For the record
Johnathon Dunkerly has been interested in DJing for a while and has record decks in his room. His dream was to be a DJ for the day, so he went on a two-day DJing course at Sheffield College of Music to learn the skills he needed. He had one-to-one tuition and learned how to mix tracks and choose records to make a good set. Dunkerly hopes to play at the Time nightclub in Derby, where a group supported by Dimensions runs a night for other people with learning disabilities.
Putting on the Ritz
Christine Gowans had always dreamed of staying at the five-star Ritz hotel in Piccadilly, London. Dimensions booked her a trip with a show, a night at the hotel and a four-course meal. She had a fantastic time, and cried on seeing her room. Her reaction? “I’m so happy that I achieved my dream,” she says. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Nina Ramskill’s dream was originally to fly in a hot air balloon or helicopter but, after much searching, Dimensions couldn’t find anyone who could arrange this. Eventually, they found the British Disabled Flying Association which arranged a 45-minute flight for Ramskill in a light aircraft. Lots of Ramskill ‘s family, friends and team came along, and she loved every minute of it.
Go to www.bdfa.net
Ian Coombes’ dream was to make his own music CD. Thanks to help from a musician, he visited a recording studio and recorded 10 songs where he sang, played drums and played the guitar. In a later session, he added some percussion to the recording and mixed in some guitar sounds.
To see more dreams go to www.dimensions-uk.org/page/62