Recently LDUK were invited to attend The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Central England Regional Conference at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham. Jackie Bull, who is a Regional Director at DoE, was very keen for LDUK to be present at the event. Jackie explained to us:
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recognises the importance of raising awareness of Lyme disease and the valuable work done by Lyme Disease UK. Our expedition training resources for leaders and participants contain information and videos about Lyme disease and safe tick removal, and these are regularly promoted through our communication channels.”
LDUK’s Press Manager, Julia Knight, along with her husband John, enjoyed a very pleasant day at the conference chatting to delegates, many of whom are actively involved in arranging expeditions and training days for young people hoping to gain various different awards.
The LDUK table was crammed full of awareness leaflets, cards, tick removal tools and sample repellent and such was the level of interest, the table had to be restocked three times!
This day way an excellent example of getting the crucial message of tick bite prevention and Lyme disease awareness out to a large number of people who, in return, will pass on the message to the young people they work with. A very worthwhile day indeed and thanks again to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for inviting us and to Julia and John for representing the charity!