Friends hold Two Rocks fundraiser for musician Debbie Tudisco following heart attack

Dana Queisser (Sun City Yacht Club commodore), Nina Campbell (Two Rocks), John Utley (vice commodore) and Edwina Eriwata-Smith. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Dana Queisser (Sun City Yacht Club commodore), Nina Campbell (Two Rocks), John Utley (vice commodore) and Edwina Eriwata-Smith. Photo: Martin Kennealey

FRIENDS and fans of musician Debbie Tudisco banded together recently to raise funds for her emergency medical costs.

Two Rocks resident Nina Campbell said the September 7 high tea at Sun City Yacht Club raised $1657 for her friend, who had a heart attack after returning from a holiday in England with her husband David a few weeks ago.

Musician Rupert Guenther.

“Debbie suffered from a heart attack prior to appearing on stage and has not fully recovered,” she said.

“Debbie has been moved to Fiona Stanley (Hospital) rehabilitation ward she has a long road ahead of her.

“I visited her Monday and Wednesday; she was in good spirits as we walked through the corridors into the food court area of Fiona Stanley singing at the top of our lungs – great therapy for her speech.

“As a fellow musician, she warmed to this and talked about appearing back on stage playing her trusty bass.

“Debbie, David and the medical team are working towards a positive outcome.”

Local businesses supported the fundraiser and classical electric blues violinist and singer-songwriter Rupert Guenther performed at the event.