Our Patrons

Lisa Marie Presley 
Lisa Marie is, of course, the daughter of Elvis & Priscilla Presley. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee.

A mother of 4 children herself, she has now decided to become a proactive patron of the Dream Factory and we are very honoured as we are her sole charity in this country.

She is also a fantastic singer and songwriter in her own right and is known as the Princess of Rock and Roll.

Lisa Marie is married to Michael Lockwood the guitarist, music producer and director.

Lisa Maria is now spending most of her time in the USA, she has The Dream Factory on her own website to support us - her website is lisamariepreseley.com

Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone, charismatic, international actor, his career began in the mid '70's and has involved roles for both TV and movies, including Hollywood blockbusters such as Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Departed, a reboot of The Magic Roundabout, a beaver in the first Narnia film and a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman.

One of the roles for which he received much acclaim and which brought him to the attention of Hollywood was Sexy Beast. Ray has recently revived the role of Jack Regan in a film re-make of The Sweeney. He has also tackled diverse and complex roles from King Henry VIII, to Beowolf, to The Chronicles of Narnia. 

He has been nominated for two BAFTAs, won a screen Actors Guild Award, three British Independent Film Awards and two international Emmy Awards.
Vicki Michelle MBE
Vicki is very proud to have been awarded the MBE for her services to Charities.  

Vicki is perhaps still best known through her role of 'Yvette' in the BBC hit TV series "allo allo".  She has enjoyed an extensive acting career in TV dramas and musicals and has starred in many pantomimes around the United Kingdom.

Vicki also did exceptionally well in 2014 "I'm a Celebrity get me out of here".

She is an acclaimed musical performer, credits include:  Miss Hannigan in Annie, Lady Raeburn and Asphynxia in Salad Days, Miss Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Vi Collins in Stop Dreaming.  She also played Emma, screen wife of Ray Winstone in Channel 4's "All in the Game" and has appeared in the award-winning soaps such as "Emmerdale" and "Doctors". 

Vicki is also a very proactive Patron for the Dream Factory. 
Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp is a former English footballer who is currently manager of Football League Championship club Queens Park Rangers. He has had a long career in football management starting in 1983 with Bournemouth.

He previously managed Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth (twice), Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. While in his second spell at Portsmouth, he managed the side that won the 2008 FA Cup.

At the conclusion of the 2009–10 season he guided Tottenham into the UEFA Champions League for the very first time.Redknapp subsequently oversaw Spurs' progress to the last 16 of that tournament when defeating German side Werder Bremen at home. They were the only new club to have qualified for the next stage of the competition and went on to top their group ahead of holders Inter Milan,before defeating AC Milan over two legs to reach the quarter-finals.

His son, Jamie Redknapp, played under him at Bournemouth and Southampton. He is also uncle to Chelsea player Frank Lampard, who played under him at West Ham United.

Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith
The Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith is MP for Chingford and Woodford Green and former leader of the Conservative Party.  

Iain was in the Scots Guards for 6 years and is now Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & he heads the Centre for Social Justice. 

Iain Duncan Smith is a very proactive patron of The Dream Factory and attends as many events as he possibly can.
Patsy Palmer
Patsy is no longer in Eastenders and is currently living in the USA.  She was starring as Bianca in Eastenders. 

She has appeared in McCready & Daughter, Trapped, Strictly Come Dancing and several West End shows.   

Patsy has also launched Palmer Cutler Products in the UK.  

Patsy and her family participated in a Celebrity Family Fortunes nominating The Dream Factory as their chosen charity.
Sid Owen
Sid Owen started in Eastenders in the role of Ricky Butcher during 1988.  But before that he had appeared alongside Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland in the film Revolution. 

Sid came 3rd in "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here" in 2005 and has now returned to Eastenders.

After returning to Eastenders for a short while Sid is now living in France.

Michael McKell
Michael McKell is an actor best known for playing DS Nick Henshall in Emmerdale, DS/DI Trevor Hands in the ITV drama M.I.T. and Dr. Nick West in the BBC drama Doctors. 

Michael has appeared in several movies including: Freight, Will, Acts of Godfrey, and Death. 

He is also a singer/songwriter, with an album out: Shower Over Moon Street.  See more about Michael at: www.michaelmckell.com
Lois Winstone
Her first major acting role was in Gary Oldman's 1997 drama, Nil by Mouth, alongside her father Ray.  Lois would again appear with her father in 2001's Last Orders and again in 2004 in Everything. 

Her TV career includes roles in The Bill, Holby City and mini-series When Evil Calls. 

Lois is now part of electro pop band This Year's Model, brainchild of Manchester techno guru DNCN. 

Jaime Winstone
Jaime, younger sister of Lois, is also an established actress.  She has appeared alongside her father in the TV series Vincent. 

Her other film and TV credits include, M.I.T., Boogie Woogie, Donkey Punch, Kidulthood, Dead Set and Made in Dagenham.

Dr Rory McCrae
Rory is chairman of Chilvers McCrea and a General Practitioner. Rory is the Medical Advisor to The Dream Factory.
Ruth Clark
Ruth Clark JP
Ruth was a former Councillor for the London Borough of Redbridge, she was also Deputy Mayor and is a Justice of the Peace. 
Lord Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma lives in London and is a self-made multimillionaire and entrepreneur. 

He was featured on ITV 1's Young Posh & Loaded, then subsequently GMTV, MTVs TRL.

Doreen Golding
The Pearly Queen of Old Kent Road, Doreen has dedicated many years to raising money for charities. 

Doreen also works with the Variety Club of Great Britain. She is a very pro-active patron for The Dream Factory and constantly fund raises for the charity

Colin McMillan
Colin, who was known as "Sweet C" as a professional boxer, became a two-time British Featherweight Champion - winning a Lonsdale belt in record time – Commonwealth Featherweight Champion in 1991 and World Featherweight Champion in 1992. 

In his first defence, disaster struck when a dislocated shoulder saw him lose his title and plague the rest of his fighting years.  After regaining and losing the British Featherweight title in 1997, Colin officially announced his retirement. 

Today, Colin divides his time between running his own boxing agency, property developing, commentary and event organising.

Lisa Nash
Lisa Nash's career started by presenting ITV's Friday night Clubavision, having gone on to presenting everything from DJ Factory, Britain's Next Top Model Live, Fashion TV, Knuckle up on Sky Sports to starring in films 'Sucker Punch' alongside Tamer Hassan and Tom Hardy, 'Dead Cert' & 'Demon & Doors' to be released later this year!

Lisa is also now a personal trainer.

Simon Khan
The Dream Factory is very proud to announce our new patron is Epping's own PGA golf pro Simon Khan. 

Simon spends a lot of the year on the golf circuit abroad. He has the Dream Factory logo on his golf bag and has just donated £10 from every birdie and has donated £1,970 to help us grant more dreams. He also donated his driver and signed it for our golf day.
Terry Alderton
Terry is a comedian and actor in both film & TV, who has been supporting The Dream Factory for several years now by chairing our auctions at various events and helping us to raise even more money for children's dreams. 

Terry has been extremely busy this year with his UK Comedy Tour, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival along with Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand and India. He has recently starred in Eastenders as a new taxi-driving love interest of Bianca Butcher played by Patsy Palmer (another of our Patrons).  Terry has left Eastenders and is now working on "Terry Alderton All Crazy Now" on Radio 4. 

We were absolutely delighted when Terry recently agreed to become one of our Patrons and make his role as a supporter of The Dream Factory official!
Bishop Of Chelmsford
We are delighted to announce that The Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, has agreed to become a patron of The Dream Factory.
David Bentley
David Bentley
David is an English retired England footballer who played in the Premier League for Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur.  He usually played as a winger, but also played in central midfield or as a second striker. 

David Bentley started his career with Arsenal, and despite being earmarked as one for the future, he produced strong performances for his new club, and soon featured regularly for the England under-21 team.  He made his senior international debut against Israel in September 2007.  In July 2008 he joined Tottenham Hotspur.  David is now retired from Football. 

Anne Wafula Strike MBE
Anne Wafula Strike MBE
Born in Mihu, Kenya, Anne was a fit and healthy child before polio struck when she was two years old.

After completing A-levels and graduating from Moi University with a Bachelor of Education degree, Anne taught at Machakos Technical College in Kenya before meeting the man she would marry - which lead her to Britain, motherhood, wheelchair racing, disability advocacy and charity work.

2004 marked the beginning of an Olympic career when Anne became the first wheelchair racer from Sub-Sahara Africa to compete at the Paralympics in Athens. In 2006 Anne became a British citizen and joined Team GB and in 2007 she was officially recognised by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception for her work as a disabled athlete and for involvement in charity work for people with disabilities.

Gillian Tayleforth
Gillian Taylforth
Gillian Taylforth became a patron of the Dream Factory at the beginning of 2017. She is best known for her role as Kathy Beale on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, and has also appeared as Jackie Pascoe-Webb on ITV's Footballers' Wives, and more recently as Sgt. Nikki Wright in ITV's The Bill. She has also appeared in film during her early career, has presented on ITV's Loose Women and appeared as a celebrity contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.