*LDUK is operating as normal during Covid-19, as all of our volunteers work remotely. It’s important to follow all Government advice and to take precautions to avoid tick bites during permitted outdoor exercise. If you’ve been bitten by a tick and notice a rash or you feel unwell following a bite, be sure to contact your GP immediately and find out what remote help is available if your GP surgery is closed due to Covid-19. Some symptoms of Lyme disease are similar to Covid-19. Learn about the differences here*

Welcome to Lyme Disease UK, a registered charity founded by Lyme disease patients and run by volunteers.

We are healthcare advocates campaigning for increased knowledge and awareness of Lyme disease and the associated factors. Our website is full of information and you can also find us on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to check out our Online Community, browse the meet-up section and sign-up to our newsletter.

Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia, a spirochete bacteria. It’s the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. Lyme disease is endemic in many parts of the United Kingdom, particularly in woodland or heath-land areas but disease carrying ticks can also be found in cities and gardens.

Public Health England estimates that there are 3,000 new cases of Lyme disease per year. However, this is likely to be a gross underestimate. There is a discrepancy in estimations and the exact number will likely remain unknown, due to the fact that Lyme disease is not a reportable condition and there are still many UK healthcare professionals and patients who are not able to identify and diagnose the condition.

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Victoria Turrell’s Christmas Day Volcanic Marathon!

Thank you so much to Victoria Turrell who is running a solo Christmas Day marathon to support Lyme Disease UK. Please read her story below and support her via her fundraising page here. We’ll be cheering you on across the miles!  Hi there 🙋‍♀‍, My name is Tori. I will […]

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LDUK Charity Christmas E-Cards Available!

We are delighted to announce that our stunning collection of charity Christmas e-cards is now available through the platform DontSendMeACard.com  Members of our Online Community generously donated artwork and photography to enable us to have our biggest selection yet of 12 designs! E-cards are a great way to protect the […]

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William Williams’ Solo Half Marathon for LDUK!

The LDUK Team is so grateful to William Williams who has chosen to support LDUK by running a solo half marathon, after suffering from the illness himself. We wish you all the best, William, and we’ll be thinking of you on the big day. Here is William’s story and please […]

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Efforts to Engage Local Councillors in Lyme Awareness

LDUK community member Mandy, who is living with long term Lyme disease symptoms, alongside her husband, and potentially has other family members affected, has not let that stop her from trying to build health awareness of the condition and try to generate publicity, whilst maintaining her anonymity. Mandy is in […]

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The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown by Julia Knight

Many people who are already chronically ill with Lyme disease or other illnesses were bed-bound or housebound before the Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown became part of daily life. If Lyme disease is left untreated, it can result in long term damage to the joints, heart and nervous system and this […]

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2020 Tour De Kaims Cycle Challenge

A huge thank you to the Kaims community for organising this initiative and for choosing LDUK as their chosen charity for 2020’s Tour De Kaims Cycle Challenge! A special thank you to Alan Armstrong for setting up the event’s fundraising page and we hope you all have a wonderful day! […]

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