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 and encouraging hope.

Jacob running a-mile-a-day in aid of The Dream Factory

Jacob has completed a run with Olympic track and field star, Christine Ohuruogu.

He is running a-mile-a-day for 50 days for charity and said he was glad to have some company. He said his run was inspired by seeing reports of other youngsters raising money.

Jacob told ITV News Anglia: “I saw a little boy on telly running a mile and thought I really wanted to do that.”

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Video Credit: ITV Anglia at www.itv.com
Photo Credit: Elle Murray at  @ellemurray_photography

Latest News & Events


Thank You Harry

Harry Redknapp, our Patron, has kindly donated £5,000 to The Dream Factory.

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Congratulations to our Patron, Josh

We are pleased to announce that our Patron, Josh Mills, has been selected as one of Exhibition News’ 30 under 30 winners, class of 2021. A fabulous achievement!

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New Year message from our founder, Avril Mills BEM

Although 2021 has been  another tough year for everyone – especially charities, of course – we are pleased that we have been able to grant 30 dreams, bringing out totally dreams granted to 530. Thank you to all our Dream Factory supporters who have helped us to get through 2021….

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Our hero, Jacob

He has done it!  50 miles in 50 days! All to put a smile on other children’s faces.
Jacob Tompkins you are amazing,  raising money for The Dream Factory…

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Ace Choir Raises An Amazing £5,440

An amazing amount of money was donated  by ACE choir ACE Knights Event Management  Our young Ambassador Lydia, is part of the fabulous ACE Choir, they have been rehearsing a special Christmas Carol Concert to raise money for The Dream Factory for many months.

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Our Cookbook on your Kindle

Our Amazing Dream Factory Cookbook which contains 48 mouth-watering recipes, 19 of which are kindly donated by celebrities,  is available to download to your Kindle now.

All proceeds help to make dreams come true.

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Kids Helping Kids
Kids Helping Kids Heart

Kindness makes dreams come true

Join our 2021 campaign…. …and help put a smile on another kid’s face!

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Our amazing e-Cookbook contains 46 mouth-watering recipes, including 19 kindly donated by our all-star celebrities.

Raising money for The Dream Factory

Dreams granted
Some of the dreams we have granted recently

Samantha’s Dream

Driving Lessons

January 2022

Kinnari’s Dream

Harry Potter World Trip

November 2021

Cianna’s Dream

iPhone & Apple Products

December 2021

Monnay’s Dream

A Trip to Lapland UK

December 2021

Haslers Foundation

Avril together with our Wonderful Supporters Haslers  Accountants in Loughton

Listen to Murad

A message from Murad, one of our fabulous Ambassadors.

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Hollie’s family and Avril together with all the  Princesses at lovely Hollie’s Princess Party Dream in August 2021.

Please help keep Oliver's legacy alive

In January 2008, Avril Mills BEM founded The Dream Factory in memory of her son, Oliver, who fought leukaemia for six years and sadly died aged only nine years old.

The suffering of a child affects the whole family, which is why Avril decided to start The Dream Factory in order to brighten the lives of other families with similar difficulties and create lasting memories for them.

500 Gold Club
supporting the Dream Factory

This year, we’re celebrating a fantastic milestone – we have granted over 500 dreams. To mark this achievement, we have created our 500 Gold Club to encourage participation in our wonderful project.

Our Supporters

SEE Contracts

Since January 2008, the Chairman of SEE Contracts has supported Avril Mills and The Dream Factory by donating offices and a car. This has saved us thousands of pounds. They have supported our events and sponsored dreams by also helping with the electrics. We are so very grateful.

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