• Public Health England estimates 3,000 new cases of Lyme disease per year. The true figure is likely much higher due to unreliable testing and a lack of knowledge amongst the public and medical profession.

Awareness Animation

Tick bite prevention and correct removal are crucial when it comes to avoiding Lyme disease. There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of being bitten by a tick. Watch our awareness animation and read our tips for enjoying the outdoors safely.

Enjoy the outdoors safely - watch our awareness animation
speed shearing lambs

Pendle Young Farmers Club – Charity Speed Shear 2023

They’ve only gone and done it again!  We were blown away by the generous donation from Pendle Young Farmers Club Charity Speed Shear last year. They have chosen to support LDUK yet again for their 2023 event and we are over the moon to have their continued support. Hundreds of […]

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Will wearing GNR Medal

LDUK Great North Run Team Complete the Course!

We would like to say a massive thank you to the LDUK team, Alex, Claire, Gareth, Ben, Laura and Will who completed the Great North Run on 10th September. After the hottest Great North Run on record, there was a storm and flashflooding after the race which caused lot of […]

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Lorraine Murray

My Lyme Story: Lorraine Murray

“I started feeling unwell in 2014. It took me about 2 years before I was diagnosed with Lyme disease then a further year to discover other co-infections that I was suffering from. The co-infections came to light as I wasn’t fully responding to treatment for Lyme disease alone.  I was […]

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Scottish Woodlands SW Challenge medal winners

Scottish Woodlands ‘Run Forester Run’ Challenge

Scottish Woodlands took inspiration from an Oscar-winning film for their latest charity challenge to raise funds for Lyme Disease UK.  Run Forester Run…or walk or cycle, or swim or paddle, was the title of the challenge, inspired by the ‘Run Forrest Run’ section of Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks. On […]

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Natasha on the beach with her dog

My Lyme Story: Natasha Metcalf

I first fell ill aged 16 after pulling what I now realise was a nymph tick out of my leg, following a hike. Life unravelled as I could no longer focus on school work due to a thick fog that descended on my brain. I started experiencing swollen glands, weight […]

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Patient Perspectives on Lyme Recovery and Remission

People who are diagnosed and treated promptly often make a complete recovery from Lyme disease without any long term symptoms.  For those who are at the start of a treatment journey following a late or missed diagnosis, hearing about patients who have regained their health or made improvements from late […]

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Bella Hadid Vogue Article

Bella Hadid Sparks Media Interest in Lyme Disease

Supermodel Bella Hadid’s recent Instagram post about her recovery from Lyme disease has resulted in a busy few weeks of media interest. We are so grateful to members of the patient community for coming forward in response to journalists wanting to feature patient stories. Often we have less than 24 […]

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My Lyme Story: Roland Maxted

For many years, I had been ill every 3 or 4 months for 7 or 8 days at a time with fatigue, chills, dizziness, headaches and muscle pain, but without the high temperature that one normally associates with flu-like symptoms. In August 2018, after honeymooning in Cuba and Mexico, I […]

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Aaron O’Connell runs the Llanelli Half Marathon

On 24th September this year, Aaron O’Connell will be taking part in the Llanelli Half Marathon to raise awareness and funds for Lyme Disease UK. Aaron’s younger sister has unfortunately suffered with Lyme disease for many years through her teenage years. I want to spread awareness is because I have […]

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Christine Sinclair in the New Forest

My Lyme Story: Christine Sinclair

I remember back in 2020, the unfolding pandemic was the least of my worries! I spent that spring lockdown feeling relieved that furlough was giving some respite from my busy job on the phones working for a holiday company in the New Forest, where I live. It also meant though […]

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