A dream come true for John

A dream come true for John

A lifelong dream to ‘sail the high seas’ saw Benetas Lovell House resident John Burnett do exactly that in March, thanks to the Benetas One Wish program. 

The program, which supports Benetas clients to realise a ‘once in a lifetime wish’, is part of our commitment to enhancing the quality of life of older people as they age.

After spending months planning out the trip with long-time Benetas volunteer Naresh Malhotra, the pair were able to finally tick the item off John’s ‘bucket list’ with a five day visit to the apple isle.

John and Naresh’s trip started with a much-anticipated voyage on the Spirit of Tasmania. The pair then drove from Hobart to Strahan before finishing in Devonport.

When asked about his highlights of the trip, John said that while he “really loved” Port Arthur, it was hard to pick only one special moment.

“Everything was wonderful, the ship was amazing and we had really great accommodation,” said John. “A big thank you to the Benetas One Wish program and Naresh for making this happen.”

The Benetas One Wish program is open to all Benetas clients, and is reliant on the generosity of donors.

To help make a wish like John’s come true for a member of the Benetas community, please visit www.benetas.com.au/donate or call 130023 63 82.

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