The BC Club have once more given their support to Dreamflight, the UK children’s charity that changes young lives by taking children with a serious illness or disability, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 trip had to be cancelled so the organisers set about raising £40,000 via The Big Give to offer the children who missed out a special treat.
BC Club Chairman, Shan Seewooruthun, was only too happy to donate an amazing £10,000 on behalf of the generous members of The BC Club.
Established in 1987, Dreamflight take 192 children from across the UK on board a privately-hired aircraft to Orlando each October. Parents are not allowed, but instead a huge volunteer team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other helpers look after the children for 10 days.
Dreamflight is not just a holiday; it does something that medicine can’t. The children get the opportunity to discover independence, confidence, and a whole new outlook on life. Often for the first time, they realise that they are not the odd one out. They gain perspective and experience things that they never thought possible.
Most of the children nominated for this year’s trip will be considered for Dreamflight 2021 but unfortunately, some will not be able to wait due to their age or deteriorating medical condition. For those children, the charity are hoping to provide a special treat and they have raised over their £40,000 target to do just that.
“We are very grateful for the BC Club’s generous donation. Thanks to them and our other supporters, we can give our 2020 children something to look forward to after all ” said Lisa Bishop, Fundraising & Communications Manager.
The BC Club is a group of like-minded, generous and above all, friendly and welcoming businessmen, based across Dorset & Hampshire, who all have one common goal: combining a good day out and having fun, with raising money for local deserving charities or individuals that genuinely require help.