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Hope is a Kid Helping Kids

Our beautiful Ambassador Hope and all the children from Thomas Fairchild Community School have raised £1500 by taking part in a sponsored mile as part of our Kids Helping Kids Campaign.

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Harry at Abridge Golf Club

Our wonderful Patron Harry Redknapp joined us for a round of golf at The Charity Golf Day held at Abridge Golf.  All proceeds from the event will go to The Dream Factory.  A great time was had by all.

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Whizzing Wheelchairs Challenge

 Sunday June the 27th is officially Super Sunday after nine inspiring wheelchair user’s, many volunteer roller skaters took to the challenge and raced around the beautiful track at Redbridge Cycling Centre raising over £7,000 for The Dream Factory and Wheels and Wheelchairs charities.

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Avril Meets Michael Watson MBE

Our Founder Avril Mills BEM got to spend the afternoon with  our Patron Michael Watson MBE who is such an inspirational Boxing Legend.

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Football Tournament Raises £2,300

We want to give our supporter and friend Chris Tapp a very big Thank You for raising a massive £2300 at the 11 Aside Football Tournament on Sunday  23rd May 2021 at Pitsea Athletic 

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Congratulations to our Avril

Everyone at The Dream Factory are super proud to announce our Founder and Trustee  Avril Mills BEM has been awarded The Honour of The Freedom of The Borough of Redbridge. Well done Avril.

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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.

Abridge Golf & Country Club

Charity Draw

Enter the Abridge Ladies Golf Day Charity Draw and give yourself the chance of winning a fabulous prize. You’ll also be supporting  our valuable charity work – all proceeds go to The Dream Factory.

Krish

Sponsor our wonderful supporter Krish in his Wing Walk 

Listen to Murad

A message from Murad, one of our fabulous Ambassadors.

share this video!

Here is nine-year old Krishnan. Watch his video and help him and his friends raise money for our Kids Helping Kids Campaign. 

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

Some of the dreams we have granted

Joseph’s Dream

Personal Tutoring in Japenese and Apple iPad

June 2021

Molli’s Dream

iPhone 11

June 2021

Aistis’s Dream

Samsung Mobile Phone

May 2021

Marshiaa’s Dream

Family Fun Toy Package

April 2021

Celebrating 12 years of The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory and our Dream Families

Oliver
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.

Oliver
Please help to 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.

Hard work, determination and a passion like no other, has helped Avril to keep her team and many volunteers and supporters going strong, granting nearly 500 dreams for vulnerable children and young adults.

The Dream Factory is currently being run by a skeleton staff, volunteers and trustees. Despite this, we have still managed to grant a dream or two during the current lockdown.

We are not classed as an essential service; consequently, the charity is not eligible for any of the Government’s current grants, which we of course understand. Sadly, due to the coronavirus, our fundraising events have been cancelled, including two golf days, a major charity garden party, and many others.

We are therefore in desperate need of funds to help us keep Oliver’s legacy going.

We are asking for your support at this difficult time. So please help us to grant more dreams by clicking on the button below.

It would be such a shame if The Dream Factory cannot keep going. We want to keep helping vulnerable families for many years to come.

We aim to do everything possible to grant a child’s dream, whether it’s to meet their favourite celebrity or sporting hero, to live the lifestyle of a millionaire for a day, or to own a laptop or the latest mobile phone. Perhaps they wish to take a magical trip to Lapland or Euro Disney or be a princess for the day.

No wish is too small.

With help from you we can make their dreams come true!

Love from The Dream Factory.

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.