How you can help 

MCAS can limit many things in life, but your love gives us all vital hope for a brighter tomorrow. But we need your help - we really can't do it without you! Every penny that you raise helps us to make a difference to the MCAS community. Thank you for being there for our community; here’s how you can help. 

1. Donate

You can choose to support Mast Cell Action with a monthly or one-off donation. We appreciate anything you are able to give. You can donate directly to Mast Cell Action here.  
By choosing to give a regular monthly donation, you will be helping us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements for those affected by MCAS. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know that we can rely on your support. You can donate directly to Mast Cell Action here

2. Fundraise

Fundraising is so important as we simply cannot help those living with MCAS effectively without your incredible efforts to raise funds. Supporting Mast Cell Action through a fundraiser will not only raise vital funds which will allow us to do so much more for those affected by MCAS, but also helps to raise awareness and encourage others to get involved and spread the word. 

There are so many ways in which you can support Mast Cell Action, and have fun too, so don’t hesitate to get creative! From popular activities such as coffee mornings and physical events to challenges of a lifetime, you’ve gone above and beyond to raise funds that allow us to help people living with MCAS. For that we are eternally grateful!  

Thanks to you we have achieved so much, but there is still much work to do and we need your continued help to ensure that support and treatment becomes accessible to everyone who needs it.  
If you would like to get involved but aren’t sure what you’d like to do, don’t worry, we’re here to help and support you to reach your goal. Contact us by e-mail on to discuss ideas, options, and resources to help your fundraiser be a big success.   
Thank you for being there for our community.  
Click here for our fundraising resources. 

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3. Facebook Fundraisers 

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers encourage your Facebook friends to donate to your chosen cause to mark your big day! We are always delighted when supporters like you choose to raise funds for Mast Cell Action in honour of an occasion that’s special to them. 
The fundraisers are easy to set up, don’t take much time, can be shared with your family and friends through your profile, and more importantly your Facebook fundraiser can make all the difference to those living with MCAS.  

“On the 12th of June, I had the joy/pain of walking a marathon from Windsor to Teddington with my teaching colleagues & sister. Before I was diagnosed with MCAS in the summer of 2019, running a marathon had been on my bucket list. However, knowing that would never be possible, due to my condition, as I improved, I so hoped that I would walk one. Mission completed. In addition to raising money for the charity, our school supports one of the Mast Cell Action administrators suggested I use it as an opportunity to support Mast Cell Action. The charity has been my rock since I was diagnosed with MCAS. I am so glad I did. With the right medical support team & friends dreams do come true!” Nancy Vickers.

Scott Fisher - 27 Marathons 

Mast Cell Action Supporter Scott Fisher undertook an incredible feat of running 27 marathons in 27 days!  

Scott's Wife, Megan, lives with many debilitating symptoms caused by MCAS and Scott feels passionate about raising funds for Mast Cell Action to help support those living with MCAS. 

The idea. 'Marathons for MAST Cell originally started when I was making up my wife’s medication for the week. As I put 175 tablets into boxes for a week, I thought. This isn’t good enough; someone needs to do something to help people who are going through this. I started researching challenges and the first one I stumbled across was Eddie Izzards 27 marathons for sports relief. “27 marathons; 27 tablets; we might have something here” I thought.'  Read more about Scott’s fundraiser here. 


"It is honestly amazing what Scott is doing (on top of a taxing job both mentally and physically) I'm so proud of him. I could never have hoped for someone so supportive and willing to push themselves to the brink to raise awareness of such a little understood condition! I couldn't thank or love him any more for what he is doing for me, the MCAS Community, and Mast Cell Action". Megan Fisher.

Victoria Maley (Charlottes' Army)  - Kiltwalks 

We are delighted that Charlotte’s army has been supporting the MCAS community by completing the Kiltwalk for so many years.

Charlotte’s army is a passionate group who have embarked on a remarkable journey to make a difference. For years, they have tirelessly completed multiple Kiltwalk fundraisers, all with the goal of raising funds for people with MCAS and raising awareness. Inspired by Charlotte, who battles Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, they have transformed their passion into action. With unwavering determination, they have not only managed to raise substantial funds but also instilled a sense of hope in others facing similar challenges. Their story serves as a testament to the power of family, solidarity, and the extraordinary impact that collective efforts can have on changing lives. Read more here. 

“We want to help the MCAS community in so many ways; providing support for people affected by mast cell activation and their families, bringing the MCAS community together, working with the medical community to help ensure patients with MCAS receive the best care possible, promoting increased research into conditions related to mast cell activation, lobbying for universal awareness, diagnosis and treatment of MCAS and educating the wider community, helping to reduce stigma and improve lives for those living with MCAS”.

Rachel did a sponsored Tai Chi practice

Read more about Rachels' story here.

Jennifer hiked the Green Chain Walk.

Read about her story here.

Chris, one of our Trustees, on a charity walk

Chris, one of our founding Trustees has completed several walks of varying themes - including one with 28 different dogs in 28 different days!

A group of walkers tackle 5k for Mast Cell Action

Joy, our Head of Communications organised a sponsored walk in her local village - attended by all sorts of interesting legs including some inflatable animals!

Founding Trustee Gawain and family joining our annual event

Gawain and family walked the length of the Thames to raise funds and awareness for MCA.

Lily did 5000 bounces on her trampoline!!

Lily, aged 11, did 5000 bounces on her trampoline during lockdown. Well done Lily!

Anna and Alfie made 500 cards

Anna and Alfie made 500 cards and sent them to care home residents during lockdown. What a fabulous way to put smiles on 500 faces and support Mast Cell Action at the same time! Thank you both for your support!

The Masons organised a sponsored cycle

The Masons organised a sponsored cycle at their local Co-Op supermarket, collecting £250 of donations from shoppers! Brilliant idea, thank you!

Jackie completed a sky dive!

Jackie completed a tandem sky dive to raise money for Mast Cell Action. Jackie raised a phenomenal £1500. Read about Jackies' adventure here.

Anna offered three therapy sessions!

Anna offered three therapy sessions in support of Mast Cell Action! Read more about Anna's fundraising story here.

Piper and Rolo

Piper, and Rolo ran for one hour to raise funds for Mast Cell Action

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Mast Cell Action relies entirely on the generosity of people like you. Please make a donation now and together we can make a difference to those affected by MCAS.

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