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In memory of Roger Ryder

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[span=font-size: 11pt;][p]Roger sadly passed away on 15[sup]th[/sup] August 2017.  Amongst other health issues he had been suffering from Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) which is a devastating long-term fungal infection of the lungs caused by the fungus [i]Aspergillus fumigatus[/i], a type of fungus (a spore-forming mould) commonly found on plants, soil, rotting vegetable matter (Rog loved his gardening!), household dust, building materials, and food items. Everyone breathes in at least several hundred of these spores every day, but they don't usually cause illness in people with healthy immune systems – unfortunately Rog already had a compromised immune system and also lung cavities created earlier in his life from an illness similar to TB which provided warm homes in which aspergilloma (fungal balls) were able to grow.  CPA is a horrid disease – for Rog it caused a persistent cough, occasional bleeding in the lungs, weight loss and constant breathlessness and fatigue.  In recent months Rog had been fortunate enough to have been under the care of the National Aspergillosis Centre, at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, who had prescribed expensive anti-fungal drugs which were helping to control the fungal infection.  CPA is a relatively rare disease, it is estimated that around only 450 to 700 people in England have CPA [/p][p]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.[/p][p]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. [/p][p][i] [/i][/p][p][i] [/i][/p][/span]

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The Fungal InfectionTrust

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12-Nov-2017

Anonymous

In memory of Roger

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

28-Oct-2017

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

27-Oct-2017

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

21-Oct-2017

Matt

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

03-Oct-2017

Judith Cook

In memory of Roger who was lost far too soon by his loving family. He would be incredibly proud of Ruth, Lucy and Matt in pulling together to cope and raise funds in his name.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

26-Sep-2017

Mum

In memory of a much loved son xxx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

24-Sep-2017

Carol

In memory of Roger

£125.00 plus £31.25 Gift Aid

21-Sep-2017

Dot Henshaw

My thoughts are with all the family.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

20-Sep-2017

Anonymous

We shall wear our FIT ribbons with pride to raise awareness of aspergillosis and in memory of Roger, no longer suffering and now at peace xx

£440.00 plus £110.00 Gift Aid

19-Sep-2017

Sally Leroy Safia and Torin

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid