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We are so proud of Oliver 7 and Emilia 5 from Rainham, Essex as they asked their parents if they could host a quiz for their friends. All week they both put together 30 questions and invited their classmates and friends to a Virtual Quiz of Dreams to help raise money for our Kids Helping Kids campaign.
Meet our new ambassador
We are thrilled to announce that Hope has become our latest Ambassador. Hope was granted her dream of visiting Disneyland Paris in 2017. She is so happy to become our Ambassador and support The Dream Factory.
Our 500th Dream
Last Christmas we reached an enormous milestone by granting our 500th dream to six-year-old Keyan.
Keyan is the biggest fan of YouTuber Ryan from Ryan’s World. His dream was to get all the Ryan’s World toy collection exclusively available in the USA. He already has the UK collection…
Kindness makes dreams come true
Grace is 17 and suffers from cerebral palsy. In 2011, The Dream Factory granted her dream of having a special holiday at Butlin’s.
Grace would love you to help others like her by buying a ticket for The Dream Factory’s Christmas Draw. All proceeds go towards the charity.
Nothing beats the smile on a child’s face when they receive a dream. Your help is vital to help us continue granting dreams this Christmas and into 2021.
Our amazing e-Cookbook contains 46 mouth-watering recipes, including 19 kindly donated by our all-star celebrities.
Raising money for The Dream Factory
Celebrating 12 years of The Dream Factory
The Dream Factory and our Dream Families
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.