LDUK’s WOW Challenge – Walk Or Wheel! 

Get involved with our WOW Challenge this summer by walking 20km or wheeling 100km!

Take part from July to September and help raise funds for LDUK. Donations are crucial to the work we do raising awareness of Lyme disease and supporting our patient community. If you or someone you know has been affected by Lyme disease, please support us by taking part this summer.

Get your wheels spinning this summer, whether you use a wheelchair, bike, skates or scooter, you can get involved and aim for wheeling 100km! Or take things a little slower and simply walk your way to 20km.

You can complete the challenge all in one go, spread it out over days or weeks, or give yourself the entire three months to meet your goal. As long as you complete the total distance between July and September, you’re free to choose how you do it! If you would like to cover a longer distance, that’s absolutely fine too! We want the challenge to be suitable to all abilities.

Participate by yourself or team up with friends, family and colleagues for moral support.

Want to order an LDUK T-Shirt to wear during your fundraising challenge? These cost £12 and you can visit our ordering page for full details, or wait till you’ve raised £100 and be eligible for a free one! More on this below..

Sign up to the WOW Challenge Today!

It’s FREE to sign up to the WOW Challenge and easy as pie! Just visit our Virgin Money Giving Page and select the ‘Start Fundraising’ button. 

There’s no minimum sponsorship. We suggest a target of £100, but all we ask is that you raise as much as you can for us. Every penny makes a difference to the work we do!

Rewards

As if doing something amazing for charity and improving your physical and mental health wasn’t enough, we have the following rewards you can earn as you tick off your fundraising milestones:

  • Raise £50 to be eligible for one of our beautiful heart-shaped lapel pins
  • Raise £100 to be eligible for one of our stylish LDUK T-shirts
    Our T-shirts are 100% cotton and available in the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Resources

Still not sure if you’re WOWed? Read our FAQs below. You may also find the following resources helpful: 

Can’t find what you need? Simply drop us an email at: awareness@lymediseaseuk.com

The challenge takes place 1st July - 30th September. You can complete the challenge all in one go or spread out at your discretion over the three months. As long as you complete the total distance between these dates, you’re free to choose how you do it!

Registration is FREE and easy. Just create your Virgin Money Giving page and get going!

We're conscious of the environmental impacts of sending out post, but you can download a welcome letter and our WOW Challenge guide on the page above.

Virgin Money Giving enables you to set up a fundraising page to collect sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues. If you haven’t yet set up a fundraising page, it’s easy to do and the money comes straight through to us.

Yes, there's an option on the Virgin Money Giving page to enter as a team. Once logged into your account, click on 'Fundraisers' at the top of the screen - and select 'Fundraise as a Team' from the drop down menu. Choose a Team name, and invite your teammates to join by entering their email addresses.

Virgin Money Giving allows you to set up a fundraising page to collect sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues. It’s easy to use and you can share the link online with your contacts. Fundraising has evolved over the years and nowadays the digital world is an effective way of boosting your audience and attracting donations. Add a photo and text to your page to generate more interest! We’d appreciate if you use this platform as we are registered with Virgin Money Giving and they process gift aid for us. We've set up a special event for the WOW Challenge so you can see who else is taking part.

Your donations make a real difference to LDUK. We're a small charity who rely on fundraising and donations for basic running costs such as our website and sending out awareness materials.

Your donations will help us continue raising awareness with our annual campaign, and making patients and healthcare professionals aware of the NICE guideline and RCGP toolkit so that more people get acute treatment, preventing further late-stage cases.

Donations also help us to continue raising awareness of late-stage Lyme and providing emotional support for people in our Online Community.

Please ask your sponsors to add Gift Aid to their donation if they are UK taxpayers. This will mean that we’ll receive an extra 25p for every £1 donated - at no extra cost to you or them.

Apart from setting up your Virgin Giving fundraising page, there’s nothing else you need to do. Virgin Giving send across to us the donations they receive and if applicable, they also reclaim the Gift Aid on all eligible donations and send this extra income to us once they receive it from HMRC. 

If you use a smartphone, there are lots of free apps to track the distances you cover. Most fitness apps allow you to accumulate the distances covered in each session - please contact us if you need help setting this up.

Want to order an LDUK T-Shirt to wear during your fundraising challenge? These cost £12 and you can visit our ordering page for full details, or wait till you’ve raised £100 and be eligible for a free one! More on this below...

If you reach a fundraising milestone please email us at awareness@lymediseaseuk.com with a link to your fundraising page and include your address so we can post one of the following out to you:

  • A lapel pin for reaching £50
  • A branded LDUK T-shirt for reaching £100

Our T-shirts are 100% cotton and available in the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Please indicate in your email which size you require.