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Team Seasoar is crowdfunding

raised of £100,000 target by 46 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to boost awareness and understanding of Lyme Disease and to promote its correct diagnosis, testing and treatment.

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Team Seasoar, whose rowers are Niall Brannigan, John Watling, Sam Weber and Jason Wilder, in partnership with their Platinum Sponsors The EFT Foundation who have been right there with them from the start, are about to undertake an epic adventure and complete in the ’World’s Toughest Row - Atlantic'. In Dec 2024 they will be rowing from La Gomera in the Canary Isles to Nelson‘s Dockyard in Antigua.

An epic 3000 mile row which will probably see them capsize several times due to 20 - 30 feet waves; they will face incredible storms; they will row a ‘2 hours on, 2 hours off’ around the clock rota for up to 7 weeks with an average 1.5 million row strokes. Rowers will burn in excess of 5000 calories see their skin pull away on their hands and behinds, as they are subjected to salt sores and blisters, losing 8-10 kg in weight. Why?

We aim to become Lyme Disease UK's largest ever fund raiser, a cause very dear to one of our rowers. John's daughter Yasmin suffers from chronic Lyme Disease and has done for the last 5 years.

It's evident that this disease needs further significant research and suitable treatment for all.

We are also raising funds for The EFT Foundation (our platinum Sponsors) which is the charitable foundation of the EFT Group. They provide all kinds of support to local communities and have an unrivalled approach in making a real sustainable social valued difference. We are pleased to have them on board with us.

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    • KCL


      Apr 15, 2024

      Good luck, John and the rest of the team. Truly inspirational challenge, and an amazing way to raise well needed awareness and funding for your cause.


    • PDC


      Mar 29, 2024

      JC- lead onwards and upwards -just like the old days - We wish you the very best and expect a win! PDC


    • Andrew N

      Andrew N

      Feb 22, 2024

      Go guys .... best rum in the world waiting for you in Antigua!On behalf of Natasha Metcalf....


    • Peter & Sue Small

      Peter & Sue Small

      Feb 14, 2024

      Such an impressive challenge to take on - best wishes for calm seas!

    • Lewis Thacker

      Lewis Thacker

      Feb 6, 2024

      Good luck all!


    • Tim


      Jan 15, 2024

      Good luck. Avoid that marlin!

    • Lyme and Dave Coop

      Lyme and Dave Coop

      Dec 18, 2023

      Good luck with this amazing challenge. Our son also has chronic Lyme disease.


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