‘Unrest’ – UK Screenings

An Award-Winning Film about ME Lyme disease and ME patients often live in a parallel universe. There are so many overlaps between the two conditions. How many ME patients have Lyme disease? How many of the associated co-infections and viruses which can overwhelm Lyme disease patients’ immune systems also affect […]

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Janey and Lorraine Scottish Parliament for Lyme disease awareness

Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee

On 14th September 2017, LDUK members, Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray presented to the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee on behalf of Tick-Borne Illness Campaign Scotland regarding their petition “PE01662: Improve Treatment for Patients with Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-borne Diseases“. Janey gave a five minute introductory presentation on Lyme […]

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Samantha Ash with Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson Speaks Out

Matt Dawson with LDUK Spokesperson, Samantha Ash On 21st August, rugby star Matt Dawson spoke out about his Lyme Disease diagnosis and subsequent heart surgeries. Dawson sustained a tick bite while out in a London park with his family. Talking initially to Radio Five Live he described his symptoms, the […]

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Summer 2017 Fundraisers

A couple of fantastic fundraisers for Lyme Disease UK have taken place recently. A massive thanks go to everyone involved! Literary Events The author of the novel ‘Finding Joy,’ Morven-May MacCallum has been raising some money for us at various literary events.  ‘Finding Joy’, is inspired by her own experience of […]

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Government Reviews Input

LDUK Participation in the Government Lyme Disease Reviews (This report has been produced in agreement with the researchers) In May 2016 it was announced by then Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, that the Government would be ordering a major review into Lyme disease. This followed meetings between John Caudwell, Veronica […]

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London Lyme Disease Protest 2017

On Tuesday 18th July 2017,  Lyme disease patients and loved ones gathered in Parliament Square in London to protest against the lack of care available in the UK for Lyme disease patients. Protesters handed out leaflets to the public to raise awareness and highlighted gaps in diagnosis, testing and treatment […]

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Lord Astor of Hever Speaks Out

On 29th June 2017, Lord Astor of Hever, whose daughter suffers from the illness, gave a stellar speech on Lyme disease in the Queen’s Speech debate in Parliament. “My Lords, I want to speak briefly on the specific health issue of Lyme disease, which is a rapidly increasing health risk […]

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Scottish Parliamentary Awareness Event

Lyme Disease UK was invited to organise an awareness event which was held at the Scottish Parliament on 14th June 2017. Alexander Burnett MSP kindly sponsored this event & lodged a motion, “Lyme disease, a need to do more” which achieved cross party support and was debated in Parliament just […]

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Scottish Lyme Disease Rally May 2017

Lorraine Murray shares her account of the day with LDUK: “Scottish Lyme disease sufferers held their very first awareness Rally in Edinburgh on 24th May 2017 this year. All in attendance were ordinary people that this disease has sadly affected. Many brought along family members to show their support and […]

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‘Wake up To Lyme’ 2017 Campaign Wrap Up!

As Lyme Disease Awareness month draws to a close, we can reflect back on the incredible success of LDUK’s ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign. Our members worked tirelessly to educate a nation and beyond! Thousands of leaflets, posters, and car stickers were sent out in our awareness packs and our […]

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