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Fran Pearson

Fran Pearson's fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]I'm fundraising for the Fungal Infection Trust because, unsexy topic though it is, I've been living for the last few years with a condition I had never ever heard of, and I doubt you have either - aspergillosis. Aspergillus is a fungus that's everywhere but can opportunistically cause allergy or infection to people with some kinds of vulnerability. Mine appears to be genetic, and managing my condition takes about 90 minutes each day, with nebulised medicines and very precise chest drainage physio. Running is my salvation - I loved it anyway but now i do it to keep as well as I can. I'm also very lucky to be well enough to have a good baseline, lots of friends from my Aspergillosis community are less fortunate. I'm also helped by 2 amazing NHS hospitals - Royal Brompton where I am a patient and where i recently spent 11 days having intravenous antibiotics  - an occasional hazard of my condition, made all the more hazardous by proximity to the clothes shops of the King's Road Chelsea. And the Wythenshawe in Manchester which is the national centre of excellence for this condition and where a lot of patient support initiatives are run, which people with aspergillosis anywhere in the world can tap into. So - my life has changed beyond recognition, and some of my future aspirations are a bit in doubt due to this condition, but I'm still here  - and thanks to my ultra boost of antibiotics recently, I'm hoping to run 10k. Please donate, as fungal infection is on the rise worldwide - perhaps due to climate change (disclaimer - I'm not 100% sure on that), and it is a scary thing to deal with. [/p][p][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

08 Oct 2017

Charity

The Fungal InfectionTrust

The Fungal InfectionTrust

Supporters

23-Oct-2017

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2017

Tiggy

Well done

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2017

Jill

Good Luck and Well Done. x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

08-Oct-2017

Marie

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

08-Oct-2017

Esther

I'll be on the streets cheering all of you on!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

07-Oct-2017

Fiona C

Thinking of you xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

07-Oct-2017

Ric

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid