Pink and green at ‘Jam for Tam’
FRIENDS and strangers are coming together to show support for popular Port Douglas jazz singer Tamzin Laredo at the Central Hotel for the “Jam for Tam” on Sunday.
The much-loved 47-year-old musician was recently diagnosed with rare and aggressive secondary cancers on vital organs and her and husband Matthew Gorringe are faced with substantial medical bills for the urgent treatment required.
Tam and Matt moved to Port Douglas from New Zealand 15 years ago and quickly immersed themselves in the community, particularly the close-knit music fraternity.
While the much-loved Beach Club employee, performer and host of the Songs of the Heart program on Radio Port Douglas each Saturday afternoon cannot make it to the “Jam for Tam” on Sunday due to ongoing treatment, Matt will be there to make sure it is a celebration she would be proud of.
As well as a bunch of great local musicians performing at the free fundraiser, there will be plenty of excellent prizes up for auction and raffles and “the tastiest gourmet sausage sizzle ever”.
Neighbour and member of the fundraising committee Lisa Whelan said the afternoon was a chance to show Tamzin how much she means to the community.
“The support shown from the local community so far for this fundraising event has been tremendous and Matt and Tam are overwhelmed and really touched by so many people offering their support for them in so many ways,” she said.
Marilyn Davison, who has been coordinating the entertainment line-up for the fundraiser, said it should not be missed whether you know Tam or not.
“This Sunday’s jam will feature an impressive line-up of some of the best musicians around, all keen to support their favourite gal Tam, it should be one of the greatest local gigs of the year,” she said.
The theme is pink and green - Tam’s favourite colours - with the fundraiser kicking off from 2.30pm until 6.30pm in the Central Hotel beer garden.
If you cannot make it but would like to donate to the trust account that has been set up for Tam please contact local solicitor Martin Tranter on 4030 4800 or Lisa Whelan 0425 300 322.