Upcoming Events

We’re always adding new events, so this page will change quite often. Bookmark this page or follow us on social media to make sure you’re up to date with all of our latest news and events.

Smile Mile


Every year we receive incredible support from schools within the Greater Manchester area.

In 2017, we launched a dedicated school fundraiser called SMILE MILE, which has so far raised over £10,000 for Once Upon a Smile.

If you want to challenge your class or school to run, walk or skip a mile to raise funds for Once Upon a Smile please do get in touch!

We have everything you need to make your Smile Mile a success including your very own Smile Mile pack.

Every child that takes part will receive a Smile Mile sticker and if you would like our Mascot Sidley to come down on the day let us know and we will try our best to get him there as well as a thank you assembly after your Smile Mile to announce the total raised.

The Smile Mile is a great way to get the children active but also support a great local charity we suggest that each pupil donates £1.

To register your school and take part in SMILE MILE 2020 please email info@onceuponasmile.org.uk

 

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Sidley’s Challenge 2020


Sidley’s Challenge is back for 2020!!

 Last year hundreds of our amazing supporters took part in Sidley’s challenge which raised over £20,000 helping us support more bereaved families at their time of need.

This year we want to go even bigger, with even more amazing challenges to choose from. 

To take part simply email info@onceuponasmile.org.uk with the event you like to sign up for and the Once Upon a Smile team will be on hand from start to finish to support you with everything you might need to make your fundraising a great success.  We will also send you the link to Sidley’s Challenge just giving page where you can set up your fundraising page.

If you are looking to take part in an event that isn’t on our event page then please just drop us an email and we will be happy to support you with everything you need – info@onceuponasmile.org.uk

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10K Challenge


Why not take part in the 10k Challenge – book to take part in two 10k runs this year and receive a Once Upon a Smile running pack including a free running top, minimum fundraising of £150 in total.

Please email info@onceuponasmile.org.uk for more information.

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Random Act of Kindness Day

17 February

Random Act of Kindness Day is just around the corner so why not get together with your colleagues, friends and family and raise funds for Once Upon a Smile.

Need ideas?

Arrange a Bake Sale

Silly Sock Day

Bring a £1 to work

Or come up with your own ideas to raise funds for Once Upon a Smile on Random Act of Kindness Day.

Whatever you decide to do, please remember to tag us in your posts and email info@onceuponasmile.org.uk with your ideas! We can then support you in your fundraising efforts!

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Gung Ho!

4 April
Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester M25 2SW

The world’s BIGGEST inflatable 5k run is coming to Manchester!

Gung-Ho! is coming to Heaton Park, Manchester on 4th April 2020, a 5km with HUGE inflatable obstacles and a whole heap of FUN!

Whether you’re a veteran athlete or a first-time 5k runner, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to show just how Gung-Ho! you really are.

£20 entry fee and then £50 fundraising target.

Please email info@onceuponasmile.org.uk for more information and/or to register.

 

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Manchester Marathon

5 April

One of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. You can purchase a place directly from www.manchestermarathon.co.uk and then just drop us an email to info@onceuponasmile.org.uk to let us know you are running for Team Sidley. There is no minimum fundraising target, just do your best.

If you require a Once Upon a Smile running top it is a £20 donation.

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The Grand Ball 2020

18 April 7:00 pm
Lancashire Cricket Ground

The most anticipated event of 2020 and the highlight of Once Upon a Smile fundraising calendar is BACK!

The Grand Ball 2020

Taking place on Saturday 18th April 2020, at Lancashire Cricket Ground, Old Trafford.

With over 500 guest’s attending, including stars from the world of sport and TV.

You will be treated to an evening of delicious food, good wine and amazing entertainment.

Previous act’s have included Scouting Girls, Savage Garden, Toploader, Union J, Calum Scott and the one and only Chesney Hawkes!

The Grand Ball 2020, is going to be even BIGGER….

Tables of 12 – £1,200

Table of 10 – £1000

Individual Tickets – £100

Due to high demand for tickets, we have a limited number available.

If you would like to be considered for tables/tickets please email GB20@onceuponasmile.org.uk with the following information

Party Lead Name Telephone Number Number of Tickets Required What previous events you have attended, if any *T&C This is an over 18 event only*

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 Sidley’s Sky Dive

15 May 8:00 am
Black Knights Parachute Centre Hillam Ln, Cockerham, Lancaster LA2 0DY

Our most popular challenge event is back!!

£30 deposit to secure your place and we ask all participants to raise a minimum of £400 in order to take part in the sky dive.

Please email info@onceuponasmile.org.uk for further information and/or to register your place.

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The Greater Manchester Swim

16 May

The Greater Manchester Swim 

Enter an iconic City swim that welcomes swimmers of all abilities over distances from 500m to three miles. You can purchase a place directly www.uswimopenwater.com/greater-manchester-swim and then just drop us an email to info@onceuponasmile.org.uk to let us know you are swimming for Team Sidley there is no minimum fundraising target, just do your best.

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Manchester 10k

24 May

You can purchase a place directly www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run and then just drop us an email to info@onceuponasmile.org.uk to let us know you are running for Team Sidley there is no minimum fundraising target, just do your best.

If you require a Once Upon a Smile running top it is £20 donate.

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Zip Wire

12 June

Another new event for 2020!

Zip wire Velocity 2

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight.

  • HOW FAST? You can go over 100mph
  • HOW FAR? 1555 metres
  • HOW MANY? 4 people at any 1 time (T&Cs apply) 
  • HOW MANY ZIPS? 2 – the little & big zipper!
  • DURATION 2 hours

Registration fee- £20

Sponsorship – We ask that each participant aims to raise a minimum of £250

For more information or to register email angela@onceuponasmile.org.uk

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Leeds 10k

5 July

You can purchase a place directly  www.runforall.com/events/10k/leeds-10k and then just drop us an email to info@onceuponasmile.org.uk and let us know you are running for Team Sidley there is no minimum fundraising target, just do your best.  If you require a Once Upon a Smile running top it is £20 donation.

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Wigan Family Mile & 10k

6 July

You can purchase a place directly www.wigan10k.co.uk and then just drop us an email to info@onceuponasmile.org.uk let us know you are running for Team Sidley there is no minimum fundraising target, just do your best.

If you require a Once Upon a Smile running top it is £20 donation.

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Snowdon Sunrise Event

11 July
Snowdon, Llanberis

“Once Upon a Sunrise”

Trek to the highest point in Wales in time for sunrise for Once Upon a Smile.

A night time trek by the light of your head torch (and hopefully a starry sky) to the summit of Snowdon in time to see the sunrise across Snowdonia.

Leaving Llanberis in the early hours accompanied by a team of professional mountain leaders, you will head along the Llanberis Path to the summit of Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name) reaching the summit in time to see the sunrise from one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

You will return along the same path in the first light of dawn, reaching Llanberis just in time for breakfast.

 

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE ITINERARY, EXACT DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN YOUR EVENT INFORMATION PACK 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT.

12.30am – Meet in Llanberis for registration

1am – Introduction to your mountain leader. Safety briefing.

1.30am – Start walking

5am – Reach the summit (sunrise 5am)

6.15am – Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)

8.30am – Arrive back in Llanberis for a well earned breakfast

Please note this is 12.30am – 8.30am SATURDAY morning

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Salford 10k

7 September

To sign up please contact the team on info@onceuponasmile.org.uk  there is no minimum fundraising target, just do your best.

If you require a Once Upon a Smile running top it is £20 donation.

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