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Upcoming events

Fundraising for us

Our Celebrity Football Team

Formed in 2007, we are recognised throughout the United Kindom as the biggest charity football team, consisting of players from television and ex-professional footballers. Our aim is to help raise much needed funds for a variety of charities, and our chosen charity is Once Upon A Smile.

We are delighted to announce our sponsership with JD Sports!

Need Some Help?

Do you need some support?
Do you know someone who needs our support?

We currently accept referrals from many organisations and although this is the simplest way of accepting referrals we do also accept self referrals.

All referrals are discussed in full by a committee and decisions are made thoroughly.

Hi, I’m Sidley and together we will make a difference and create many smiles!

For some of you this may be the first time I’ve had the pleasure of meeting you, so I will take just a minute to explain who I am. I am the mascot and the face of ‘Once Upon A Smile’ and you will be seeing lots of me over the coming years. I cannot wait to bring smiles to the faces of those families who need it most. Together we can make this happen…one smile at a time!

You will be seeing me at all the football matches we take part in. I will also be making appearances at many schools, hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Who knows, maybe I will appear in the odd magazine and newspaper – I’m a very busy bear!