Fulfilling the wishes of Palliative Care Patients


The absolutely delightful Marian Kidd has metastatic Breast Cancer which has spread to her bones.

Marian is such a gracious lady and has almost apologetically asked for this special wish.

It has been such a pleasure to work with Marian to ensure that her wish comes true. And this weekend her dream to travel with her husband, Terry, on the Tranz Scenic Alpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth will be realized! Yippee!

We will follow Marian and Terry as they travel to Christchurch. Marian and Terry will be collected by Corporate Cabs who will deliver this gorgeous couple to the Sudima Hotels & Resorts Airport hotel for a night's stay (including dinner and breakfast). On Saturday morning Corporate Cabs will take Terry and Marian to the train station. The Great Journeys of New Zealand  (previously KiwiRail) have organised them to travel over to Greymouth on the Tranz Alpine.
Once in Greymouth, Neil from Apex Car Rentals - Greymouth City  will have a car ready for Mr and Mrs Kidd for the duration of their stay on the Coast. The Ashley Hotel Greymouth will look after their accommodation needs. They will eat at the local Bonzai Cafe  and on Sunday will travel to Hokitika for their lunch appointment at Stella Cafe Hokitika. On the return trip from Hokitika they will drop into Shantytown for a little bit of history!!
It will be back on the Tranz Alpine on Monday, another night at the Sudima and a flight back to Auckland on Tuesday!

Goodness they will be exhausted by the time they get back to Auckland!

A huge thank you to the communities of Christchurch, Greymouth and Hokitika for your kindness and compassion.

Marian and Terry we wish you the best time ever.