Dreamflight

Dreamflight 2015: Changing Children's Lives

To help 12 children with a serious illness or disability to realise their potential, by taking them on a 10-day life-changing trip to Orlando. The children, aged 8-14, will be selected from across the UK, and we aim to reach those who will most benefit from such an opportunity.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1117303)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£40,497

Donations

25

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

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.