Dreams Come True

Granting dreams to seriously ill children

Dreams Come True are a charity which supports children with serious or life limiting medical conditions from disadvantaged communities, by making their dream come true.

Please see further information below or visit their website: https://www.dreamscometrue.uk.com/

If you’d like to be considered for a grant and would like us to make a referral for you, please contact suzanne@alextlc.org

Alex - The Leukodystrophy Charity

What is a Dream?

“We have recently re-opened our referral portal for children and their families to make their dreams come true. We believe we may be able to provide dreams to some of the children and families that you support.

We fulfil different types of dreams for UK Holidays, Experience Days, Equipment and Bedroom Makeovers. We’ve previously provided sensory toys, adapted trikes, laptops, or games consoles, to holidays to Legoland, Peppa Pig World or Harry Potter Studios, to VIP experiences at football matches and uniquely themed bedroom makeovers. The list goes on and most importantly they are all individual. I’ve attached an information leaflet on previous dreams so you can see the sorts of things that we offer.

We accept referrals from education, medical and healthcare, or social care professionals, and have recently changed our focus to support families that live in the top 30% of deprived areas of the UK and are the only wish granting charity with this focus.  To match our criteria, the children or young person must:

-Be aged between 5-18 at the time of referral.

-Living with a serious or life-limiting medical condition.

-Should not have had a dream or wish experience with us, or any other charity, previously.

-Live in the UK’s most deprived and disadvantaged regions of the UK – defined as Tier 1 – 3 Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA’s).

We cover a wide range of medical conditions with examples including: (please bear in mind that this short list here is by no means exhaustive).

-Cancer treatment

-Severe autism, learning difficulties or global developmental delay

-Heart, lung, bowel, and kidney conditions

-Degenerative neurological disorders or brain damage

-Conditions affecting the immune system

-Genetic disorders

-Down Syndrome

-Type 1 Diabetes

Once a referral has been submitted and if it meets our selection criteria, we will let you know and one our Dream Co-ordinators will contact the family directly to discuss the dream in more detail.”

Alex - The Leukodystrophy Charity