Fundraiser aims to hit right note

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By DENISE S. CAHILL

CAROL­LYN Rhodes-Thomp­son as­pired to be a singer as a child but dis­cour­age­ment from a friend made her for­get the dream at an early age.

But fif­teen years ago, the Dianella res­i­dent took singing lessons and has been singing live for the past five years.

Rhodes-Thomp­son started singing as a duo with James Irvine be­fore they formed the band Mid­night Vel­vet.

The cabaret, jazz and pop singer then started per­form­ing solo with back­ing tracks.

She is the head­line act at the Can­cer Sup­port WA Fundrais­ing Din­ner this Sun­day at the Swan Yacht Club, Fre­man­tle.

Rhodes-Thomp­son said the Cottes­loe-based can­cer ser­vice did a great job and she es­pe­cially sup­ported its nat­u­ral meth­ods of treat­ing can­cer.

“I’m in­ter­ested in well­ness and right into natur­opa­thy so any way I can sup­port peo­ple with can­cer who want to go down that path is great,” she said.

Can­cer Sup­port WA pro­vides sup­port for peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies.

Tick­ets for the din­ner are $45 and in­clude en­ter­tain­ment.

Call Di Watts on 0418 904 557 or Jan Pet­torino on 9446 7296.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d431737

Can­cer Sup­port WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Mandy Beck­erKnox with singer Carol­lyn Rhodes-Thomp­son.

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