Photo of Emma Oliver outdoors looking directly at the camera

My Lyme Story: Emma Oliver

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Here, Emma Oliver, 51, shares her story about her long fight and astonishing recovery from Lyme disease, in a bid to help raise awareness of this devastating disease.  Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia, a spirochete bacteria. It’s the most common tick-borne infectious disease […]

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Deborah Bircham close up photo of her face with a tree and grass in the background

My Lyme Story: Deborah Bircham

In March 2018, I had just started the job of my dreams and was feeling on top of the world. I had been working in woodlands all over the country for around 6 months, and just landed a brilliant new role which I was ecstatic about, and then I suddenly […]

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Luke Roberts’ epic skydive

It’s been a busy Lyme Disease Awareness Month and we’ve been blown away by your support! So many of you have shared our awareness posts on social media, ordered our leaflets and tick cards in the post, and set up fabulous fundraisers! In fact, we have tallied up a total […]

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The U3A group in Fleet watching Julia Knight make a Wake Up To Lyme presentation

LDUK invited to present to Fleet U3A Health and Wellbeing Group

When Covid-19 hit in 2020, Lyme Disease UK was forced to find innovative, new ways of raising awareness of Lyme disease and how to prevent it. The idea of offering Wake Up To Lyme awareness talks via video conferencing to organisations interested in prevention was born. Many awareness talks later, […]

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Jim and Doris on their bikes in their garden, ready to set off to the ferry which will take them from England to France

Jim and Doris’ 5,000 mile charity bike ride

We’re so excited to announce an incredible fundraiser that has really touched our hearts! Our dearest friends, Jim Salter, and his wife, Doris, are cycling 5,000 miles from France to Romania, in memory of Jim’s late partner, Jas, who very sadly passed away from Lyme disease in 2017. They’ll be […]

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Photo of Lyme disease patient, Vicky Hamlin, sitting in a medical setting with an IV in her arm and looking unhappy

My Lyme Story: Vicky Hamlin

Prior to 2016 I was fit, healthy, very active and worked long hours in a career I loved. I did charity events including running the London Marathon and cycling from London to Paris.   In 2016, I had an amazing year away travelling – I climbed Machu Picchu, swam in the […]

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Online seminar with Olivia Goodreau

Thank you to all those who attended our online seminar with our special guest, Olivia Goodreau, on Sunday 23rd April. Olivia shared her experience with Lyme disease, talked about setting up her charity at just 12 years old, and her new book, ‘But She Looks Fine: From Illness to Activism’. […]

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The Managing Director of Scottish Woodlands making an opening speech standing up with a microphone in his hand with Scottish Woodlands 2022 in lights in the background

Scottish Woodlands Ltd raises £2,930 at annual dinner dance

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our corporate fundraising partner for 2023, Scottish Woodlands Ltd, has raised £2,930 for us at their annual dinner dance!!     This a great deal of money that will make SUCH a big difference to the work we’re able to carry out as […]

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2024 – how to take part

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and every year, Lyme Disease UK runs a national Wake Up To Lyme campaign!  Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, usually caused by the bite of an infected tick. Our campaign aims to raise awareness of how to prevent tick bites, how to safely […]

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Discounted tick repellent and removers for schools

We are delighted to offer a discount on tick repellent and tick removers for schools. One of the most effective ways to prevent tick bites is by applying a repellent. Our campaign partner for 2023 is Botanic Protect, which is a specialist repellent brand dedicated to tick prevention. We would […]

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