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.

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.

Mega Christmas Dream Draw

helping us to make more dreams come true

1st Prize: £1,000 Cash

2nd Prize: £750 Smart TV

3rd Prize: £450 Fortnum & Mason Hamper

Latest News & Events

News

RGE Services chooses The Dream Factory

Managing Director Scott Craig  wanted to introduce a charity to his company and after meeting Avril at the recent Moss Golf Day he decided to make us their Charity to offer ongoing support.  We are delighted and grateful to start working with RGE Services. 

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Welcome To Our New Trustee Richard Alomo

The Dream Factory are very proud to announce that we have a new Trustee, Barrister,  Mr Richard Alomo.

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Hollie’s Princess Party

Thank you to all our supporters who purchased a gift from Hollie’s Wishlist and who helped her dream come true.

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Happy birthday, Ellie

Ellie Jordan, one of our dream recipients, is celebrating her 21st birthday. Maisie Smith of Eastenders sends a birthday message…

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Now Available to Download From Amazon

Our Amazing Dream Factory Cookbook which contains 48 mouth-watering recipes, 19 of which are kindly donated by celebrities,  is available to download to your Kindle now.

All proceeds help to make dreams come true.

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£24,000 Raised at Abridge Golf Days

Two fantastic Golf Days during July at Abridge Gold Club in Essex has raised an amazing amount of over £24,000.

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Dreams granted
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Here are some of the dreams we have granted recently

Alexandru’s Dream

Xbox One Series X Console

September 2021

Jade’s Dream

Laptop with Photoshop Capability

August 2021

Arvin’s Dream

Inflatable Hot Tub

July 2021

Aaron’s Dream

Abba Tribute Band Party

June 2021

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

Krish

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. 

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.

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.

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!
Oliver
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.