The trip of a lifetime
5 December 2013

The trip of a lifetime

Bruce, a Benetas community care client, will realise his dream of visiting every Australian state, and spend Christmas with family, thanks to the Benetas One Wish Program.

Bruce, who lives in Horsham, received an invitation from the mother of his late partner, Sue, to spend Christmas with their family in Tasmania. Bruce told his Benetas Care Manager, Marsha, that although he really wanted to go, he could not afford it.

Thanks to the Benetas One Wish program, Bruce has received funding that will support him with all his transport fares throughout his one month holiday.

“A few weeks after speaking to Marsha, she calls me up and says ‘You’re going to Tassie for Christmas’,” Bruce laughs.

“I used to be a rodeo rider, and through that I’ve been to every state in Australia eight times; I’ve travelled three quarters of the world. But I’ve never been to Tasmania. I’m over the moon. It if wasn’t for Benetas, I wouldn’t be going. I’m really, really looking forward to it,” Bruce said.

To make a difference to someone like Bruce, go to or call 03 8823 7900 to make a donation to the Benetas One Wish program.