Fundraising for Caudwell LymeCo

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

Follow this link to donate via MyDonate, which allows us to claim back your income tax and receive 25% extra on top of the amount you donate to us (this is optional, you will be asked your preference):

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.

Download: Gift aid declaration form.


If you do decide to make a donation by cheque, please kindly make it payable to “Caudwell Lyme Disease” and, if you are a UK tax payer, please accompany it with a Gift Aid form, which will mean we can claim an extra 25% from the Inland Revenue above the amount you donate to us.

Download Gift aid declaration form

Cheques and gift aid forms should be posted to:

Caudwell LymeCo Charity
Broughton Hall, The Coach House
Broughton, nr. Eccleshall
ST21 6NS

Sponsored events crowdfunding page

If you wish to run a marathon, skydive or organise any other fundraising event, you can collect sponsorship from your supporters online by creating a MyDonate page in aid of Caudwell LymeCo Charity. Unlike some other crowdfunding websites, MyDonate does not take any commission for itself but passes on every penny to us.

MyDonate passes all the money you raise directly into the charity’s bank account, making it the simplest way possible for you to raise donations and publicise what you are doing through your social media and other online channels.

To create your MyDonate event page, just visit the Caudwell LymeCo Charity page on MyDonate and register.

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.