • £200 will keep the Aspergillus Website running for a day
  • £1000 keeps the University of Manchester Research Team running for one day
  • £14 000 keeps the National Aspergillosis Centre running for one day

These amounts are a guide, any donation of any amount would be gratefully received.

Fundraise right now:

We are selling handmade greetings cards (Christmas & birthday) which are made for us by a patient volunteer. 75% of the price you pay goes to the FIT.


How to donate

Virgin Money Giving


UK taxpayers should use Virgin Money Giving as their first choice as this increases your donation by 25% as we can reclaim the tax paid on your donation.

It also cuts down our administrative costs as all of our donors are recorded in one place.

Likewise you can donate and include Gift Aid (UK only) via aText Donation on your mobile phone. Text ASPE14 £5 to 70070. Substitute £5 with £2, £4 or £10 as you prefer. 


Further information

The Fungal Infection Trust is a not-for-profit charity based in the UK

The Trust's objectives are the following:

  • To advance education particularly amongst physicians and scientists about mycology, fungal diseases, fungal toxicology and microbial disease in general.
  • To promote and publish research in all aspects of mycology, fungal diseases, fungal toxicology and microbial disease (of all living things).
  • Generally to support basic research into fungi and fungal disease, train scientists into mycology and related disciplines.

Fungal Infection Trust account details at the UK charity commission website

Fungal Infection Trust website

Funagl Infection Trust achievements

The Fungal Infection Trust,
PO Box 482,
Cheshire SK10 9AR 
Charity Commission number 1147658


Leaving money to the Fungal Infection Trust in your will is a great way of ensuring you remember our work. People often use these donations in the UK to ensure that their estate (including property, savings, investments) falls below the limit for Inheritance Tax (charged at 40% over £325 000 estate value). The result is that the Fungal Research Trust would get your money rather than the Inland Revenue.

These arrangements are best made by a solicitor who specialises in this field. Locate one here (UK only) or here (USA).

Many charities have very full details on what to do. One of the best is Cancer Research UK.

If you use CRUK you will just have to change their details to that of the FRT, the rest of the information applies just as well to the FRT as it does to CRUK.

Many thanks to the following for their donations:


Ann Stevenson Mrs Janet Gibbs Ms Mary Cammack (monthly) Mrs June Henriksen (monthly) Mrs Susan Hurlburt (monthly) Mrs Eleanor Cates Mrs Edna Jean Jones Ms Lynne Barnes Mr Peter Allen Mr Hans Maartensson Ms Pauline Holland Michael Anatole Mrs Amy Corneau Ms Angela Peiper (monthly) Mr James Heery (monthly) Mr R W CLEGG Mrs Ann Eardley Mrs Linda Thorpe Kate Montali (monthly) Gillian Fairweather Patricia M Reece Mr Frank Hansen Mr Mark Priestley Miss Louise Dean Mr Gregory Hope Mr Lewis Fraser Mr Chris Young-Smith Mr Dean Bagnall, Gems little Gems, Steph Smith Appeal


2009 Total - £1778.75
2010 Total - £14000 
2011 Total -