Co-founded by retired British Airways cabin crew member Patricia Pearce MBE, Dreamflight is a registered UK charity that changes young lives by taking seriously ill and disabled children from all over the UK on a life-changing holiday to Orlando. Dreamflight, which has operated every year since 1987, believes that fun and joy are just as important as medical research and equipment.
A British Airways Boeing 747 is chartered once per year and children spend 10 magical days away from family, to discover independence, confidence, and a whole new outlook on life. Many could not undertake such a trip without the support of the army of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and non-medical volunteers who care for the children 24 hours a day.
Dreamflight children have gone on to amazing achievements. In 2008, eight of the Paralympians who competed in Beijing, including the charity’s patron Liz Johnson, had been Dreamflight children. Liz went on to win Gold in the 100m Breastroke at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics and she now provides great support for Dreamflight and is an inspiration for the children with her story of success as a world-class athlete.
For more information visit www.dreamflight.org