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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):

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Cheques

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
Staffordshire
ST21 6NS
UK

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.

Where Lyme disease is concerned, we still need research to answer the most basic questions.

We don’t know the most reliable test to diagnose Lyme disease, and we don’t have a test to check if the infection has been wiped out after someone has been treated. We know some people suffer long-term or permanent symptoms after catching Lyme disease, but we don’t know why, or how many people, or even what all the lasting consequences of Lyme disease can be. We don’t know how many people in the UK catch Lyme disease each year – the goverment just has to work with estimates. We know ticks can spread other diseases, but we don’t know how many of the people with Lyme disease also catch other diseases when they get bitten. We don’t even know the right antibiotic treatment to cure everyone with Lyme disease.

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.

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