Well-wishers gather at Telek concert

Fans and well-wishers of George Telek gathered in numbers on Saturday night at the Lamana Gold Club in Port Moresby to help raise funds for the musician’s medical appeal.

The artist was recently diagnosed with mouth cancer.

Lamana hotel as well as major sponsors PNGFM and supporting artists have all come on board to pledge support to the musician to help in get funding for his treatment.

The night was a celebration of the PNG Music Legend through a mix of musical entertainment with fans and well-wishers reveling in the opportunity to give back to Telek.

Present to entertain the crowd were fellow Tolai artists Saii Kay, Uralom Kania, Patti Potts Doi and the Masterpiece band.

Lamana’s assistant hotel manager, Jacquie Simons, thanked the crowd, explaining that the event was a month in the making.

Simons also took the opportunity to take a moment of silence for the late music showman, Moses Tau, who passed away on May 16th.

She revealed that Lamana was also planning to help Tau raise funds for his medical appeal as well next month.

Meantime, Telek was fortunate enough to receive immediate surgery in Brisbane with the majority of costs being met by local doctors.

The funding from this concert will go towards his post-surgery chemotherapy treatment in Brisbane.

Julianna Waeda