These are special people who have been supporting, promoting, volunteering and fundraising for The Dream Factory and are dedicated to carrying on this good work.
Jacob is four years; he has HIE Grade 3 brain damage to the Pallidus, Basal Ganglia, Grey Matter and Optical Lobe. Unfortunately his Dream of visiting Disneyland Paris with his family has had to be delayed due to COVID-19.
Jacob was inspired to become an Ambassador after coming to our Christmas party for Dream children.
He enjoys fundraising and has taken part in the 2.6 challenge by riding his bike 2.6 miles. Well done Jacob!
Hi I’m Lydia and I’m 15 years old and I’m excited to be part of The Dream Factory Young Ambassadors team.
My dream was to go to EuroDisney, which the Dream Factory granted in 2012. I went with my mum, dad and little sister Poppy.
I’m looking forward to supporting The Dream Factory, raise awareness and raise money for them to grant dreams like they did for my family.
I’m Reggie and I’m 7 years old. My Mum and Dad have been supporting The Dream Factory since before I was born and my Dad has been fundraising by doing crazy marathons all over the world.
Avril invited me to one of the parties and I was amazed to see all the children so happy and enjoying themselves. This made me want to help Avril raise more money so she could keep making children happy.
I ran my first ever 5k race this year and I raised £314 for The Dream Factory. I’m looking forward to helping Avril at more events.
“I am Richard Traveller and I am 11 years old. I have diplegic and hemiplegic cerebral palsy which means I can’t walk. I have many interests which include sport, gaming, maths, travel, food and films. I also like nature and science. I like school and am looking forward to starting high school.
“My dream was to swim with dolphins. I was sent to Portugal where I visited Zoomarine and got to swim and play with the Dolphins. I had never flown before so that was exciting too. The Dream Factory is very special because it helps people like me to have a happy life. Since my first flight to Portugal, I know I am now able to fly to anywhere that I wish to now which makes me really happy. The Dream Factory has opened up the whole world to me now.
“The Dream Factory uses money that has been fundraised to help change the lives of sick and disabled children and I was one of those that was helped. I now help to raise awareness of what this fantastic charity does and how it helps to change the lives of children.”
Richard appears in our latest Dream Factory film.
Archie has Merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy.
He is currently leader of his school council and the school mental health ambassador. He participates in disability awareness courses in other local schools.
He’s very chatty and good at listening. He enjoys being with other people.
Murad is 20 years old and has had thirty operations and thirteen biopsies. He had a kidney transplant at nine years of age and a Mitrofanoff.
Murad’s dream was to meet Michael Jackson. Instead, The Dream Factory sent him to Thriller Live. He went on stage to meet the cast and went to Rainforest Café for the day. He had, he says, a wonderful time.
Honey regularly fundraises for The Dream Factory. Her sister, Hope, is also a dream recipient.
Honey said she found out about The Dream Factory when they granted her sister a dream. Seeing how happy her sister was getting her dream, it started making her think about all other children with illnesses and disabilities and how she wanted to help them get a dream.
“I told my mum that I wanted to help get others their dream so I came up with an idea to do a sponsored walk to school I had so many people supporting me I went on to do a raffle and I haven’t stopped fundraising and have raised over £5000.
“The Dream Factory means so much to me because seeing how happy they made my sister getting her dream meant so much to me but now being made an Ambassador for The Dream Factory I get to help others and see others get their dreams to which is so rewarding. xx”
Isaac is a dream recipient and fundraiser. He stars in The Dream Factory’s 2015 DVD.
“Hello, I am Isaac Harvey and I am an ambassador of The Dream Factory.
“I first got involved with the charity when I was granted my dream of being able to go up in a helicopter which was an absolutely amazing experience. Since then I have attended many events for the charity which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I have even had the chance of giving back to The Dream Factory when I raised a huge sum of money in my local area as I was the Olympic Torch bearer for the London 2012 Games.
I love the work The Dream Factory does and I am glad to be part of their journey in making dreams come true for the young people who need it.”
Aiden is a recipient of a dream. “I am 15 and my dream of seeing WWW Wrestling was granted in 2011.” He is also a fundraiser, promoting The Dream Factory and staring in our 2015 DVD.
Charity golf days, events and presentations & fundraising.
“So I am 21 years old from Epping! I love playing football and golf whilst going to the gym in between! I work in a sales role for a media company and enjoy working with all my colleagues.
“Dream Factory means a lot to me, as it mainly reminds me of my brother and what he had to go through with his illness! So then it makes me want to do as much has I can to help the other children enjoy what they can!”