Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies.

How to turn on cookies.
Linda Desmond

Linda Desmond

In memory of Celia Cooper-Clayton


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Firstly, thank you for taking the time to follow the link to this fundraising page. You will be here because you knew the love of my life, my soul mate and, most recently, my wife Celia Cooper-Clayton (nee Clayton) also a beloved daughter of Thelma Clayton and adored sister of Adrian Clayton. Like us you are probably still coming to terms with the shocking news of her passing and trying to understand why. The exact cause of death is still the subject of a post-mortem and ongoing Coroner’s investigation but the most likely culprit, and the condition for which she was being treated, is a little know fungal disease called [b]Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis[/b], one of a number of fungal infections that are becoming worryingly more common today. [/p][p]Celia sadly passed away on 20thApril 2019 at the age of just 54 after what, in hindsight, seems like a rapid deterioration following an initial diagnosis in January. For Celia the anti-fungal drugs she was prescribed were sadly ineffective and every day that passed was a day which allowed the infection to cause ever more irreparable damage. I have since read that more than 50% of people with Invasive Aspergillosis die even with treatment. This is why it is so important to raise awareness and to support much needed research into new treatments. [/p][p]In Celia’s memory we would like to support The Fungal Infection Trust (FIT). 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. In particular it supports clinical research projects at the National Aspergillosis Centre in the Manchester, UK.[/p][p]Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for any donation that you might consider making in Celia’s memory no matter how small. She was an amazing woman who touched so many lives in her short life. I truly hope that some good can now come out of her untimely death. [/p]

Other ways to support Linda's fundraising effort

Turn your unwanted stuff into donations

Donate your stuff

See how it works

together withziffit.com logo

Earn free donations when you shop

Shop with heart

See how it works

together withkindred logo


Personal Challenge Date

28 May 2019


Jul 30, 2019


So many happy school memories of "Cigbig" - requiescat in pace.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2019


Sorry this is late.


Jun 30, 2019

Carole Fielding


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

Ali and Michael

We have such happy memories of those months in 1988 when you lived with us up in Yorkshire. God Bless and rest in Peace.


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2019

Linda of behalf of Martine

Donated on behalf of Martine Hamilton-Knight at Line & Light


Jun 19, 2019

Jacqui Szlachetko nee Heath

To my ever adventurous school friend Celia - you have inspired me in so many ways my whole life and I will always miss you.


plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Jay Degnan

You’re both in my thoughts.


Jun 16, 2019

The Shakerleys

Rest in peace Celia. With lots of love and fond memories Anne, Carrie, Nicky & Sam xxxx


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2019

Dawn Travalini

In loving memory of Celia.


Jun 12, 2019

The Beeston Network

Collected by the Beeston Network Group in memory of our good friend Celia and hoping that some good will be done in Celia's name.


Back to Top