Singing for sup­port

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Dance -

PERTH crooner Jake Den­nis will per­form a se­ries of fundrais­ing shows this week, with prof­its go­ing to Can­cer Sup­port WA, So­lar­isCare and Can­cer Coun­cil WA’s Re­lay for Life char­i­ties.

Hav­ing per­formed for more than a decade across Perth with Mint Jazz Band, Den­nis said he had a per­sonal con­nec­tion to the cause.

“Last year, I lost a friend, Kerensa Al­la­son, who gave so much laugh­ter, joy and time to her com­mu­nity as a swim­ming coach and pool of­fi­cer,” Den­nis said. “She is the first per­son I’ve known to suc­cumb to can­cer and I hope she will be the last.”

He also spent the past three years work­ing for UWA’s School of Pathol­ogy and Lab­o­ra­tory Medicine in Ned­lands.

“Ev­ery day, I would pass the Can­cer Coun­cil’s pa­tient house on the way to work and be re­minded of the great work char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions do for suf­fer­ers and their fam­i­lies,” Den­nis said.

Shows in­clude Re­lay for Life Speakeasy Fundraiser at Elling­ton Jazz Club on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 5, So­lar­isCare Gala Din­ner at Joon­dalup Re­sort on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 and Can­cer Sup­port WA Din­ner at Swan Yacht Club on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 8. Tick­ets at www. elling­ton­jazz. com. au, www.so­lar­iscare.org.au and Swan Yacht Club event with Di Watts on 0418 904 557.

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