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Teesside man raising money for family's Lyme disease appeal

A man from Teesside is raising money for a family suffering from Lyme disease.

Richard Bagley is doing a continuous gym workout all day to raise money in Loftus.

It comes after he heard the story of Adelle Huckins - who contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite when she was just 11-years-old.

She went twenty years without being diagnosed and fears that she may have passed it onto her children while pregnant.

Adelle now has long term health problems and the money will go towards treatment in Germany.

Richard Bagley told ITV News that Adelle's story had made him want to do something to help her and her family.

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Full Report: Teesside family's Lyme disease appeal

A family is calling for the Department of Health to change the UK guidelines on a disease they say is destroying their lives.

Adelle Huckins, from Teesside, says she contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite when she was just 11-years-old.

Twenty years later she has only just been diagnosed - and says the disease may have been passed onto her daughter in the womb.

She now fears her other children may have it too.

You can watch the full report from Frances Read below.

Lunchtime report: Teesside family calls on Government to change guidance on Lyme Disease

A woman from Teesside is calling for the Department of Health to change UK guidance on a disease which she says is destroying her family's life.

Adelle Huckins contracted Lyme disease when she was 11-years-old.

She has only just been diagnosed twenty years later.

You can watch the lunchtime report from Frances Read below.

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