Lo­cal scores rare gui­tar to help stranger

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY -

AIR­LIE Beach res­i­dent Ben Evans doesn’t know Dave An­der­sen, a lo­cal yachtie who was se­verely burnt in a boat fire and is cur­rently fight­ing for his life in Bris­bane.

Mr Evans was just so moved by the com­mu­nity sup­port Mr An­der­sen and his fam­ily re­ceived that he had to jump on board too.

At Air­lie Fight Night’s re­cent auc­tion for a fundraiser in Mr An­der­son’s name, What a Dif­fer­ence a Dave Makes, mu­si­cian Pete Bek put for­ward a spe­cial edi­tion Guild Cross­roads from 1987.

Only 24 had been made and Pete owned num­ber four.

Mr Evans was ea­ger to bid that night and when he saw the gui­tar, he knew he had his name on it.

“My brother in Syd­ney col­lects gui­tars so it all turned out per­fectly,” he said.

The gui­tar went for $1500.

TOUCH­ING MO­MENT: Dave’s chil­dren Alex and Daniel An­der­sen, mu­si­cian Pete Bek with Can­non­vale res­i­dent Ben Evans and his limited-edi­tion gui­tar. Photo: Char­lotte Lam

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