Team Seasoar Wine Tasting Evening and Founder’s Day at St Mary’s Calne

Lyme Disease UK’s Chair and Co-Founder, Natasha Metcalf, was so honoured to be invited to a weekend of awareness raising and fundraising as Team Seasoar’s John Watling and his wife Azar hosted a wine tasting evening at their home in Wiltshire on 28th June. John and Azar’s daughter Yasmin who suffers from Lyme disease was able to attend as well with her sister Ariana. The evening’s activities included an auction and a bracing ice bath challenge! Thank you so much to Heather and Alan Shepherd who organised the wine tasting and to the Lacock community for attending in droves!


John Watling doing an ice bath challenge!


Team Seasoar’s boat Oardrey at the wine tasting evening

On 29th June, Natasha Metcalf and John Watling gave a speech at St Mary’s Calne school for their Founder’s Day and it was wonderful to return to the school whose students and staff raised over £8500 for Lyme Disease UK during their Charity Week. It is always really special attending charity events in person and to meet so many wonderful people who are keen to learn more about tick bite prevention and Lyme disease.

LDUK’s Natasha Metcalf and Team Seasoar’s John Watling at St Mary’s Calne
LDUK’s Natasha Metcalf, Team Seasoar’s John Watling and Niall Brannigan, St Mary’s Calne’s Claire Bolton and Azar and Ariana Watling

Thank you to Niall Brannigan from Team Seasoar who together with John Watling made sure their rowing boat, Oardrey, featured at both the wine tasting evening and St Mary’s Calne.

Niall Brannigan and John Watling, Team Seasoar
LDUK’s Natasha Metcalf, St Mary’s Calne Acting Head Diana Harrison and Team Seasoar’s John Watling

Thank you to everyone who donated at both events too – your support means the world to all of us at Lyme Disease UK!