Group Projects 2017

2017 is shaping up to be another busy year for LDUK. This is what we’ve been up to;

    • On 8th February, representatives from LDUK and other Lyme disease groups and organisations attended a meeting in Westminster, arranged by Teresa Pearce MP and her consitituent Deb Collins. MPs and members of the House of Lords were able to meet with doctors, researchers and patients with the aim of forming an All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) which was achieved in March. Thanks go to Simon Hoare MP and Michelle Donelan MP for co-chairing this group.
    • wake up to lyme campaign lyme disease ukLDUK launched its first big awareness campaign, ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ which was a huge success! Awareness packs containing leaflets, posters and other educational materials were distributed across the nation and put up in pharmacies, GP surgeries, supermarkets, post offices, vet clinics, libraries and schools. The campaign was a big hit across social media as well with our campaign Facebook posts being viewed over 220,000 times.
    • A Scottish Lyme disease rally was held on 24th May to raise awareness of Lyme disease in Scotland as part of the global awareness campaign and protests, supported by LDUK. LDUK awareness materials were displayed and distributed.
    • Alexander Burnett MSP sponsored and invited LDUK to hold an awareness event in Scottish Parliament following his motion ‘Lyme disease: a need to do more’ which was debated on the same day as the event. The drop-in awareness event was attended by approximately 100 people which included many Scottish MSPs, members of the Lyme Disease UK team, doctors with experience of treating Lyme, representatives from outdoor and recreational organisations as well as patients and carers.
  • LDUK launched downloadable awareness presentations for schools, children and any special interest groups as well as an educational webinar