European Parliamentary Debate on Lyme Disease

On Thursday 15th November 2018, Lyme disease will be debated at the European Parliament in Strasbourg between 9am-11.50am (8.00am – 10.50am GMT). You can read the agenda here You can tune in to watch the debate online here It is good that Lyme disease is getting attention from MEPs and […]

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5 Years of Patient Support – the LDUK Online Community

Over the past 5 years, the Lyme Disease UK’s Online Community has grown from two founding patients, Natasha Metcalf and Louise Dean, to a community of over 9,500 members from across the UK and further abroad. Whilst it is wonderful that so many patients and their loved ones who are […]

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RCGPs’ GP Workshop on Lyme Disease

The Royal College of GP’s Lyme disease Spotlight Project which is funded by the charity Lyme Disease Action and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation is holding a free GP workshop on November 12th 2018 in Birmingham on “Lyme Disease, PoTS, Syncope and IBD – easily missed diagnoses”. […]

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Avril Lavingne’s Song Inspired by Lyme Hits the Charts!

Singer Avril Lavigne has released a new song ‘Head Above Water’ which is the first music she has released in 5 years because she has been battling Lyme disease. The track is climbing the iTunes charts and the powerful lyrics will undoubtedly resonate with the Lyme community and beyond. Avril […]

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Sunshine 4 Lyme Campaign by Kelly Williams

Hi my name is Kelly Williams and last year I started a campaign called Spreadalittlesunshine.  I wanted to raise £60,000 for someone called Sol who lives in Argentina and suffers from chronic Lyme disease. I didn’t even know Sol, she was a friend of a friend who I was supposed […]

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Group Projects 2018

2018 has been an incredible year for LDUK. Our community has grown bigger by the day and we continue to be inspired by all the hard work and determination we see. So much has been going on, from new local support groups popping up to the fantastic efforts lobbying support […]

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Children’s Poster Competition 2018

Each year we host a Children’s Poster Competition as part of our ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign and strive to get Lyme disease education into schools using our school awareness packs. We are delighted to announce our winner and runners up and thank you to all the children who took […]

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John Caudwell’s Funding Pledge for Lyme Research

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and Chair of Caudwell LymeCo Charity, John Caudwell, has pledged over £1 million for Lyme disease research, provided that the Government also pours money into an urgently needed research fund to find out more about this misunderstood disease. He has also kickstarted an email campaign called ‘Lobby for […]

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