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.

Latest News & Events


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 £2300

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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5k Whizzing Wheels Challenge

The Dream Factory is holding their 5k Whizzing Wheels Challenge  on Sunday 27th June as part of our Kids Helping Kids Campaign at The Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Road , Ilford.

Our wonderful Patrons, British Paralympic Wheelchair Racing Champion Anne Wafula-Strike MBE and former Boxing Champions Michael Watson MBE and Colin Mcmillan BEM will be attending this event.

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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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Congratulations to Our Isaac

The Dream Factory are also super proud of our Ambassador Isaac who has also been awarded The Honour of The Freedom of the Borough of Redbridge.  Well done Isaac.


Our 500 Gold Club

We are proud to announce the launch of our 500 Gold Club.

Avril Mills BEM  Founder and Trustee of The Dream Factory invites you and your company to become a member of our new 500 Gold Club.

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Sponsor our wonderful supporter Krish in his Wing Walk 

Listen to Murad

A message from Murad, one of our fabulous Ambassadors.

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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!

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

Some of the dreams we have granted

Aistis’s Dream

Samsung Mobile Phone

May 2021

Marshiaa’s Dream

Family Fun Toy Package

April 2021

Duarte’s Dream


February 2021

Hope’s Dream

Visit to Disneyland Paris

Celebrating 12 years of The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory and our Dream Families

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.