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Grant a Wish to one deserving Costa Blanca young man

THOMAS BARNES is a six-year-old boy who was born with a significant hearing difficulty and, as he has grown, his hearing aids which are vital for him to enjoy a happy life have become too small.

In Javea where the family live, the local hospital is unable or unwilling to spend the money to let this little boy live his life without a blank silence so the only option appears to spend €8,000 – which the family can’t afford – on bone conduction aids.

Aware of the need to help this vulnerable little boy, Jody Bell, founder of Grant a Wish has once again risen to help the cause and with the kind assistance of Franco, owner of Oceana Club will be hosting a dinner in aid of Tommy at the restaurant in Benissa on Thursday May 31.

Franco who is himself an accomplished chef will return to the kitchen to cook the succulent menu that he has devised and Jody is putting herself up for sponsorship to be your waitress for the night.

There will be a minimum charge of €20 per head, however, anything you put in the envelope in excess of €20 will go to the Grant a Wish charity to assist Tommy to get his much-needed hearing aid surgery.

To help raise additional funds there will be a blind auction and champagne table raffle, so please reserve your places and the fun as well as helping to contribute to raise funds for Tommy’s much-needed hearing apparatus costing €8,000.

Contact Oceana Club, Avenida La Marina n°333 les Basetes, Benissa 03720 by calling 634 313 924 or visit

• If you can’t make the event but want to help Tommy his appeal can be viewed at

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