Welcome to BADA-UK
Take Action against Lyme Disease
By taking a look at our About section you can find out all about Borreliosis (Lyme disease) and the other associated infections which are transmitted by tick bites. Learn how to avoid being bitten and how to correctly remove ticks by taking a look at our Defence pages. Have you got a question about Lyme disease or ticks? Take a look at our Learn More section, where we answer all your frequently asked questions.
BADA-UK is a self-funded charity and we rely on individual donations and fund-raising events to continue our work. Now and then some very plucky people take on challenges to raise funds for us. Whether it is a marathon, swim, hike or bike ride, these terrific folk need your support and we desperately need the funds that they raise. Find out how you can sponsor any of these events or find out how you can raise funds for us.
BADA-UK Needs your help! Lyme disease case studies needed.
We're looking for UK-resident patients who would be willing to tell their stories for our national awareness week in 2012. If you think you can help, please contact us.
Be prepared and help raise awareness!
Whether you're just walking the dog or going on holiday, make sure you're prepared for a tick encounter by owning a Tick remover and some repellent. Ticks can still be active at very low temperatures. The Tick Twister can be used safely on pets and people and currently is the only tool we recommend.
Why not help to raise awareness by wearing our smart awareness-ribbon-style Lapel pin. It's a great way to introduce the subject of ticks to people. If you have a car, we have just the Car sticker for you!
Help young children to be tick aware. Our Children's book, Jack, Scruffy and the ticks, is a gentle story to teach children about ticks and how to stay safe.
If your job or regular hobbies take you into tick habitat, our Alert Card will help to warn medical staff that you may have been exposed to tick bites, if you are taken ill.
We NEED volunteers - can you help?
BADA-UK is run purely by unpaid volunteers and we desperately need more help. Whether you can spare the odd few hours once in a while, or you want to help on a regular basis, we want to hear from you. Whether you have special skills or you just like chatting to people, we want to hear from you.