With days to go before the One Day At A Time Benefit Concert for Sam Prunster on March 1, locals are being asked to put their money towards a “world class concert” in the name of a charitable cause.
That cause is Sam Prunster, Geraldton mother of five and business owner who suffered an aneurism and stroke in December last year.
Her older sister Nicole Curtain said the concert would help to raise money to cover the as yet unknown costs for Mrs Prunster’s return to Geraldton.
“Improvements are starting to happen, but we don’t know what her needs will be — maybe she’ll need a wheelchair access to her car, or a gopher, or non-slip flooring and railing around her house,” Mrs Curtain said.
“We’re trying to get money together to cover that. She’s had another operation recently, her fourth; if this one is successful, we should hopefully see great improvement.”
There will be door prizes and spot prizes, as well as a $2 raffle, with prizes including a $1400 lazy boy recliner and $40 coffee machine, donated by Harvey Norman, and a seafood hamper from Mac Boats, valued at $100.
Children under 12 will get into the concert for free.
Some of the best local talent Geraldton can offer will hit the stage.
Folk singer-songwriter Michael May will open the night’s entertainment.
Leon Tioke and Pop, both accomplished musicians who have just returned from an Australia and New Zealand tour, will perform together.
X Factor contestant Zain Laudher will also grace the stage, as will solo artists Emily Ruffin and Anne Williams, and The Tossers.
Spalding Park Gold Club president Dave Clare outlined the significance of the show.
“The concert is only $20 bucks, and you’d pay $100 for this kind of talent in Perth. And, of course, all of the money is going straight to Sam Prunster, not to some corporation or organisation. You won’t get better value than that,” he said.
“You’d hate to be walking around Saturday and hearing about this awesome concert that other people went to — I can’t think of a better way to kick off the long weekend than sitting under the beautiful Geraldton sky, watching the Geraldton stars on stage.”
The concert is being put together by Rusty Nails Entertainment and Midwest Entertainment.
It will kick off at 7pm, at Spalding Park Golf Club, and will finish about 10.30pm.
Tickets are $20, and are available from Opus Music, Tarcoola IGA, Spalding Park Golf Club Pro Shop and Vidguard.
Strictly no BYO — drinks will be available at the venue.