In the midst and mayhem of vintage, four budding men have joined forces, to step out of the vineyard and into the surf on Sunday, 17 March 2013 to represent the Northern Margaret River Wineries team at the SurfAid Cup Margaret River.
The ‘Northies’ team, initiated by Burch Family Wines, will compete against seven other corporate teams, in a tag-team, relay-style competition, which is held in conjunction with the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Each team will consist of four corporate participants plus one pro surfer. The team that raises the most money in the lead up to the competition has first pick from the selection pool of pro surfers. Other corporate teams include Macquarie, CINEads, Caporn Young and Herbert Smith Freehills.
Each team has a $5000 target, and in 2012, the SurfAid Cup Margaret River raised more than $45,000 for SurfAid; a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected through surfing. SurfAid delivers programs in the Mentawai, Nias and Telo Islands, off the Sumatran Coast and this year will expand to Sumbawa, in eastern Indonesia. The community-based programs involve education in nutrition, hygiene, healthy environments and disease prevention.
Team participants include Mick Gullan and John Rodda from Burch Family Wines, Simon Bromilow, Assistant Winemaker from Flametree Wines and Peter Holywell, CEO of Supa Stick Labels.
BFW recently hosted the screening of Tropfest 2013 at the Margaret River estate and raised $3,040 for SurfAid through a raffle and also part donation of wine sales from both evenings.
Below is a live figure of what we have raised to so far.
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