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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What Has Made You Most Proud Since Becoming Unwell?

LDUK Admin Sophie Ward posed the question ‘what has made you most proud since becoming unwell?’ to our Online Community: It’s a tough question in many ways. As our health fails we easily fall into the trap of having a mindset that leaves us feeling as though we are failing […]

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Living with Lyme: My Journey So Far by Craig Fordham

I am a full-time Survival and Bushcraft instructor from Blackwolf Survival & Bushcraft living in Kent. I’ve pretty much spent my life in the great outdoors and have been lucky enough in that time to have travelled to and worked in some pretty amazing places. Of course I’ve always been […]

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Wake Up to Lyme Campaign Success 2018

2018’s ‘Wake up to Lyme’ campaign has been taking the nation by storm during Lyme awareness month! Over 500 awareness packs have been distributed with orders for hundreds more flooding in. Thank you to Mosi-Guard Natural who teamed up with us to provide 500 packs and we will be using […]

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APPG Enquiry Begins

On 8th May 2018, the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group held their first meeting of an Enquiry into Lyme disease which they are conducting. The series of meetings will cover a range of topics and the proposed schedule is as follows but may be subject to change: Session 1- […]

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The Life of a Campaigner

LDUK admin Sophie Ward shares what she has been doing for our annual ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign to inspire people to get involved in spreading the word about the dangers of ticks. I arranged a brief meeting with my local MP,  Ben Wallace, to fill him in on where […]

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Wake Up to Lyme Campaign 2018

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! LDUK wants to prevent further people being infected with Lyme disease this Summer. Our ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign aims to raise awareness on how to prevent tick bites, how to safely remove ticks and the importance of early treatment for those people who become […]

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Wake Up to Lyme Campaign Video

May is Lyme disease awareness month. We are kicking off our second ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign to raise even more awareness this year. Our campaign consists of sharing information across our social media platforms and sending out awareness packs containing leaflets, posters and car stickers to be distributed across […]

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NICE Lyme Disease Guideline Published

The NICE Lyme disease guideline has now been published and can be accessed here. LDUK commented extensively on the draft guideline, labelling it as ‘an inadequate tool for doctors and patients, seriously undermined by lack of evidence’. Our comments can be found here. The usefulness of the guideline is therefore […]

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