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Dragons' Den stars make dream come true for young fan

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: October 06, 2012

IN THE DEN: From left, Duncan Bannatyne, Theo Paphitis, Hilary Devey, Deborah Meaden, Richard Blunderfield, Jackie Phillipson, Peter Jones, Terry Stewart and seated Karon Stewart and James Stewart

IN THE DEN: From left, Duncan Bannatyne, Theo Paphitis, Hilary Devey, Deborah Meaden, Richard Blunderfield, Jackie Phillipson, Peter Jones, Terry Stewart and seated Karon Stewart and James Stewart

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Twelve-year-old James Stewart had his dream come true when he met Peter Jones and the BBC Dragons' Den team.

James, from the Trinity area of Frome, has neurofibromatosis and it has always been his dream to meet the entrepreneur.

His dream became reality when he and his family met Mr Jones on set during filming.

The dragons were impressed with James's natural business acumen and told him that he could well be a dragon of the future.

Peter Newman, from Dreams Come True, said: "We get many different requests from families who want a dream; from special equipment to make the children's lives easier such as sensory equipment or specially adapted bicycles, or a chance to go on a family holiday or to meet a famous person or band.

"We are delighted that Peter Jones, his fellow dragons and the BBC were able to help us.

"Every time a dream becomes a reality it has a massive impact on the child and their family and one should never underestimate the power of a dream."

Neurofibromatosis is a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours that may be benign or may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues.

Dreams Come True is a national children's charity making dreams come true for terminally and seriously ill children across the country. Over the last ten years more than 5,000 children as well as their friends, families and carers have watched their dream come true.

For more information visit www.dctc.org.uk.

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