Who we are
Dreams Come True is a UK children's charity. Our mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 30 years we have fulfilled dreams for more than 6,000 children and young people as well as their friends, family and carers.
What we do
Dreams Come True helps children and young people with serious and life-limiting medical conditions. Our highly experienced team work hard to ensure that every child has an unforgettable experience fulfilling their dream, with long lasting memories to share with families, loved ones and friends.
Each dream is unique. Some want to meet their idol or favourite Disney character while others want to visit their grandparents abroad, ride a unicorn, swim with dolphins or work on a fashion magazine. Many want help with their everyday lives and Dreams Come True is delighted to provide vital sensory equipment, wheelchairs or specially adapted bicycles as well.
Why we do it
Children and young people living with serious medical conditions often have to cope with endless rounds of hospital visits, painful treatments and the prospect of living with a long term debilitating disease.
Fulfilling a dream provides a positive focus empowering both them and their families with new enthusiasm and strength to deal with ongoing daily struggles of illness, gruelling hospital treatment and sometimes sad loss. It is a legacy of hope and well being that is poignantly expressed in many hundreds of thank you letters we receive from Dream Children and their families.
Our mission: To enable children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions to fulfil their personal dreams.
- to go above and beyond to fulfil dreams and create the resources to fulfil them
- to recognise that every child is unique and every dream is unique
- to treat all children and their families with respect, care, compassion and empathy
- to recognise the contribution made by all who work in and on behalf of Dreams Come True, including all our hard-working volunteer fundraisers and every donor to the Charity
You can download a copy of our annual accounts for the financial year April 2016 - March 2017 here