Wake Up to Lyme Campaign a Success

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2018 saw Mosi-guard Natural support the ‘Wake up to Lyme’ campaign, for the second year running.

The awareness drive was spearheaded by Lyme Disease UK (LDUK) and took place during Lyme disease awareness month in May. Its goal was to help reduce incidents of new Lyme disease cases by encouraging tick bite awareness.

 Wake up to Lyme Awareness packs

Wake up to Lyme Awareness packs

More than 500 awareness packs were dispatched originally, with orders for hundreds more flying in soon after the campaign launched. The packs included top tips on everything from being tick aware and tick hot spots, to effective tick bite prevention and safe tick removal.

Making waves

The campaign made waves across the UK with numerous media outlets covering the story. Packs were distributed widely throughout communities from NHS clinics, vets, supermarkets, offices, restaurants and coffee shops, to schools, parks, post offices, libraries, pharmacies and offices.

 Out in the community

Out in the community

 The Wake Up to Lyme campaign in full swing

The Wake Up to Lyme campaign in full swing

LDUK received a fantastic response from members of the public who had experienced a tick bite themselves and wanted to learn more and from people with family members and friends with suspected Lyme disease.


 Spreading the word about Lyme disease

Spreading the word about Lyme disease

School Education

 LDUK’s educational packs for schools

LDUK’s educational packs for schools

School children across the UK also got involved with LDUK’s downloadable school awareness packs. In classrooms up and down the country, pupils gave entertaining presentations to classmates, culminating in one of the campaign highlights, a poster competition. Children created eye catching designs to enter, at the same time learning about ticks and Lyme disease in a really engaging way.

 Some of the posters from the competition

Some of the posters from the competition

More positive feedback from the campaign.

Having been introduced to the need to raise public awareness about Lyme disease I realised that the UK’s parks industry was an obvious channel through which to spread the word. As the manager for a conservation award scheme that reaches out across that industry, I am lucky enough to have an easy way to spread the message. My aim is to provide regular reminders to park operators about the disease and to let them know how they can pass on key information to their guests. I hope that in this way, the right messages can get out to a large number of people. If it saves just one person from the disease, then it will have been worthwhile.
— Rufus Bellamy, National Adviser for Conservation and Environmental Management at the British Holiday & Home Park Association

We were honoured to once again be involved in this great initiative which has made a real impact in raising awareness. If you would like to know more about how you can support LDUK, a not-for-profit organisation, click here.