Dreams Granted
Jacob running a-mile-a-day in aid of The Dream Factory

Jacob has completed a run with Olympic track and field star, Christine Ohuruogu.

He is running a-mile-a-day for 50 days for charity and said he was glad to have some company. He said his run was inspired by seeing reports of other youngsters raising money.

Jacob told ITV News Anglia: “I saw a little boy on telly running a mile and thought I really wanted to do that.”

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Video Credit: ITV Anglia at www.itv.com
Photo Credit: Elle Murray at  @ellemurray_photography

Latest News & Events


Quinn – Our New Ambassador

We are delighted to announce four-year-old Quinn as The Dream Factory’s newest Ambassador.  Quinn is a super brave boy who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.  We are so proud to have Quinn and his amazing family as part of our Dream Factory Family.


Quinn’s Movember Challenge

Friends of three-year-old Quinn who has recently been diagnosed with cancer are taking part in a  Movember challenge with proceeds being donated to The Dream Factory.

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Fabulous Dream Makers

This is our team of fabulous  volunteer Dream Makers, who have successfully helped to grant over 576 dreams with over  60 more still to deliver. Read more to become part of our team.

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Phoenix Radio

Avril was interviewed by our patron Vickie Michelle on her show on Phoenix Radio. She talked about the wonderful work of the Dream Factory. You can listen here.  

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Nancy Flying High

Our  fabulous  supporter Nancy Wakeford took to the skies and completed an experience from her bucket list. Read more to listen to Nancy.

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Rabbi Sufrin MBE Our New Patron

We are very proud to announce that we have a new Patron, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE.

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Kids Helping Kids
Kids Helping Kids Heart

Kindness makes dreams come true

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Raising money for The Dream Factory

Some of the dreams we have granted recently

Ethan’s Dream

Overnight Stay at Port Lympne Safari Park

October 2022

Ashley’s Dream

Family Holiday at Center Parcs

October 2022

Sophie’s Dream

Weekend in Hunstanton

October 2022

Teddie’s Dream

Manchester City FC Experience

October 2022

Haslers Foundation

Haslers, Our fabulous supporters

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.

Please help 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.

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.

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