Mandurah seniors enjoy top acts

Big show: A crowd of 220 people attended the concert and had the chance to hear some of Perth's top entertainers perform. Photo: Supplied.

Big show: A crowd of 220 people attended the concert and had the chance to hear some of Perth's top entertainers perform. Photo: Supplied.

A recent concert held at the Mandurah Senior Citizens and Community centre raised a healthy sum of money to help further a worthy cause.

The concert, The Way We Were, was held at the Mandurah venue recently and featured 10 of Perth's top entertainers.'

Staff and management donated the Seniors Centre and went above and beyond to help the Profile Team raise much needed funds.

The staff handled ticketing records and many other duties, while the co-ordinator gave up her day to help the concert run smoothly.

A sum of $3700 was raised for the Profile Team carry on their most important work - a project that hopes to preserve the history of West Australian music.

Gary Dunn, with his team of Philip Straughan and Mark Whitehouse, showed a clip to the audience explaining the group's work in archiving the history of Western Australia's musicians and entertainers.

The interviews are recorded and uploaded to You Tube each Friday.

It is time consuming work, however with little funds they carry on week-after-week, month-after-month to achieve their goal of preserving our history.

A crowd of 220 people attended the concert, with acts including Kelly Green, Wayne Pride, Eddie Storm, Jenny Wren, Gwenda Uren, Brenton Fosdike, Ray Van Ross, Brian Hayton, Moira Scott and Bobbie Adams.

The entertainers donated their time for the three-and-a-half hour concert.

The 10 artists kept the audience entertained with a variety of music consisting of pop, to easy listening, country rock n roll and a touch of classic.

A few highlights came to light when 87-year-old soprano Gwenda Uren joined 86-year-old Eddie Storm to sing All I Ask of You, from the Phantom of the Opera.

Another highlight was when Gary Dunn from the Profile Team burst into song with Kelly Green at the end of the show.

The duet sung a Louis Armstrong song- What a Wonderful World - with Gary showing his talents as a musician.

Everyone involved would like to thank the attendees for supporting this fundraising event.

The centre's next concert, Two Tones, will be held at 1.15pm on June 5.