Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2020 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Belinda Currie, Tunarama Ambassador 2020!! Belinda was sponsored by Mitre 10 Port Lincoln and raised funds for Royal Flying Doctor Service.

<< Back to 2012

Tess Watson

I’m 20 years old and born and bred in our beautiful city Port Lincoln. I am currently studying my Certificate 3 in Aged Care. I then plan to continue my studies with a Diploma of Nursing (EN) to then go on and complete my registered nursing at university. I have three jobs, for the Sarin Group I work in the Property office and I teach 2 to 4 year olds swimming at the Port Lincoln Pool, also at Jeans N Gear which is one of three clothing stores my parents own.  With this diversity, along with the Tunarama Quest I am creating a happy medium and look forward to the journey ahead.

I play in the Port Lincoln Netball Association for the A grade Boston Tigers, who are currently top of the ladder, and during summer I play basketball for Rangers A grade, and we were bottom of the ladder… I have always played sports and assisted in off court duties including umpiring, coaching and working in the canteen and club bar. Participating in these sports has given me the opportunity to represent Port Lincoln in carnivals held around the state. It also broadens my horizons by meeting new people of all age groups and having the chance to travel.

Miss Sarin Group – Tess Watson fundraising for Riding for the Disabled and Cando4kids

In 2009 I completed my schooling at Port Lincoln High, graduating with the Zonta Award for being prepared to support and work with disadvantaged students. Throughout my years at PLHS I received achievement awards, represented the SRC and had leadership roles such as house captain.

I am entering the Quest as Miss Sarin Group and would really like to thank them for my sponsorship. I hope to raise as much funds as possible for my chosen charities, Riding for the Disabled – Port Lincoln and CanDo4Kids (Lower EP). I chose these charities as they have both worked with my nephew Cooper who has Ocular Albinism. Seeing what a great job they do and the improvement in children’s confidence and physical strength is amazing.

CanDo4Kids offer resources and support for children who have visual and hearing impairments. However, the accessibility is limited due to lack of funding. I hope the money raised can increase the convenience for children and families on the Lower Eyre Peninsula. This will assist children in our community to complete their schooling with the necessary resources and participate in specialised activities.

Riding for the Disabled is run entirely by volunteers and is a non-profit organisation. The money that I raise will be going towards a long term project an indoor arena which will cost over $100,000.  This arena will mean the riders won’t miss out due to bad weather and will be great to hold clinics in.

To promote all my fundraisers I have set up a website and face book group, so please take a look and you will be continually updated on up and coming events, as well as the option to safely donate.

I hope the community can get behind my events and fundraisers as we can all assist with improving the opportunities for our local children.

Thank you


Tess Watson