26 March 2018

The trip of a lifetime

The Malvern East Community enjoy hearing the adventures of Betty and her time in Kenya in 2009.

She was inspired to travel to Kenya after reading about the incredible environmental work done by Kuki Gallmann.
Betty’s travel agent contacted Kuki and asked whether Betty could take a trip to her white rhino sanctuary.

Although she was no longer taking bookings, Kuki kindly allowed Betty and her friend to visit.

The adventure began with hiring a small plane from Nairobi to the sanctuary and flying in with guards who never left their side. Betty was told by her host that it was a dangerous place and that they would need to be guarded 24 hours a day.

It was a breathtaking plane trip over rugged mountainous terrain, and a balloon trip was just as memorable.

Betty was fortunate enough to have coffee with Kuki and hear about her dedication to saving white rhinos. Kuki also spoke of a kindergarten, and Betty was able to help support this cause by rallying her friends to knit jumpers for the children.

Betty speaks with passion when she describes the trip as ‘the best experience ever’.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of sanctuarys like Kuki’s, the last male white rhino died in 2018.

Music buffs

Arcare Aged Care Malvern East Music Buffs
John and Leah couldn’t help but join Brian for a marvellous performance during one of the Malvern East Community’s recent happy hours.

Brian, who comes in once a month, also runs a challenging music quiz for all the music buffs in the community.

The questions aren’t always easy, but there are always a few chocolate prizes handed out for the most knowledgeable buffs.

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