We are thrilled to announce that Lyme Disease UK has been nominated for multiple Wego Health Activist Awards!
Here is a quote from a nominator:
In a world of chronically sick people, they have started and developed an online support group for Lyme disease, one of the most misunderstood illnesses in the UK, despite both being chronically ill themselves. They have created a safe place where suffers can talk about anything they want to connected with this illness and also created a great resource of knowledge and information that patients can read and learn more about the illness and the help available. They have also managed by sheer hard work and determination to engage with Public Health England to such an extent that the group’s presence was noted at the recent Conference on Lyme Disease in London and a series of questions were submitted from patients to PHE which Lady Mar no less requested that PHE answer in writing. They are both brave, inspiring people for whom support, compassion, education and advocacy are second nature despite their ongoing battles with their own health.
We founded the group in March 2013 and it’s taken off in a way we never thought possible, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed running it and want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our group members and contributors for making it what it is.
We hope to get Lyme and associated diseases better recognised by the general public as well as health authorities and organisations in the UK, and the Health Activist Awards are a great way of getting Lyme into the spotlight!
Thank you again to everyone who has nominated us and said so many lovely things about us and the work we do. If you’d like to ‘endorse’ a nomination you can do so by clicking on our Wego Health Award page.
Louise and Natasha