LITTLE Millie Moran can't help spreading magic whenever she goes and she's been enchanting everyone around her during her dream trip to Disney - including the captain of the Thomas Cook flight which flew her out there on Friday.

Pilot Chris Cowley messaged the family to say the seven-year-old was having an amazing time and they were "lucky she's coming back" as the whole crew had fallen in love with her.

He said: "You're lucky she's coming back to you because myself and the rest of the crew were fighting over who was going to steal her! She's really made my trip!"

Chris spent the day with Millie and her group as they embarked on a wonderful week in the magical resort with Destination Florida which has taken 72 youngsters with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions on the holiday of a lifetime along supported by a specialist medical team.

He added: "I managed to spend the day with them all yesterday at Animal Kingdom and became an honorary member of the green team. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with Millie. She really brightened up my day. She's having a fantastic time on the trip."

Her nanna, Vicky Shaw, donated some of the cash raised by Oldhamers and Tesco customers across the borough and beyond to the charity which will also help to fund another child to make the incredible trip when they return in two years time.

So far, says Vicky, Millie - who was born with a rare form of spina bifida and hydrocephalus and battled through over 30 operations in the first few years of her life - has mingled with Disney characters, seen a theatre production of her favourite film Frozen at the Walt Disney World theatre, visited Universal Studios and Animal Kingdom and been on a shopping trip.

"She's having a fantastic time," said Vicky.

"She's not missed us at all which is brilliant because we want her to just enjoy herself. She's waited so long for this.

"She was great at the airport and said to me, "Nanna, this is the best day of my life!".

Millie was waved farewell by Vicky, mum Emma Clarke and dad Michael Moran and is due to fly home on Friday.