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Dave’s Charity Body Wax

Local guy Dave is braving the wax this Saturday  – read Dave’s amazing story 💜

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Dream Big Draw

Everyone at The Dream Factory would like to say a big thank you to Phil Osbourne and the team at Dream Big Draw UK for donating 10% of profits each year to us.  We are extremely grateful   for your support.

Take a look at their website Dream Big Draw  and see some of the fabulous prizes there are to be won .


Our Condolences to Tiffany’s Family

We were informed on the 30th of August that lovely Tiffany has passed away.

We hope the memories of Tiffany’s Dream which we granted only a few days ago on the the 21st August will be forever in the hearts of her family and friends. ❤️❤️

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Ilford Recorder: help The Dream Factory get to its 500th dream

“We had a budget of spending at least £7,500 a month. But now with hardly any funds coming in we need to get every dream sponsored or we just can’t carry on.

“At the moment we are just treading water. We have had all our big fundraisers postponed, including two major golf days and a high-profile garden party that we were having in June.”

Read the full article at Ilford Recorder.


Our Volunteer Heroes Sally and Dave

Meet Our amazing heroes of the week Sally & Dave 💜

I first met Avril five or six years ago when I was planning to retire and “take a step back”.  I was going to volunteer my help in the office but very quickly found there was a part time job vacancy I couldn’t resist which filled my shoes perfectly and I was soon working as Office Manager alongside Avril and the team.

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£800 Raised for Maisie’s Dream !

We would like to thank Wendy Hill and all her friends for raising a massive £800.00 in memory of beautiful Maisie who was granted a dream by The Dream Factory earlier this year.

Thank you to you  all  for your kindness and generosity during these very difficult times.

Its thanks to you, we can make more dreams come true !


Ilford Recorder: teens run 5k to help The Dream Factory

“Avril told the Recorder that although times are ‘challenging’, she and her team are working hard to grant as many dreams as possible.

“Jacob has overcome every adversity to become the special little boy he is, a Disney-loving child who brings endless joy to his family.”

Read the full article at Ilford Recorder.


A message from our founder

July update from our founder and trustee  Avril Mills  BEM

Hello everyone,  I would like to update you on our situation at The Dream Factory, since the Covid lockdown .  Life with The Dream Factory  has had to change, so that we conform with the government guidelines.

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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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city academy encore

A big foot tapping thank you to everyone at the City Academy Encore for putting together the most uplifting video during lockdown to help raise funds for The Dream Factory.

Click on the link below to listen to the very talented City Academy Encore as they present 38 Planes/ Somewhere in The Middle of Nowhere from the hit musical ‘Come from Away’

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our volunteer heroes maureen and raymond levy

For over two years, Maureen and Raymond have volunteered for The Dream Factory and have truly been the most wonderful couple who are always helping grant dreams and fundraising.

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5k run raises money for Jacob’s Dream

A big WELL DONE to the wonderful Emerson Park Academy lads who today ran 5k and raised over £2500, granting the dream of five-year old Jacob – so he can now go to Disneyland Paris and make memories with his family.

Lads, you are truly an inspiration to us all, and it’s lovely to see kids helping kids.

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