Cliff and children waving goodbye on Dreamflight British Aiways

Waving Goodbye
photo: Nick Moorish/British Airways

‘Dreams come true with Dreamflight’

Sir Cliff Richard was on hand at Heathrow airport today Sunday 20 October to wave off 192 children on a British Airways ‘Dreamflight’ bound for Florida.

Dreamflight is a charity that offers seriously sick or ill children the holiday of a lifetime, to Disney World and Florida and has helped over 5,000 since it was set up 27 years ago. This is the 27th anniversary of the trip, which has been supported by British Airways from the beginning.

The specially liveried ‘Dreamflight’ aircraft will take the children to enjoy a fun filled 10-day trip to Florida, including a visit to Disney and Universal parks, and a swim with Dolphins at Sea Worlds’ discovery cove.

Sir Cliff is a long-term patron of the charity and Charlie Dimmock will be accompanying two children on the trip.

Sir Cliff Richard said: “ Dreamflight is a charity very close to my heart and I’m so pleased I can be part of this day to see the joy, and happiness this trip to Florida brings the children”.

British Airways captain Andrew Bean was honoured to be involved and said: “ I feel honoured to be flying the Dreamflight group of children to Florida. The children are such an inspiration to us all and it’s wonderful to be part of this special trip”.

Dreamflight say “Dreamflight is not just a holiday. The children leave their families behind giving them an opportunity to discover independence, confidence, and a whole new outlook on life. Often for the first time, these children realise that they are not alone, and they are not the odd one out. They see children around them who have also suffered, they gain perspective, and experience things they never thought possible.”

Here is some footage of Charlie in action.