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Why do we need money?

Caudwell LymeCo Charity works on educating the public on how to avoid tick bites and how to recognise Lyme disease, and aims to fund desperately needed medical research to better understand this terrible disease.

More than 8 people in Britain catch Lyme disease every day. Although it can cause heart attacks, acute inflammation of the brain and paralysis, we still need research to answer the most basic of questions. For example, we know it is a bacterial infection, but we still don’t know the best antibiotic protocols to cure it. We know some people who catch Lyme disease never feel better again, but we still don’t have a test that can find out if their infection has actually been cured or not. The list of what we still don’t know about Lyme disease goes on and on.

Medical research tends to be very expensive, but Caudwell LymeCo has two advantages.

Firstly, we are a registered charity which means all donations can be made tax free – you don’t have to worry about organising this, as we can claim the tax back after you have donated.

Secondly, we have a very kind sponsor, Mr. John Caudwell, who pays all the operating and administrative costs of Caudwell LymeCo Charity, including staff salaries. This means that every penny donated or raised for the charity by you will be saved up to help pay for medical research, and used to educate the public.

Direct donation

If you wish to make a donation to Caudwell LymeCo, please click the button below to donate securely via PayPal, or credit or debit card.

Gift Aid

Like all charities, Caudwell LymeCo can claim back 25p on every £1 that is donated by UK tax payers. This means that, for example, if you gave the charity £50.00, we would be able to get £62.50.

If you are a UK tax payer and you wish to Gift Aid a donation, please print and return this form to us.

Gift aid declaration

Easy fundraising

Several thousand companies including Amazon, Sainsburys, Ebay and countless retailers and services companies are ready to donate their money to Caudwell LymeCo Charity each time you shop with them, at no cost to yourself!

All you have to do is create an login, so they know that you want them to send their donations to us. From then on, when you shop, just go to first, click from there to the website you need, and do your shopping as usual.

If you often shop from your tablet or phone, download the app to make sure the donations come to us with no hassle for you. For PC users, you can add a tab in your browser which reminds you to do all your shopping through

Corporate supporters

You can also start donating to us as you shop, via our corporate supporters. Please check back regularly to see the growing list under “donate” in the main menu.