Dick and Dom (Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood), quadruple BAFTA-winning children’s TV presenters, became Dreamflight Patrons a couple of years ago, stating: “"It’s such a privilege to become patrons of Dreamflight. It is an amazing charity helping some very poorly children's dreams come true, and building their confidence on an incredible journey to Florida." The funny duo join us on the evening before the flight every year to host a fabulous welcome party for the children.
Having been a Dreamflight child herself in 1997, Liz followed her dreams and has gone on to great achievements, including winning Gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics in the 100m Breaststroke. More than 10 years after her Dreamflight experience, and now a Patron of the charity, Liz provides great support for Dreamflight and is an inspiration for the children with her story of success as a world-class athlete.
One of the world’s leading Golfers, Ian is passionate about his charitable work and is a great supporter of Dreamflight. As a Patron of the charity, Ian has seen first hand the work of Dreamflight from his home in Florida. "If I can do anything with what I do in the game of golf to see these kids benefit, I’m happy to do more and more, to make sure we get more and more children to Orlando having the time of their lives."
Charlie has been involved with Dreamflight since 2004 and has been on every annual trip since. As well as being a Patron of the charity, Charlie undertakes the role of Children’s Escort on Dreamflight, looking after two children for 15 hours a day, every day. Charlie’s passion for, and care of the children, is apparent to everyone involved at Dreamflight and her support is invaluable.