Dreamflight

Dreamflight 2016: Changing Children's Lives

Each October Dreamflight charters a Boeing 747 and takes 192 children, with a serious illness or disability, together with a full medical team of volunteer doctors, physiotherapists and nurses, as well as non-medical helpers, for a 10 day stay. The children leave their families behind giving them an

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1117303)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£24,300

Amount raised

£50,727

Donations

40

Situation

Unfortunately there are too many deserving children across the UK suffering with a serious illness or disability, and many also from deprived backgrounds. Often they are cared for round-the-clock by their families and carers, and rarely get to experience the things other children might experience. Aside from the pain and discomfort of their illness, they often feel they are alone or the ‘odd one out’, a sense that can stay with children throughout their lives. Dreamflight aims to change this.

Solution

Dreamflight aims to help these children realise their potential by doing something medicine can’t: give confidence, independence and a sense of fun. With the help of our team of volunteer doctors, physiotherapists and other volunteers we take the children without their parents on their 'holiday of a lifetime' to meet others in a similar situation and develop lifelong friendships, as well as experiencing the thrills of the theme parks in Orlando during their 10-day trip.