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Help us achieve our 500th Dream

We only have 8 more dreams to achieve this milestone. It  would be amazing if we could reach our 500th Dream and bring some joy and put smiles on vulnerable children’s faces who might be still isolating or spending time in hospital away from family and friends.

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Our latest dream fulfilled

We are so happy that we have been able to grant Declan’s dream of an Apple MacBook.  We have many more dreams pending that we really want to grant – and we are asking for your support. Please give at justgiving.com/campaign/ourappeal2020.

Find out more about Declan’s dream…

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Volunteer Hero of the Week Leila Sanosi

Congratulations to our lovely volunteer Leila – you are so deserving of our Volunteer Hero of the week! Read Leila’s story and find out how she came to support us.

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A message from Murad Farhat

A dream recipient and our fabulous Ambassador Murad Farhat, sent us this wonderful message to share with you all. We urgently need your help as we try to plan new fundraising events. Watch Murad’s video message now…

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Watch This Space!

Watch this space for details about our exciting new projects. Among the celebrities taking part are Ray Winstone, Harry Redknapp,  Judge Robert Rinder , Christine Ohuruogu MBE and Anne Wafula Strike MBE.

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Family Reunion Photograph’s

While we are slowly easing out of lockdown, Amanda Hall is able to offer doorstep photo shoots. A great way to keep a memory of the weird and strange time we are living in…

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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!

Thank you.

Love from The Dream Factory.

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Some of the dreams we have granted recently

Declan’s Dream

Apple MacBook

Maisie’s Dream

Outdoor Games and Nintendo Switch Bundle

Sophie’s Dream

Nintendo Switch Bundle

Celebrating 12 years of The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory & Our Dream Families

Our Supporters

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.

More of our supporters

Donate today and help us grant a dream!