About The Dream Factory

with help from you

we make dreams come true

The Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and/or severe disabilities.
 

Brightening lives. Encouraging hope.

with help from you

we make dreams come true

The Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and/or severe disabilities.
 

Brightening lives. Encouraging hope.

699 Dreams granted to date

A message from Avril Mills BEM

Founder and Trustee

I founded my charity in memory of my son, Oliver. When Oliver was three, he got leukemia; unfortunately, when he was nine he passed away. So founding my charity was something I wanted to do, and so The Dream Factory was born. 

The children we help are from the ages of three to twenty-five, with life-threatening, life-limiting conditions or severe disabilities. We also do many end-of-life dreams.

We’ve granted many hundreds of dreams already, but we need more help. We need donations, we need sponsorship, and we always need good volunteers. We don’t get any government funding, so we rely on you. If you think you can help us, please contact us. Or please make a donation. With help from you, we make dreams come true.

Dreams

Einar’s Dream

Five- year old Einar was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in December 2021. Einar received intensive treatment for nine months which made him very poorly and he spent most of his time in hospital. Einar stopped eating, drinking and talking for four months.  Einar also underwent Radiotherapy in London for six weeks.

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Dreams

Nimrit’s Deam

Ten year old Nimrit was diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasis type 2 (a type of thyroid cancer).
Nimrit has been receiving treatment since she was a baby and spent a lot of time as an in patient in hospital.

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Moss Golf Day July 2024

We are very privileged to have been chosen by Moss Electrical as their charity.  A fabulous day was had at their charity golf day held at The London Golf Club.  Thank you to Robert Moss, Stefan Kemp and everyone who helped and supported another great day.

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Events

BURRP The Gastronomical London Food Festival

Come and visit The Dream Factory stand at this fun event.  Amongst the line up is delicious multi-cuisine food stalls, fabulous range of summer drinks, chef food demonstrations and masters classes.  There will also be kids entertainment and fun fair rides, seating areas and chill out zones together with festival music and entertainment.  Free Parking. Read more to register for free entry to the event.

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Dreams

Saqi Book Publishers Dream

‘Thanks to Dream Factory I got to spend the day with Saqi books who published one of my favourite books. It was such a special day and I’ll always remember it.’

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Haslers £250,000 Milestone

Haslers Chartered Accountants who are long standing supporters of The Dream Factory,  have reached the amazing  milestone of donating  £250,000 to charitable causes through their  Haslers Foundation .  The foundation which was created in 2008 has supported over 147 charities across London and Essex, and The Dream Factory are privileged and delighted to be one of these charities.  Congratulations to Haslers on this tremendous achievement.   We are so proud to be associated with you and thank you for your continued support.

Dreams

Apple iPad Dream

The Dream Factory received a dream request for an Apple iPad from a nineteen  year old girl who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
Due to chemotherapy, hospital appointments and long stays in hospital,  her dream was for an Apple iPad to keep her entertained during her appointments.
The Dream Factory were delighted to be able to grant this dream.
The Dream Factory are unable to disclose any personal details of the dream child due to publicity restrictions.

Dreams

Amy’s Dream

Amy was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia at the age of sixteen.
The type of leukaemia Amy was diagnosed with can usually be controlled by a drug called TKI, however it failed to control her condition and the side effects were too much for Amy.

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News

Pink Tie Club Charity Golf Day

Our supporters The Pink Tie Club organised an amazing charity golf day at The London Club and a fabulous time was had by everyone.  The Pink Tie Club chose The Dream Factory has their charity of the year again this year.  Thank you so much to Danny Ray for your continued and valued support.  With help from you we make dreams come true.

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Dreams

Taylor Swift Concert Dream

The Dream Factory granted a dream for a special 13 year old to go to Taylor Swift’s  ERAS tour at Wembley Stadium.The young girl was has been diagnosed with Round Cell Sarcoma and wanted nothing else but to see Taylor Swift in concert.
 A message from mum
‘Just to say the girls had an amazing time last – absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much x’

Dreams

Elijah’s Dream

Five year old Elijah was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Elijah loves Woody from Toy Story and his dream was to meet him at Disneyland Paris. The Dream Factory were delighted to make Elijah’s Dream come true!!!

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Volunteer for The Dream Factory Team

Join The Dream Factory Team  and become a Volunteer  Dream Maker or help to raise funds and help make more dreams come true.
The Dream Factory would not be able to grant over 690 dreams  without the help and support of our amazing  Fund Raisers and Dream Maker Volunteers

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Donate your unwanted Clothes

It’s that time of year to have a wardrobe clear out. You can support The Dream Factory and declutter your wardrobe at the some time by donating your clothes to reDonate. Every month reDonate makes a donation to The Dream Factory ; this month they donated over £900.

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Fundraiser

Be entertained by the one-and-only Scarlet Diamonte, drag diva extraordinaire — all in aid of The Dream Factory.

Our Patron Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP at  our Ladies Fundraising Lunch  November 2023

Our Ambassadors singing Sweet Caroline at our Ambassadors Lunch in January 2023

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