About us at grant a wish

Grant A Wish is a fully registered charity based on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

Grant A Wish is all about making dreams come true and putting a smile back on people’s faces. It was set up by a scheme where people would nominate friends or family and every 3 months we would have a meeting and grant that special person a wish. Initially, it was funded by local businesses. They helped us to financially get off the ground and grant the first wishes. From there on we fundraised immensely along the Costa Blanca and we have done everything from fashion shows to auctions. We do a fun day now every year which is our annual event.

The team has grown since I started and we couldn’t have done this without the support of the Round Town News and local media, helping us to tell everybody about what we do and spread the word. We are really getting there now and we have grown enormously which makes me smile because it means we are doing our job and we are out there every single day helping people and it gives me great satisfaction.

Inspirational Story from One of Our Team Members

A COURAGEOUS golf steward who won his fight against cancer has triumphed in the final of a national golf tournament. Ian Bennett, 46, a steward at Ashton on Mersey Golf Club, came first in the final of the Licensed Trade Charity Event held at Longcliffe Golf Club, Loughborough.

He beat 63 other amateur golfers on the day – which came two years after he was diagnosed with cancer. Ian, from Davyhulme, said: “When the winner was announced there was no-one more surprised than myself. It was two years and four days after being diagnosed with cancer and it really was a fitting way, without realising it, to say I now feel I am fully recovered. What an incredible feeling!”

Doctors at Wythenshawe Hospital found a large malignant tumour attached to Ian’s tonsil during a routine tonsillectomy operation in October 2007, and subsequently diagnosed that the cancer had spread to lymph nodes in his neck. Ian began an intensive six-week session of radiotheraphy and chemotherapy sessions the following month at Christie’s, and was discharged two days before Christmas. He said: “It was very touch and go if I would come through it,I’m a very fortunate, lucky man. I’m very lucky that I had such phenomenal support from the consultants, surgeons and my friends and family.”

Ian’s wife, Ros, whom he married in 2006, had been widowed after losing her former husband to cancer. He said: “The support from my wife was just incredible. She is one of life’s true superstars, I know I wouldn’t have made it through this episode without her.” Following his experience, Ian dedicates some of his time to supporting other people who have been diagnosed with cancer, and aims to set up a website to support them. He said: “When you have cancer, you need to speak to someone that has gone through it. If just one person reads this story and it helps them then I will be a very happy man.”