Canowindra’s very own Tommy Jeffs has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, named in the Australia Day honours list for 2020 for his services to the hospitality industry.
“Over the past 50 years I’ve raised $1.2million for charities in Cowra, Canowindra, Orange and Port Macquarie, $300,000 of that has been raised in and around Cowra and Canowindra,” said Tommy.
“Tallulah” Tommy’s drag queen alter ego has been responsible for raising a lot of this money.
Tommy was very excited to let the Phoenix know when he found out about the award back in December.
Tommy has been a real boost for Canowindra, first taking over the Deli Lama Café and more recently running Montrose House in Gaskill St as a function venue and B&B.
Mr Jeffs has been heavily involved in fundraising for the Canowindra Tigers, Canowindra Pre-School Kindergarten Inc and The Gooloogong Log Cabin over the years and is currently in the process of applying for a grant to get the Canowindra silos painted.
Well done to Tommy on a very well deserved medal, you are an asset to our town!