Team Lake Mac to fight for glory in Charity Cup challenge

Date posted: 10 December 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.

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.

“Lake Macquarie has a strong association with Surfest. I am proud of our staff for participating in this event and will be supporting them all the way,” Cr Fraser said.

Team Lake Mac has set a fundraising target of $5000. Donations can be made through the team’s everydayhero page:

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

Page last updated: 10 December 2018