Prompted by an employee whose young son suffered badly from Lyme disease, Ascot Underwriting chose LDA as their charity of the year. A group of them (the Lyme Nine) decided to make a contribution by throwing themselves out of an aeroplane at a dizzying height above the ground. Not for the faint hearted!
They have also put a tremendous amount of work into getting their friends and relatives to sponsor them and not only raised a huge sum of money for LDA but increased awareness into the bargain. Everyone visiting their fundraising page can have been left in no doubt that Lyme is not a trivial infection.
As they were due to start their dive, the total they have raised stands at an astonishing £15,023.