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Our Fabulous E-Cookbook Is Here

The secret is out! The Dream Factory is turning dishes into dreams in a brand new e-Cookbook with 46 mouth-watering recipes, including 19 kindly donated by our all-star celebrities.

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Shop with Amazon and support The Dream Factory

Please choose The Dream Factory when purchasing items from Amazon.  For every purchase Amazon will donate to the charity, helping more dreams to come true.  Support The Dream Factory by shopping at  smile.amazon.co.uk

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Lily Wins Mask Colouring Competition

Lily entered our Design a Mask competition during the summer holidays and sent in such a colourful Mask that she was awarded first prize 🏆

Well done Lily, we hope you enjoy your Scentos creative set 💜

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Dave’s Body Wax

A big thank you to our local hero Dave Wright  after he put himself through some serious pain to help raise money for more dreams to be granted.

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Dream Big Draw

Everyone at The Dream Factory would like to say a big thank you to Phil Osbourne and the team at Dream Big Draw UK for donating 10% of profits each year to us.  We are extremely grateful   for your support.

Take a look at their website Dream Big Draw  and see some of the fabulous prizes there are to be won .

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Our Condolences to Tiffany’s Family

We were informed on the 30th of August that lovely Tiffany has passed away.

We hope the memories of Tiffany’s Dream which we granted only a few days ago on the the 21st August will be forever in the hearts of her family and friends. ❤️❤️

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Out now!

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

Raising money for The Dream Factory

Please help to keep Oliver's legacy alive

Oliver

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.

Some of the dreams we have granted

Tiffany’s Dream

A Day at the Seaside

Ruby’s Dream

Puppy Dog

Katie’s Dream

Millionaire Lifestyle Experience

Declan’s Dream

Apple MacBook

Celebrating 12 years of The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory and our Dream Families

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.