By magicalgetaway_admin / January 3, 2019

TIME TO RECONNECT

TIME TO RECONNECT AS A FAMILY Sarah Joyce and her family started to experience domestic violence in 2012. What started as emotional abuse, soon lead to domestic violence towards Sarah and her four children, Nevaeh (7), Nephi (6), Nakai (3)…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / November 27, 2018

HOPE & SPECIAL MEMORIES

HOPE & SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR 2 GRANDPARENTS & THEIR 2 GRANDCHILDREN Hope and special memories were created for two grandparents, Julie and John, and their two grandchildren, Jane, aged 11, and Sam, aged 9, when they went on their first ever holiday to Lorne from 26…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / November 4, 2018

INAUGURAL SOCIAL TOURISM FORUM IN AUSTRALIA

CONGRATS ON AN IMPRESSIVE EVENT! We are in awe of the support we received on Friday 19 October at the inaugural Social Tourism Forum in Australia. Huge thanks to everyone who joined us on the day. “Congrats on an impressive…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / July 7, 2018

SURF COAST TIMES ARTICLE

Business helps family have a magical Lorne holiday BY JAMES TAYLOR  The Magical Getaway Foundation helped co-ordinate the holiday in Lorne for the family of five.  FIVE Lorne businesses generously offered their support to the Magical Getaway Foundation to give a…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / April 14, 2018

NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW BEGINNINGS Last week we were accepted as a new member of the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO).  The Magical Getaway Foundation is the inaugural member in Australia. The ISTO, initially created under the name International Bureau for Social Tourism…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / March 26, 2018

GIVING WITH NO EXPECTATION

GIVING WITH NO EXPECTATION   March Newsletter This newsletter is dedicated to 5 extraordinary people who have given to the Foundation, with no expectation of any acknowledgement. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / December 29, 2017

HOLIDAY TO THE SEASIDE

HOLIDAY TO THE SEASIDE The Swinges are a considerable size family of seven. Rachel and Adrian have five children, their names are Evelyn, Isabell, Caleb, Olivia & Ariel. The twins, Evelyn & Isabell were born at 27 weeks, with Evelyn…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / December 6, 2017

BRINGING JOY TO OTHERS

Bringing Joy to Others In December 2017, the Swinge family were gifted their first ever holiday to Lorne for 6 days. Along with all the other surprises, each of the children received a handmade bear, which when squeezed gave this…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / November 30, 2017

THE SMILE THAT LIT UP THE ROOM

The Smile That Lit Up the Room Josiah is an eight year old boy who has a chromosomal abnormality. He lives with his parents and his older sister, Floreign, in a suburb of Melbourne. He is fed by a gastrostomy tube…

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By magicalgetaway_admin / November 10, 2017

PIONEERING SOCIAL TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA

PIONEERING SOCIAL TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA What is Social Tourism? Have you ever heard of it before? There are many people in Australia who have never heard of social tourism, and many others who only have the vaguest idea of what it…

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