Samantha Ash with Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson Speaks Out

Matt Dawson with LDUK Spokesperson, Samantha Ash On 21st August, rugby star Matt Dawson spoke out about his Lyme Disease diagnosis and subsequent heart surgeries. Dawson sustained a tick bite while out in a London park with his family. Talking initially to Radio Five Live he described his symptoms, the […]

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Kestrels FC supporting LDUK

Maidstone Kestrels U11 Fun Day!

On 26th August 2017, over 800 people turned up for the football team’s fun day in beautiful sunny weather. Half of the proceeds from the day went to LDUK. Ann from LDUK and Adam Wearing the LDUK logo, Adam Keil, the organiser said, ‘We are just glad and proud to […]

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Hannah Grech with her artwork

Children’s Poster Competition

LDUK hosted a children’s Lyme disease awareness poster competition as part of our school awareness pack campaign. We are delighted to announce the winner and the runners up! WINNER:  Hannah Grech, 10 years old St. Mellion C of E School Saltash RUNNERS UP: Laura Miles 9 years old St. Mellion C […]

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Summer 2017 Fundraisers

A couple of fantastic fundraisers for Lyme Disease UK have taken place recently. A massive thanks go to everyone involved! Literary Events The author of the novel ‘Finding Joy,’ Morven-May MacCallum has been raising some money for us at various literary events.  ‘Finding Joy’, is inspired by her own experience of […]

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Government Reviews Input

LDUK Participation in the Government Lyme Disease Reviews (This report has been produced in agreement with the researchers) In May 2016 it was announced by then Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, that the Government would be ordering a major review into Lyme disease. This followed meetings between John Caudwell, Veronica […]

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London Lyme Disease Protest 2017

On Tuesday 18th July 2017,  Lyme disease patients and loved ones gathered in Parliament Square in London to protest against the lack of care available in the UK for Lyme disease patients. Protesters handed out leaflets to the public to raise awareness and highlighted gaps in diagnosis, testing and treatment […]

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LDUK Awareness Webinar

LDUK is delighted to present our educational Webinar to raise awareness of Lyme disease and share some helpful tips. We hope it will be a valuable resource to any individuals or organisations wishing to learn more about the illness and the preventative steps which can be taken. A resource pack […]

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Lord Astor of Hever Speaks Out

On 29th June 2017, Lord Astor of Hever, whose daughter suffers from the illness, gave a stellar speech on Lyme disease in the Queen’s Speech debate in Parliament. “My Lords, I want to speak briefly on the specific health issue of Lyme disease, which is a rapidly increasing health risk […]

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Scottish Parliamentary Awareness Event

Lyme Disease UK was invited to organise an awareness event which was held at the Scottish Parliament on 14th June 2017. Alexander Burnett MSP kindly sponsored this event & lodged a motion, “Lyme disease, a need to do more” which achieved cross party support and was debated in Parliament just […]

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Scottish Lyme Disease Rally May 2017

Lorraine Murray shares her account of the day with LDUK: “Scottish Lyme disease sufferers held their very first awareness Rally in Edinburgh on 24th May 2017 this year. All in attendance were ordinary people that this disease has sadly affected. Many brought along family members to show their support and […]

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