Matthew Lewis Gives Children’s Dreamflight a Magical Send-Off
Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis recently helped charity organization Dreamflight give a special send-off to 200 children as they embarked on a grand adventure to Florida.
Dreamflight is an organization that helps young children with a serious illness or disability, usually between the ages of 8 and 14, gain independence by going on the vacation of a lifetime without their families. The children are selected once a year and along with a team of medical specialists, are sent on the ten-day trip to Orlando to visit many of the popular attractions the destination has to offer.
The charity started back in 1987 and since then, has sent more than 5,000 children from across the UK on these amazing trips, making their dreams come true.
Lewis, who was joined be TV presenter Konnie Huq, was more than willing to take the opportunity and see the excited youngsters on their way, many of whom have never been abroad before:
I read about what Dreamflight was and how amazing it was going to be for these kids that I jumped at the chance to be here. It’s been the most amazing day; it’s been a pleasure.
About the children and what it means to them to go on this holiday, he goes on to say,
All these kids have been looking forward to this for a really long time. It just takes me back to when I was a kid and went over to Orlando and saw some amazing things.
Some of these kids are so buzzing, and it just warms your heart so much to see their faces.
One excited passenger stated that she “didn’t think this was real” when picked to go on the holiday and is looking forward to visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
I am most looking forward to Harry Potter world. I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies.
I really like Neville Longbottom. I’ve seen him here today, and he looks so much different.
Andrew Bean, British Airways captain, also expressed his opinions on being the one to fly the children to their destination:
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 once-in-a-lifetime, special trip.