30 Apr Lyme Disease Awareness
Merlewood has been at the forefront of increasing awareness of Lyme Disease. The Ward family only know too well how debilitating this disease can be as their daughter, Sophie, was infected a few years ago. This was at a time when she was an elite swimmer representing Great Britain. She has focused herself of spreading awareness and has appeared in various National Newspapers, on National and Local Radio, on BBC Breakfast and on Sky TV. Japanese TV are producing a documentary which will be broadcast throughout the Far East about her life and the effects of this disease.
This disease is spread by infected ticks and can affect anyone including children who may be just playing in their own gardens or out walking. Our goal is to make people aware of how to protect themselves and if they are bitten what they should do.