The wonderful Eddi Reader is the guest of honour at this month’s Karingal Appeal Launch Concert. Born in Glasgow, Reader found fame with acoustic pop outfit Fairground Attraction. Although a short-lived band, they had a monster hit with ‘Perfect’. She released her tenth album, Vagabond, in February. All funds raised will assist in the building of The Eastern Geelong Community Centre, a new inclusive space that will provide recreational, social, cultural, economic, community and health benefits for people in the Eastern Geelong region. Reader: “I am honoured to be an Ambassador for the Karingal Appeal. Community and education are close to my heart, and I believe totally in inclusive practice, ensuring arts, education and community programs are available to all people with and without a disability. I have researched with great interest the work Karingal has done over the past 62 years, and it is a real privilege to be associated with an organisation dedicated to enriching people’s lives through support, advocacy, partnership and choice. I hope you join me and support the Karingal Appeal to raise funds to build the Eastern Geelong Community Centre, and be a part of my final concert on my 2014 Australian tour.” Tim McCallum will also perform, while ABC’s Hilary Harper will host. Deakin’s Costa Hall @ GPAC – June 25.