Meet the winners of Dream Big, the competition that helps kids and teens realise their dreams. These 10 trailblazers have won £1000 each towards their ultimate goal!

Hug in a box

Elle wants to help people struggling with their mental health, one ‘hug in a box’ at a time. These ‘hugs’ are parcels packed with treats, self-care items, a poem or message, and a candle—to make people smile and show that there are always brighter days.

Inspiring future generations

Django’s dream is to build a community of young activists. How? By setting up the ACTIVIST NEXUS podcast. He’s already inspiring young people with his blog, Youthful Insights, and his Dream Big winnings will help him take this next step!

Minecraft learning club

Minecraft is for everyone. That’s why Lydia wants to set up a Minecraft learning club for kids who are new to the game. After that, she’s going to take it one step further, with Minecraft and coding social groups.

Bringing people together

Demi has teamed up with NextGenLeaders to make a difference in her community. Together, they’re bringing activities to her local care home, as well as collecting stories and advice from the residents to share with young people and educate students on Dementia.

Local handyman business

Oliver saw a business opportunity and took it! Inspired by his dad, he has earnt over £250 by gardening and washing cars. Next up? Expanding his business with a push-along paddock cleaner. When he gets his ‘forever job’, he’ll keep the business going by selling it to another child.

Kid vs. homework

Homework struggles? Just turn to Elliot. He wants to start a Youtube channel where he films himself completing his homework, eventually creating the ultimate free 11+ Guide and Exam Preparation for other kids. Tutoring teamwork!

Oskar’s hero bears

Sometimes you need a fluffy friend! That’s why Oskar wants to make teddies for children in hospitals who have Chiari malformation like he does. These bear buddies will have a Chiari malformation scar and he plans to sell them alongside other products to raise awareness.

Master chef

Hannah will be using her Dream Big winnings to take her talent in the kitchen to the next level. She’ll be sharpening her skill set with a cookery or bakery course, and stocking up on essential equipment too! Watch out world, there’s a new top chef in town.

The next football star

Matthew’s dream? To become the best footballer with cerebral palsy in the world. He travels twice a month to train and play for the Northern Ireland Junior Cerebral Palsy team, and he’s not stopping now. Watch this space!

Born to drive

Sawyer eats, sleeps, and dreams racing. He started karting at age seven, and racing in an in-house league when he was just eight. He needs a new kart to keep competing and has been saving, doing odd jobs, and selling old toys to reach his goal!