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.

668 Dreams granted to date

Dreams

Max’s Dream

17 year old Max was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and had to undergo chemotherapy.  In 2022 when Max was diagnosed he became very unwell and was admitted to intensive care until he was stable enough to start treatment.

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Holly’s Dream

Sixteen year old Holly was diagnosed with Classical Hodgkins Lymphoma. Like most sixteen  year olds Holly loves everything fashion and make up and her dream was for a VIP London Fashion Week experience. 
 Holly’s Mum wrote to us to describe the experience:

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Holly’s Dream

Holly’s life was turned upside down when she had a bowel cancer diagnosis at the age of 23. It was Holly’s dream to have a VIP experience at Liverpool FC. Holly has a been a life-long fan but hadn’t been to Anfield since she was a little girl . The Dream Factory arranged for her  to have a VIP Liverpool FC experience.

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Our New Trustee Annabel Lawrenson

We are thrilled to announce Annabel Lawrenson as our new Trustee.  Here are a few words from Annabel:

I began volunteering with the Dream Factory over 14yrs ago, because it is a charity that is close to my heart. The Dream Factory was started in memory of Oliver Mills, who was my son’s best friend. Oliver was an extremely kind and incredibly brave young boy, he became my inspiration. I wanted to try and do something that could help make a difference to children like Oliver and their families.

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The Pink Tie Club Chooses The Dream Factory

We are delighted to announce that the Pink Tie Club have chosen The Dream Factory as their charity of the year.  Thank you to everyone at the Pink Tie Club for your ongoing support and help making more dreams come true.

Events

Easter Egg Trail

Come and have some fun at The Easter Egg Trail on Easter Saturday 30th March 12 noon – 4 pm at Ridgeway Park, Old Church Road, E4 6RS . Read more to buy tickets with funds raised for The Dream Factory

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Olivia’s Dream

A special dream was requested for Olivia for her eleventh Birthday.
Olivia was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorder and is a fulltime wheelchair user and has a tracheostomy and ventilator.  Olivia’s diagnosis includes the following,  epilepsy and metabolic disorder.  Olivia also has learning disabilities and is unable to read or write.

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Bionical Emas has chosen The Dream Factory

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated by Bionical Emas as their charity of 2024.  Thank you to everyone at Bionical Emas for your valued support and helping more dreams come true.  

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Dreams

Oliver’s Dream

Ten-year-old Oliver was diagnosed with Category 4 Glioma (Brain Tumour). 
Oliver’s dream was go to Center Parcs in Woburn with his family. Unfortunately whilst at Center Parcs Oliver became unwell and was taken to hospital and was unfortunately unable to enjoy his dream.

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Ceren’s Dream

Gorgeous 16-year-old Ceren was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and is actively having treatment after relapsing for the 4th time.
Ceren’s dream was to have the Ultimate Prom Shopping Experience.  With the help of Selfridges London, The Dream Factory was able to give Ceren an unforgettable experience.

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Aiden’s Dream

Fifteen year old Aiden’s was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer). Aiden currently uses a wheelchair or crutches.
Aiden’s dream was to go Disney World  Florida.  The Dream Factory worked alongside The Kids Cancer Charity to help make Aiden’s dream come true.
(Please note The Dream Factory only provided the flights to Florida to help make this dream come true)

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Iliana’s Dream

Gorgeous nine year old Iliana was diagnosed with a  tumour in her optic nerve and because of where it is situated is classed as a brain tumour. Iliana’s mum told The Dream Factory how their world fell apart and every ounce of normality disappeared in one phone call from a consultant.

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Our New Trustee Josh Mills

We are very proud to announce that we have just accepted and  welcomed  Josh Mills to the Board of Trustees at The Dream Factory .
Here is a message from Josh:
I have over eight years of experience within the media industry with advertising and live events, being at the forefront with knowledge within publishing, digital and B2C events across London and  Birmingham.  I currently oversee the commercial platforms for The Grand Designs Live Portfolio whilst looking for new sponsors and partners annually.

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Kids Inc Nurseries chooses The Dream Factory

We are delighted to announce that throughout 2024, Kids Inc Nurseries will be fundraising for The Dream Factory.  Thank you to all at Kids Inc Nurseries for your valued support.

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Our New Trustee Sarah Woodley-Dyne

We are very proud to announce that Sarah Woodley-Dyne has joined our Board of Trustees.

Here are a few words from Sarah:

I have over 25 years experience working within the advertising, marketing, branding and engagement arena.  During this time  I have worked with both national and local newspapers, Premiership football clubs, national and international charities and government department.

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Our new Trustee Cllr. Mitchell Goldie

We are very  proud to announce that Cllr. Mitchell Goldie is joining our Board of Trustees.

In 2018, Mitchell, aged 19,  was elected as the youngest councillor in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. In 2022, he was re-elected and he is currently serving as Opposition Chief Whip.

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Events

Tandoori Lounge Charity Quiz Night

Charity Quiz Night including  dinner.  Tickets £35.00

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Donate your unwanted Clothes

It’s that time of year to switch your clothes from summer to winter and have a 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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The London Marathon

Our new Trustee Cllr. Mitchell Goldie and our supporter Ross Ritchie are running The London Marathon to raise money for The Dream Factory. Read more to sponsor Mitchell and Ross.

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16th Year Anniversary

On January 8th 2024  we  celebrate sixteen years since our founder, Avril Mill BEM started  The Dream Factory and moved into our offices so very kindly donated  by SEE Services.   Sixteen years later, an incredible 660 dreams have been granted to children and young people with life limiting or  life-threatening conditions.  We are looking forward to  making many more dreams come true.

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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