Fundraiser hits the right note
SUBIACO resident Adrian Barich stepped in to emcee last week’s annual Cabaret for Telethon at Friends Restaurant after Basil Zempilas was a late exclusion because of laryngitis.
Play School’s Don Spencer – who Barich referred to as ‘ Big Ted’ all night – performed There’s a Bear in There encouraging the 100-strong audience to sing along and Leo Sayer also performed.
Rachael Beck gave up her birthday to perform on the night and there was a Happy Birthday sing-along in her honour.
Just when they thought pockets were empty following a successful silent auction, Sayer jumped on stage to auction two autographed framed photos of himself, joking that he would take $25 each for them – they went for $1000 each.
Former WA Governor Malcolm McCusker donated $20,000 but declined to repeat last year’s singing performance.
Money raised will go to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, which provides free music education and instruments to disadvantaged and indigenous children and youth at risk. huge honour for the students to sing with such a well-respected performer.
Former Stagecoach students include Emma Watson from Harry Potter and Jamie Bell from Billy Elliot.