Every year, the U.K. based charity Dreamflight sends 192 very deserving children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. Accompanied by health care professionals and other volunteers, these courageous children ages 8-14 board a chartered Boeing 747 aircraft to begin a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the sunshine state for 10 magical days of fun and excitement.
Upon arrival in Orlando, the children are treated to a water salute aboard the aircraft followed by an Orange County Police escort from the airport to the hotel. The next 10 days are filled with adventures at Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando®, SeaWorld® Orlando, and Discovery Cove. The entire experience is a wonderful and indispensable escape from the reality — with activities ranging from meeting Disney characters to swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove.
Since 2009, Bags® has volunteered its luggage delivery service to this extraordinary cause. Each year, we retrieve and deliver all baggage between the airport and hotels at arrival and departure. It’s our small way of contributing to a valuable occasion where children can develop confidence, independence, and a new outlook on life as they develop relationships with other children experiencing similar challenges.
For more information about the event, visit Dreamflight.org.