Saturday, 1 January 2011

2011 ONE-WISH and beyond

First and foremost may I wish everyone a Happy New Year and may all your wishes, and dreams become a reality in 2011…….

2010 has been another fantastic year for one-wish, not only have we received over 7,000 wishes from different people, from different countries from around “our” world, but it’s given me the opportunity to meet and make many new friends, friends I would not have known if it wasn’t for one-wish.

I would just like to take this brief opportunity to mention a couple of friends I have met through one-wish who are both exceptional and wonderful people, Wendy and Tom Rees. Wendy is a BEST selling author of six books whose latest book is “Dog Lover's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Living a Rich Life with Your Dog”. Wendy amazingly manages to find the time to run her own website along with a blog which is a must visit especially if you like our four legged friends. The blog is called and is an absolutely fantastic, fun and informative site for both adults and children alike.

Tom is a very creative guy with a vision, a vision to help others in need and is the creator and founder of who have focused their attention and developed the largest single database of sober livings and halfway houses in the US with the sole purpose of helping those who truly need the help and support of others. Tom also runs his own blog and once again I must recommend a visit to all of Tom’s sites as I believe just like I did that you will certainly gain a different and clearer perspective and understanding of life outside “our” own.

Both Wendy and Tom have become very good friends, and I am glad that thanks to one-wish that I have had the opportunity to get to know and meet these wonderful people in person.

I would also like to make a special mention for Wendy’s sister, Carol Ann Emquies who is the chairman of the Africa Schoolhouse Foundation who are committed to building sustainable school communities for children in underserved areas of Africa. Their goal is to aid the progress of learning using modern technology and environmentally conscious methods while safeguarding the traditional teachings of cultural heritage.

Thanks to Carol and her team at the Africa Schoolhouse Foundation the children of Ntulya Village now enjoy a much higher standard of education than they may otherwise have received. It’s absolutely wonderful and very inspirational to see the continued development of the facilities now being made available at the Ntulya Primary School which in turn is giving every single child the same opportunity and chance in life as those of our very own children. This is such a worthwhile organisation, and it is the children who are the true beneficiaries of such a wonderful organisation. For more information on their great work just log onto the

Now back to the events on one-wish.

Events have continued to move at a pace here at one-wish during the year. We have had over 2,000 people subscribe to the one-wish mailing list to be kept in touch with the latest happenings and offerings on one-wish.

The ONE-WISH Pledge campaign which was started way back in 2009 in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK has continued to gain momentum, so without any doubt I have decided to continue the campaign indefinitely.

Therefore, for every single person who makes a wish on between the 1 January 2011 – 30 June 2011, I promise to continue to donate 1p per wish to the following charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. This may not sound much but hopefully if everyone reading this pledge makes a wish and shares this with their family and friends this will soon add up. My third payment to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK was made on the 1 January 2011 as promised.

Please help me to help others and thank you for your continued support…….

Finally, just a little reminder of 10 GREAT reasons to discover what one-wish can do for you.

• Submit YOUR most desired wish online via a simple, easy to use web-form.

• Scroll through over 7,000 wishes from people from around “Our World” all of which have been categorised for you into easy to follow sections: Love, Money, Fame and many, many more.

• Start shopping for the New Year in the NEW ONE-WISH Online Store in association with AMAZON. You can buy anything from the latest DVD to a new MP3 Player or even a vacuum cleaner if that’s what you need, directly and online without even leaving one-wish.

• Tweet your favourite part of one-wish to your followers.

• Come along and JOIN one-wish as a Friend and become a part of one-wish.

• Enter our Monthly Prize Draw for a box of one-wish Goodies

• Share any part or feature you like on one-wish with your friends and family….on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and many more social websites with just the click of your mouse.

• Submit and follow a Good News story or just read the wonderful things that have been happening around our world.

• Subscribe to the NEW one-wish news channel (RSS) and be the FIRST to know of the new and exciting developments on one-wish, FIRST for great offers, FIRST for competitions and more……..

• A new, clean and fresh looking website layout with very easy to follow navigation, you won’t get lost on one-wish.

All the above is just a taster of what is now on offer to you at one-wish, so I really hope that when you have a few minutes to spare you will drop by and discover for yourself the wonderful goings on at one-wish.

In 2008 I created and founded my website with the sole aim of eventually helping others and one day this aim will become a reality, a reality not for commerce but for each and everyone of us, a place where sincerity, honesty and goodness will prevail and bring hope and a little joy of Christmas closer to those whom only wish to enjoy the same peace and harmony you, and I are both enjoying today.

My own philosophy on life has always and will remain simple “If I can help to make someone’s life easier, happier and fulfilling for at least one day, then this alone is good enough for me, why complicate life. Tomorrow is not a guarantee for anyone, but if I’m lucky enough to be here then let me make a difference, no matter how small that difference may be.

Always remember one thing, life is a gift and is for living, live it to its fullest everyday. I believe I am who I am because of everyone, not just because of who I am.

Thank you for sparing a few minutes to read this update, and finally I would like to thank each and everyone of you who has so kindly visited my website, because if it wasn’t for you my website would not be the success it is today!

Many Thanks
Kind Regards

Ps: The grass may look greener on the other side but life will always throw up some twist and turns for all of us, some for good and some for bad, but it’s how we react and respond to these events that truly define the person we will eventually become and lead us to our destiny.