DreamflightDreamflight was co-founded in 1986 by Patricia Pearce and Derek Pereira, both of whom worked for British Airways. Patricia had previously helped to organise a BA project, Skyride, which raised money to take underprivileged children on a one-hour ‘Christmas party’ flight. Patricia and Derek decided to go a step further and raise money to take deserving children to Walt Disney World, and Dreamflight was born.
After recruiting volunteer doctors, nurses and physiotherapists from around the UK, as well as fundraisers and helpers from all walks of life, the first trip took place in November 1987. Dreamflight has operated every year since, and over 5,000 children have now taken part in their ‘holiday of a lifetime’.
Dreamflight is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity no 1117303) and Scotland (SC044892). It is governed by a Board of Trustees, and its day to day operations are managed by the Director, along with a small team in our Chesham office.