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TESTIMONIALS

There’s no-one better equipped to describe an Aspire Holiday than our clients and their families.

Feedback is terribly important to us to ensure we continue to offer top-notch holiday experiences.

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Hi Simon,

I would like to say a big thank you to yourself, Dennis and Jo for your assistance with Stephens Holiday. Stephen had such a great time and after viewing his photos it’s clear Dennis and Jo went above and beyond.

I have no doubt that this holiday will remain in Stephens mind as one of the best experiences of his life (the first thing he told me when he got home is that he wants to go again) Please pass on my thanks to Dennis and Jo for making Stephen feel like a king for the week, I really appreciate their enthusiasm and dedication to their clients.

Thanks

Sean Murray

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Hi Simon,

As the sole carer for my 2 adult children who have myotonic dystrophy, I found it emotionally painful to take breaks away without feeling sad and guilty that I was out there experiencing new adventures, people & places whilst they were unable to expand their own little world beyond their home town of Byron Bay.

Whilst booking a trip for myself to Antarctica I was told about Aspire Assisted Holidays for people with disabilities run by Simon Crethar.

We were picked up at our front door and arrived at Brisbane Airport to meet the rest of the 22 strong group which included a Registered Nurse in Disabilities as well as disability support workers employed on a 3:1 client to staff ratio. Everything was made easy for us, with all Entry Fees to parks, visas, porters and wheelchairs previously organised to make our airport entry & exits go smoothly.

I was blown away by how easily this extraordinary group got on together. It was heart-warming to see how quickly and naturally they formed bonds, I felt very privileged to see them in this light and felt very sad that their parents missed out on the wonderful experience of seeing their children so exuberantly happy, productive, vital and alive.

The hardest part for me as a carer is seeing how apathetic the disabled become due to lack of stimulation and how little there is to look forward to in their lives. Carers, and that includes me, are usually too exhausted to organize things for them to do and this is the reason why I immediately recognised the potential of Aspire. I am so grateful to Simon Crethar for putting this trip together and for giving these special people the best holiday they have ever had.

I know my story will seem like an advert for Simon’s new travel business, and it is! Parents and carers need to know they can give their charges variety, and a reason to get out of bed and to add the spice of life that they are missing out on.

Barbara Turner
Byron Bay

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Dear Simon,

I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and your staff for providing our daughter with the most amazing trip to Bali. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t have a smile on her face recalling the time she spent with you and your group.

As parents caring for our daughter it was exactly what we needed. Our daughter to experience an overseas holiday and as parents for us to have a break.

What a wonderful and inspirational person you are and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Looking forward to sending our daughter to Vietnam with your group in May.

Peter & Helen Mortenson

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Hi Simon,

As the sister of a mentally challenged 50 year old, what a wonderful feeling to have him want to get out of bed and go to the sheltered workshop to save towards his Vietnam trip.

After traveling with you on your Bali trip, I can’t believe the change in his daily moods.

He now has something to look forward to each day.

What a wonderful experience you have opened him up to. –

Thank you

Sharon Parmenter

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Dear Simon,

I just wanted to say that Bali was my first overseas holiday and I had such a great time with the group.

I had so much fun and cannot wait to go to Vietnam in May!

Becky
Client

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Hi Simon

Our client Raymond has just returned from his holiday in Wollongong. I’m sure when things go wrong you get feedback but I would like to give some positive feedback and let you know that Raymond thoroughly enjoyed his holiday with Graham.

Ray said he had a wonderful holiday and would like to go on his next holiday with Graham.

Many thanks,

Paula

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I’ve just had the pleasure of spending some time on a few of the outings that guests of Aspire Supported Holidays had on their last trip to Bali. I’m fortunate enough to live here and catch up with these amazing people when they come over.

We all had such a great time. I can vouch for Simon and the team – they are wonderful. Sue is an outstanding carer and friend, and the guests love her.

I’m sure Viv and Will and anyone else that can go over to Thailand next year will have the best time.

Louise Badman

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Hi Simon,

Just a quick thank you for providing Kathy a well organised holiday which she enjoyed immensely.

Your professional approach and quick responses made it very easy for us to deal with Aspire and we appreciate the diligence you offer.

Her thanks also to your Support Personnel as her companion who she still talks about.

Kathy’s folks also enjoyed the attention and company your Support Personnel gave to Kathy.

Kathy is looking forward to her next trip to Cairns and I’m sure your Company will be involved.

Many thanks

Carol
Key Worker

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