In 1973, Dr Wright - real name Dr John Knight - set up the MediAid Foundation with his wife, Noreen, a registered nurse, to provide low-cost accommodation in Sydney and on the Gold Coast to elderly people with financial, health or disability issues. In 1998 Dr Wright was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for his media outreach and the work of the MediAid Foundation. www.mediaid.org.au
In 2010 Expos held at Runaway Bay Community Centre in March and Broadbeach Community Centre in July were opened by Dr Wright, who gave seniors tips on how to live a long and healthy life. The much-loved doctor is a great supporter of the Seniors Expos and will attend when his many other commitments in Sydney allow.
We appreciate the support of the much-loved 'media medic'.