We’re excited to announce that as part of Lyme Awareness Month, we’re looking for volunteers to organise awareness raising and fundraising ‘Lymewalks’ in their communities during May 2019. What are Lymewalks? These are walks of any size and type that aim to raise the profile of Lyme disease among family, friends and community, and to … More Lymewalks 2019 – get involved!
Our CEO Veronica Hughes was asked recently to speak to Stuart George of BBC Radio Stoke about Lyme disease. He was keen to raise awareness of what it is, how to avoid it and how to keep your pets safe as well. The chat with Stoke’s popular radio DJ and journalist was informative and upbeat. … More A talk about Lyme disease
Our sincere thanks go to Karen & Hazel Watkins for hosting ‘Ladies in the LymeLight’ – a spectacular event which raised £2,215 for Caudwell LymeCo. The night was a celebration of Herefordshire women filled with fun, fizz and sparkle, held in memory of beautiful Fizzy Watkins, daughter of Karen and niece of Hazel, who sadly … More ‘Ladies in the Lymelight’ Fundraising Success
As we begin to rev up for an exciting year ahead, we’ve been looking back at the charity’s successes of 2018, and the important moments within the Lyme disease community. Read on for our highlights, and please share your own with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan 2018 The Lyme world was still processing the findings of … More Our 2018 in Review
New objectives on Lyme care NICE has launched a new project to develop a quality standard that will define areas for quality improvement for Lyme disease care on the NHS, and Caudwell LymeCo’s Chief Executive Veronica Hughes was asked to join the committee as a specialist on Lyme disease. The committee, whose members included doctors, … More What is the Quality Standard for Lyme disease?
Quality Standards news We’re delighted to inform the Lyme community that NICE is now working on a set of standards designed to drive measurable quality improvements of care for Lyme disease patients in the UK. What are quality standards?Quality Standards play an important role in helping to get guidelines adopted into common use around the … More Quality standards for Lyme disease treatment and correcting drug dosages
How long have you been working in fundraising? I’ve been a fundraiser for six years now. I started as a Fundraising Administrator at Birmingham Hippodrome, where we raised money for a programme of education and outreach work with vulnerable and hard to reach communities. I worked up to Fundraising Executive level, looking after the everyday … More Meet Rosie, our new fundraising manager
As many of you know, our founder and spokesman John Caudwell has given regular television and newspaper interviews on the topic of Lyme disease. He found the courage to open up about the suffering that this disease has caused eleven members of his family. He has even shared the heartbreaking story of his son Rufus, … More A good news story – help us spread the message
WHAT IS THE CAUDWELL LYMECO 1,000 BRACELET CHALLENGE? Our challenge is simple. WE WANT 1,000 PEOPLE WEARING LYME DISEASE AWARENESS BRACELETS! Donate £5 for research and tell others how to keep safe. WHAT IS LYME DISEASE? Lyme disease can hit anyone at any time. You can catch it from the bite of an infected tick … More Caudwell LymeCo launches the 1,000 Bracelet Challenge
Recently, philanthropist John Caudwell announced that he was offering to donate “a million pounds plus” to be used for Lyme disease research, and reminded everyone that he hopes his own philanthropy will inspire others to do their own part, too. 22-year old biology graduate George Peirson has vowed to do just that. Not one to … More “Ironman” George raises money for research after brother struck down by Lyme disease