Tick Bite Prevention

We are experiencing the hottest February on record in the U.K. While we all want to make the most of it, we must be aware that when the weather heats up, the  chances of being bitten by a tick increases as well. Many of us are all too familiar with […]

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LDUK Achieves Charity Status!

We are delighted to announce that Lyme Disease UK is now a registered charity (1182212), thanks to all the hard work of our volunteers and generous donations from the Lyme community, general public and sponsors. Some of the benefits of this exciting development are that we can receive gift aid on […]

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What Do You Say to Friends When You Have to Cancel Plans?

Having to cancel plans on a regulalar basis is something people with a chronic illness often have to do, much to their disappointment and to the disappointment of others. I decided to ask our Online Community how they explain to people when they have to pull out of an arrangement […]

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‘Hummingbird’ by Laura C. Brown

Hummingbird by Laura C Brown Having my song included on the LDUK website is something of a surreal moment for me, and feels like a bit of a landmark. 6 years ago, I first found LDUK, and along with the many friends and family that have helped me, I have […]

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What Are the Benefits of Volunteering?

Happy 2019 to you all! With a new year, comes a new chapter. We all have resolutions we want to keep and have hopes and dreams for the year ahead. One common resolution and something we practise everyday is being the best person we can be. There are many ways […]

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Lyme Disease: My Journey So Far by Craig Fordham

I’m seldom happier then when I’m in the great outdoors, especially the woods and in the forest and I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the vast amount of my working life learning and teaching in this environment. Now, this does come with a few issues for me. Firstly, I’m […]

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European Diversity Awards 2018

We are so proud of LDUK’s Sophie Ward for being short-listed for the Campaigner of the Year award at the European Diversity Awards 2018 for her work with LDUK and Invisiyouth. Congratulations on making it so far, Sophie, and for being such a wonderful ambassador for LDUK and for all […]

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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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