This year’s UK Worldwide Lyme Protests 2014 were held in Manchester and London.
Many others held local protests and were interviewed by the media. MP Simon Hughes attended the London Protest and will be raising the issue of Lyme Disease. Check out the Media page for more information.
Please try to make your stories 500 words or less (we know it’s difficult!). You can make them as anonymous as you like.
UK Worldwide Lyme Protest video 2013
UK Lyme Petition
In the UK, most doctors are still unaware of how serious and widespread Lyme Borreliosis is across Europe, and of how many cases must be going undiagnosed here.
In the Netherlands, over 85,000 signatures were collected on a similar petition and this prompted a full discussion in their parliament. This led to their government setting up several clinical trials, which are now ongoing, to investigate the best antibiotic treatment regimes.
Please sign – or better still, download the paper forms and ask for signatures from people in your family, your colleagues at work or in your church, if they would like to support us. Thank you
38 Degrees Petition
Following the success of the UK protest, many new petition signatures and the recent run of publicity for Lyme disease, UK Lyme disease sufferers have asked for 38 degrees to run a campaign on our behalf.
38 Degrees is a British not-for-profit political-activism organisation that campaigns on a diverse range of issues, it has a good record for effecting change and putting pressure on the politicians.
Please VOTE for this campaign, it’s easy to sign in and vote. You get given three votes, it would help us if you used all three to vote for this campaign. Many thanks in advance.
Buildings in many countries were lit up green, including the ferris wheel at Liseberg park Gothenburg Sweden, the CN Tower in Canada, and a number in Australia
Last Year’s Protest
Worldwide Lyme disease protests took place in 30 different countries on 10th and 11th May 2013.
The UK protest was held on Friday 10th May outside the Dept of Health in London. The petition with nearly 4000 signatures and patient stories and photo messages were handed into the dept of Health. There have been LOTS more signatures on the petition since!
There was a huge amount of press for this protest. Links to all the coverage that we are aware of are on the UK Media Coverage page. Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a success.