Diary Of A Press Manager – Julia Knight

My name is Julia Knight & I’m the Press Manager for Lyme Disease UK.  I thought I might be interesting for people to have an insight into what this role entails and how very interesting it can be! How did I end up doing this job? A Brief history of […]

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Meet The Team: James Herbert

LDUK is delighted to welcome James Herbert to our team of volunteers as our Business Development Manager! When you go through trauma in life, if you are lucky enough to come out of the other side, you start looking for positives. Have you developed as a person? What have you […]

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Meet The Team: Rachel Bowerman

I’ve been volunteering with LDUK since 2016, and although I wish an organisation like ours wasn’t needed, I do love what I do. Raising awareness of Lyme disease and tick bite prevention has given me a sense of purpose, it makes me feel as though my suffering hasn’t been in […]

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Meet The Team: Natasha Metcalf

I have been ill since I was 16 years old. I suffered with a ‘mystery illness’ for many years after removing what I thought was a tiny splinter from my leg, following a mountain hike. It was the Christmas holidays and we were living in Hong Kong at the time. […]

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Meet The Team: Julia Knight

In 1999 I was bitten by ‘something’ while on holiday at Center Parcs near Thetford, Norfolk. Despite being a senior paediatric nurse I had no knowledge of Lyme disease. Over the next few months I became progressively unwell resulting in me being unable to get out of bed, sleep, swallow […]

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A 5 Year Reflection

As Lyme Disease UK turns 5 this year, it only seems right to reflect on this period of time which spans half a decade and to take stock of what has developed organically over the years. I have to pinch myself every time I realise that a Facebook group which […]

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Lyme Disease: Ten Years On by Rachel Bowerman

LDUK team member, Rachel Bowerman, shares her latest post with us from her blog Rachel’s Writing. Ten years have now passed since the initial onset of my Lyme disease symptoms, and I’ve been on a learning journey since I discovered its presence early last year. Lyme disease and the complications […]

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Travels Through Lyme Disease UK

This month’s guest blog is by Natasha Metcalf, who along with Louise Dean, co-founded Lyme Disease UK. Natasha reflects on how LDUK began, what the group has taught her as well as her personal journey with the illness. The past few years have been a whirlwind and a roller-coaster combined. […]

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