Bendigo police Sergeant celebrated in song

CHRISTIAN Pearse’s performance of the Foo Fighters’ Times Like These was the highlight of the show that paid tribute to his father Craig on Saturday night at Bendigo’s The Allies Hotel.

More than 200 family and friends attended the celebration of the life of the Bendigo and Maryborough police sergeant and drummer of cover band the Grinners, who died suddenly of a heart attack in 2011. 

Grinners band member Scott McHugh said Christian’s acoustic version of the Foo Fighters song was a crowd favourite.

“That was really lovely for that to happen,” he said.

“It was really fitting tribute to his father and really well received.

“Overall the show went off really well.”

The Bendigo Police Blue Ribbon Association Appeal will receive money raised from the raffle of a 40-inch Samsung television donated by Danny Clapp Good Guys held on the night.

Mr McHugh said there were plans to make the tribute show an annual event, raising money for other charities Mr Pearse supported through his life.

“Craig had other interests. He had a very keen interest in supporting Bendigo youth,” he said.

“It was such a successful night so we thought it might be a good opportunity to do something like this yearly and raise money for different community groups.” 

FITTING TRIBUTE: Andy Garlick, Christian Pearse and Damien Jenkins.

FITTING TRIBUTE: Andy Garlick, Christian Pearse and Damien Jenkins.


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