with help from you
we make dreams come true

The Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and/or severe disabilities. 

Brightening lives. Encouraging hope.

with help from you
we make dreams come true

The Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and/or severe disabilities. 

Brightening lives and encouraging hope.

Latest News & Events

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Planning a Jubilee Party?

Are you planning a party for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ?  Then you can help us make more dreams come true!

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Easter Egg Donation

Thank you to  Mike Ellis & Loughton Leisure Centre for donating  forty eight  Easter eggs and for supporting The Dream Factory this year along with the other Essex Places Leisure Centres.

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Jaiya is a Kid Helping Kids

Lovely Jaiya made paper  fans and sold them  outside her home, to raise funds to help us grant more dreams Well done Jaiya and  thank you so much for raising an amazing  £63

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Whizzing Wheelchair Event

The Dream Factory are looking for wheelchair dependent children and young adults who would like to participate and fundraise  in our forthcoming Whizzing Wheelchairs Event on Sunday 22nd May at Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Road , Ilford.  

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Loughton Talking Newspaper

Avril was thrilled to be presented with a cheque donation  for £5,000 by our lovely supporter 92 year old John Wickens on behalf The Loughton Talking Newspaper.  How fabulous of them.  

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Fluffy Slipper Day

Thank you Moss Electrical and your wonderful staff for being a great member of our 500 Gold Club and helping us to continue to grant more Dreams. 

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500
Dreams granted to date
Some of the dreams we have granted recently

Special Dream

Polish Lessons at a Language School

April 2022

Leah’s Dream

Harry Potter Studio Tour Visit

March 2022

Beatrice’s Dream

iPad and Toy Hamper

March 2022

A Special Dream

Harry Potter Studio Tour

March 2022

Please help 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.

Haslers Foundation

Avril together with our Wonderful Supporters Haslers  Accountants in Loughton

Listen to Murad

A message from Murad, one of our fabulous Ambassadors.

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Hollie’s family and Avril together with all the  Princesses at lovely Hollie’s Princess Party Dream in August 2021.

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!

Buy 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

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.

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.

International Women's Day

Tuesday 8th March

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