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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The Great Gatsby Christmas Ball

14 December 11:00 am
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

The Great Gatsby Christmas ball this year will be hosted by Danny Miller and Daniel Jillings.

Taking place on Saturday 14th December at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

This black tie event will take place from 11am until 4pm and will include

Fizz on arrival

3 course christmas lunch

Wine on your table

Live entertainment

Tickets are £65 each and table of 10 are available.

space is limited so to register your interest email your name and how many tickets you are looking to buy to:


Please note this is an over 18 event and tickets are none refundable.

With thanks to our headline sponsor Videcon

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Sidley’s 5K Santa Dash

22 December 10:30 am
Bents Home & Garden WA3 5NT

Make some room for Christmas indulgence by joining us in this 5K dash around Windy Bank Woods with participants dressed up as Santa, or just a Santa hat.

Adults: £5
Children: £2.50
Family of 4: £10

All proceeds will go directly to Once Upon a Smile!

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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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