Pink and green at ‘Jam for Tam’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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