We will keep a list of tribute to individuals (below) who have had a donation made in their memory. If you wish to do this for your loved one, send us a few lines of text about the person in memorium to us here and donate using our online donation facility


Steph Smith

John Masson wrote: “Saturday 19th August 2017 would have been Steph’s 30th Birthday had her life not been cut short by an aggressive fungal infection age 21. Steph was about to complete her Primary Teaching course in Aberdeen and return to Nairn, her hometown, as a Teacher with all the promise in the world.”

Steph’s family and friends have raised several tens of thousands of pounds in her memory over the last ten years in aid of the Fungal Infection Trust, all of which has contributed to our research into the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of aspergillosis and fungal asthma as well as our work supporting patients and carers. Read more about the Steph Smith Appeal here.



Roger Ryder passed away from aspergillosis on 15th August 2017

Roger’s wife Ruth commented:

In memory of Roger we would like to support The Fungal Infection Trust.  This is a little known charity which works tirelessly to raise monies for research into fungal infection, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of fungal illnesses and to increase the awareness of their impact. FIT also set up and supports the Aspergillus website, a resource which provides educational information and support for patients, doctors and scientists who deal with Aspergillus infections.  We found this website to be especially informative and supportive following Roger’s diagnosis and in the months prior to his death.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for any donation that you may wish to make in Roger’s memory – hopefully something good can now come out of his untimely death. Donation page



Jackie Cormie 22/10/1953 – 20/05/2015

From Jackie’s daughter Kirsty “I will be competing in my first ever triathlon in July 2017. I know my mum will be looking down on me thinking I am mad, but I know she will be with me the whole way.” Donation page