Team Lake Mac Compete for Surfest Evolution Charity Funds

Filed under News ~ by Press on  10 Dec 2018

Competitive surfers Jake Sylvester, James McMorland, Jake Ingle and Byron Howarth will line up for Lake Macquarie City Council in a charity Surfest contest raising money for brain cancer research.

Pictured ~ Lucas Samways, James McMorland and Byron Howarth at launch event

The foursome are part of a team of Council beach lifeguards that will compete in the Surfest Evolution Charity Cup next March at Dixon Park Beach.

Team Lake Mac will be up against 20 other corporate teams in a tag-team surfing event that aims to raise $120,000 for the Mark Hughes Foundation, supporting brain cancer research and those affected by the disease.

Lake Macquarie City Council is the only local council entered in the corporate challenge event.

Council’s Acting Professional Beach Lifeguard Team Leader, Lucas Samways, said hopes were high the team would take home the trophy in 2019 after making it to the semi-finals this year.

“The boys will no doubt show off some of their skills in the water, but equally important is the money they’ll raise for the Mark Hughes Foundation,” Mr Samways said.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, was one of the first to donate to Team Lake Mac’s fundraising campaign, and wished the team well in the event.

Team Lake Mac has set a fundraising target of $5000. Donations can be made through the team’s everydayhero page: evolutioncharitycup2019.everydayhero.com/au/team-lake-mac

The Evolution Charity Cup will be contested on Friday 15 March, 2019.

Below ~ Lake Mac 2018 team



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