In the next few weeks, Changeworks will be raising money for Lyme Disease UK to support our friend and colleague Ashley Taylor, who has spent most of the last 12 months battling the disease.

Ashley’s health has deteriorated since March 2020 due to chronic lyme disease, exacerbated by contracting COVID-19 and difficulty in diagnosing the condition.

Following the eventual diagnosis, Ashley and her partner Mike have sought help from charities like Lyme Disease UK, which has been instrumental in providing a support network to them. Lyme Disease UK also provided invaluable information on a treatment plan for Ashley. 

Charities like Lyme Disease UK have given Ashley light at the end of a very dark tunnel and some hope for the future. That’s why Changeworks is raising money for Lyme Disease UK – to help fund their continued support to Ashley, and provide hope to other sufferers like her.

We set an initial target of £1,000, and we're thrilled to have already smashed past that target! But there's so much more we can still do and make a big difference. The Changeworks team is already hard at work to earn your donations, with our virtual sponsored walk from Ashley's desk in Edinburgh to Wigan Pier, where she grew up. If you know someone in our team, speak to them about how you can sponsor their efforts. 

Any donation would be hugely appreciated and go a long way, so please dig deep and help us make a big difference for Lyme Disease UK.