We have launched an urgent ‘World Dream Day’ appeal to raise funds for children living with a disability, serious illness, or life-limiting condition in areas of high deprivation in the UK.

World Dream Day falls every year on September 25th. On this day, people worldwide declare, share, celebrate and activate their dreams. However, some people have many barriers that stand in the way of making their dreams come true.

Right now, there are 3.9 million children living in poverty in the UK and with the cost-of-living crisis and soaring inflation, families are struggling to make ends meet. Especially those faced with extra costs having a child with additional needs.

We are calling on anyone who is moved by our cause to donate to our Appeal and make a real difference to children who need it most.

Donate here.

David Walliams, who has given his support to Dreams Come True, says:

“Last year, I was lucky enough to meet Kira through the Dreams Come True Charity. Kira is 10 years old and has Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. She is determined, funny and we had a lovely tea party! I have supported the charity again this year and have seen first-hand the incredible work this charity does; they are committed to creating moments of magic with lasting impact. If you can, please support the World Dream Day Appeal, the funds raised from the appeal will help support children who need them most.”

Whether it is a specially adapted trike for a child with cerebral palsy, a tablet to help an autistic teenager develop their communication skills, or a seriously ill child’s room makeover - Dreams Come True is committed to creating moments of magic with lasting impact.

The funds raised from the appeal will help support the delivery of Dreams to children who need them most. You can donate to the World Dream Day Appeal here.

Lisa King OBE, CEO of Dreams Come True, says:

"At Dreams Come True we are deeply concerned by the rising cost of living and its effect on families living in the highest areas of deprivation. The families we work with face the reality of not being able to afford the basics, let alone essentials such as adapted beds and technology for their child with additional needs.

Our work supporting children is needed more than ever. This year we hope to impact over 3,000 children and young people – but that barely touches the surface. Please support our appeal today and join us by becoming a dream maker.”

You can donate to the World Dream Day Appeal here.