Barrry Jennings knows the effects of cancer first hand.
His wife of 33-years, Jennifer, is suffering from what he describes as a "horrible disease".
Mr Jennings who has been a keen musician for more than 60 years wants to do his bit to support the Breast Cancer Foundation.
He's proposing to hold a local concert, with all money raised to go to the foundation.
The electric guitar player getting a number of local musicians to perform at the concert.
"I'd love to be able to hold something at the School of Arts in Nowra," he said.
"And just support and raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation."
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He'd love to hear from any local fellow musicians who would be willing to donate their time or businesses or individuals who would like to contribute towards the cause.
"I've already had two other individual acts, a saxophonist and another guitarist who have offered their services," Mr Jennings said.
I just see this as a way I can, and hopefully the rest of the Shoalhaven can, do something to support the foundation and help fight this insidious disease that touches so many of us one way or another.Musician Barry Jennings
"I have been inspired by the wonderful medical staff, especially here in the Shoalhaven, who do such wonderful work.
"I just see this as a way I can, and hopefully the rest of the Shoalhaven can, do something to support the foundation and help fight this insidious disease that touches so many of us one way or another.
"I just want to do something that stands out."
Mr Jennings doesn't have a date for the proposed event at this stage but is "just throwing the idea out there to see what sort of response comes forward".
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"Of course we have to wait and see what happens with COVID and we would be waiting for things to settle down," he said.
His musical journey started in 1956 when he learnt the guitar.
"Over the years I've played in a number of bands," he said.
His first public performance was at the Nowra School of Arts in 1956, performing country and western music at that stage.
"There was a country concert in town and I was invited to play and one of my boyhood heroes Buddy Williams was in the crowd and I actually got to play a couple of songs with him, which was amazing," he said.
"That was 64 years ago and I've been at it ever since."
Over the years he has played with bands such as the Bill Ellis 5, the Pacifics, the Imperials and Driftwood just to name a few.
"Now I play at a number of local nursing homes on a regular basis," he said.
"I think there's about seven nursing homes around the district I visit on a rotational basis."
Although his performances over the past 18 months have been curtailed somewhat due to COVID, two years ago he performed more than 100 times.
He mainly plays music from the '50s, '60s and '70s or as he puts it "something you can understand".
He has also performed at the Nowra Library on a number of occasions for special events.
If you would like to be part of Barry's concert plans or support the event you can contact him on 0408 477760 or 0437 649412.