Each year, 192 deserving children from all over the U.K. travel to Orlando, Fla., for 10 fun-filled days at the amusement parks. Accompanied by health care professionals and other volunteers, seriously-ill yet courageous children aged 8-14 board a chartered Boeing 747 aircraft to begin a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.
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 Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, 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 Inc. has volunteered its services to this extraordinary cause. Each year, we retrieve and deliver all excess 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.