Dave’s burn-aversary set to benefit others
MANY in the community would remember Dave Andersen, the local yachtie who received burns to 90% of his body when his boat exploded in April last year.
The region came together in the wake of the tragedy, raising much needed funds for the Andersens – and now Dave wants to give back.
On April 8, Dave’s “burnaversary”, as he likes to call it, will raise funds for the burns unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the doctors, the nurses, the physios; everybody at the Royal Brisbane Hospital has been fantastic,” Mr Andersen said.
“The only negative I have about the whole hospital system I went though is that it’s under funded.”
Mr Andersen said the money raised last year through the What A Difference A Dave Makes campaign had kept them going over the past 12 months.
“I didn’t think I knew as many people as donated, let alone they liked me enough to give my family money,” he joked.
“I know it’s a big ask, but I’m hoping the community will give just a little bit more to help out every other person that has to go through this awful thing that is a major burns trauma.”
To be hosted at Banjo’s Bar and Grill from 4pm, there is
GIVING BACK: Banjos Bar and Bistro’s Jessie Cleary and owner Joanne Cutler with (centre) Dave and Simone Andersen.