Lyme Disease UK were very happy to be invited to attend the 2021 Bushcraft show at the Chillington Hall Estate, in the West Midlands.
Our Press & Community Outreach Manager, Julia Knight, spent the day raising awareness of Lyme disease with the Bushcraft community and other members of the public who attended the show.
Among the many people she met were several who had previously experienced Lyme disease and were pleased to see LDUK attending the event, handing out awareness information and giving advice about tick bite prevention.
Prevalence of ticks in the UK appears to be increasing year on year, possibly due to the increasingly mild and wetter winters, which means ticks seem to be active for more months of the year than previously thought. Although it is acknowledged that only about 10% of ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, it is still very important to prevent a tick bite, as they can pose more than just a threat of Lyme disease. Check out our information on co-infections and what to look out for.
Thank you to David Thompson for inviting LDUK along to this fabulous event! Julia promised she would be back in attendance at the 2022 show to continue raising awareness. Also, many thanks to the very generous people who gave donations to LDUK, helping us to continue with our important work.