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
Please note that we ceased any activity raising funds through door to door clothing collection's with partner organisation Byronswell, in November 2017. Any current activities for clothing collections are not being undertaken by Dreams Come True or Byronswell.
If you have received a leaflet or collection bags purporting to be from Dreams Come True, we would really appreciate if you get in touch with Lynne Govus by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your name, address, when the leaflet was put through your letter box and intended date of collection. We do have an active case with the Police and Action Fraud, and would very much appreciate your assistance in catching the individuals involved in this fraud.
As someone who clearly wishes to support fundraising on behalf of seriously and terminally ill children, we hope that you can assist us, to ensure that these individuals are brought to justice and that funds are not diverted from those who most need them.
You can download a copy of our annual accounts for the financial year April 2016 - March 2017 here