Manchester to Liverpool Ultra Marathon

LDUK is delighted to announce that Colin Ratcliffe and his team of runners are running the 50 mile Manchester to Liverpool Ultra Marathon in aid of LDUK on 10th April. Here, Colin shares his motivation to undertake this impressive feat. We wish Colin all the best – we are so […]

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Lyme Disease UK Celebrates World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day, a charity day being held across the UK to celebrate books and reading. With so many uncertainties surrounding Lyme disease, patients can often find themselves becoming their own advocates and reading books about Lyme disease in order to gain the knowledge and power to arm […]

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Forty-Five F45 Gym Classes in 31 days!

A huge thank you to Mark Pembroke and Harry Cambell Lamerton who are raising money for LDUK. Please support them here if you can! “My name is Mark, I’m 31 years old and live in North London with my girlfriend Hannah. I love Hannah, she is an absolutely amazing person […]

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Coast 2 Coast 2020

On 18th – 21st August 2020, Diane and Dawn from Rothley Park Golf Club will be cycling 150 miles from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Teignmouth in Devon to raise money for Lyme Disease UK, which is the chosen charity of the Lady Captain, Jenny Piecha, at the golf club. Please […]

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Rothley Park Golf Club Charity Lunch

On 18th February 2020, LDUK Chair Natasha Metcalf was invited to the Rothley Park Golf Club Ladies Charity Lunch hosted by Lady Captain, Jenny Piecha, whose daughter Samantha suffers from Lyme disease. Jenny and the club have very kindly chosen to support Lyme Disease UK this year. Natasha, Jenny and […]

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LDUK Attends Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Conference

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 […]

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Great North Run 2020 Team LDUK

After achieving charity status in 2019, LDUK has been lucky enough to secure five places in the Great North Run 2020. We have set up a fundraising page for our supporters here and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our wonderful runners, Tom, Jim, Jeff, […]

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Inconsistencies in Lyme Disease Policies Explored

A new paper entitled, ‘Knowledge and Uncertainty in Lyme Disease Detection: An Evidence-Based Activism Research Study in the UK,’ has emerged in the journal Critical Public Health following research conducted by Professor Alex Faulkner at the University of Sussex and the patient organisation Lyme Research UK, led by Kate Bloor. […]

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LDUK Rep Attends Research Workshop on Lyme Disease

In November 2019, LDUK Patient Ambassador, Samantha Ash, attended a workshop held by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections to discuss research priorities in the field of Lyme disease. Representatives from other charities and patient groups were also in attendance. We are grateful to have […]

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