Bago Magic's Chris Wood is heading to Longreach

True spirit: Bago Magic's Chris Wood is looking forward to visiting Longreach thanks to the support of Elders Real Estate's Robyn Gleeson. Centacare's Don Mckenzie, far left, looks on with Elders staff members. Photo: supplied
True spirit: Bago Magic's Chris Wood is looking forward to visiting Longreach thanks to the support of Elders Real Estate's Robyn Gleeson. Centacare's Don Mckenzie, far left, looks on with Elders staff members. Photo: supplied

Centacare’s, Bago Magic Performance Group participant, Chris Wood, is heading to Longreach.

Chris has had his dream brewing for the past two years and it is now reality thanks to the support of a Port Macquarie real estate agent.

Elders Real Estate presented Chris a $400 cheque to help offset costs involved in visiting Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback train.

Chris's dream started when he was shown footage of the Outback Spectacular by a support worker at Bago Magic.  

In May, Chris spoke about his dream to visit Longreach in the short film “I Am” produced by Bago Magic for the Focus on Ability Short Film festival. 

Chris will embark on an eight-day train journey with a small group leaving from Brisbane on September 4. 

It will be his first trip away on his own.

The journey will include visiting museums, the Three Sisters rock formation, and visiting the town of Winton. In total, the train ride will be around 24 hours long, ending in the town of Longreach. 

Manager of Community Services for Centacare, Port Macquarie and Kempsey, Don Mackenzie, thanked Elders for their support and helping turn Chris's dream into reality.

Elders' general manager, Robyn Gleeson, became aware of the film through her daughter.

"Bago Magic is such a wonderful group in our local community," she said. 

“It was such a wonderful film, I then saw Chris was the one of the participants and thought Elders could somehow help out to achieve his dream.”

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