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.

Sidley’s Snowdon Challenge

28 September 8:00 am

We are VERY excited to announce a brand new event for 2019 – Sidley’s Snowdon Challenge.

#TeamSidley will be taking on Mount Snowdon in order to raise funds for Once Upon a Smile.

  • Approx time to complete: 5-7 hours
  • Distance: 10 miles (there and back)
  • Ascent: 970 metres
  • Route description: Llanberis Path Route
  • Start Location: Snowdon Mountain Railway @ 8am, Llanberis SH582 598, postcode LL55 4TY
  • Parking: Snowdon Car Park LL55 4TD or one of the other car parks in Llanberis

We are asking participants to raise a minimum of £100 per person, in order to register please email angela@onceuponasmile.org.uk

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6 October 10:00 am
Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester M25 2SW

Run, jog or walk around the 5k Kapow! Superhero Challenge obstacle course.

Take on 10 giant inflatable obstacles – set in the picturesque grounds of Heaton Park in Manchester.

You’ll start at our 4m high climb, then bash your way through the inflatable pole section, crawl through our 10-meter long inflatable tunnels and after you’ve escaped the maze it’s time to take on our 3m inflatable wall before finishing off with a quick bath in the foam pit!

Entry fee- £10 per person and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £50 for Once Upon a Smile.

Please note: All entrants under 16 must be over 1.2m tall and each group of 6 children must be accompanied by at least two adults. Even heroes need a hand every now and then!

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Manchester Half Marathon

13 October 8:00 am

Fancy a challenge? Why not run 13.1 miles in aid of Once Upon a Smile?!

Starting and finishing by Old Trafford, right next to Sidley House! The Manchester Half Marathon is easily the biggest in the region with over 13,000 runners. It’s an event that aims to truly represent all the wonderful people of Manchester!

Entry fee for this event is £35 per person and we ask that all participants raise a minimum of £150 for Once Upon a Smile.

For further information and/or to register please contact angela@onceuponasmile.org.uk

Important Information – Event fees are non-refundable and by signing up to this event you are agreeing to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.

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Chelsea’s Ladies Lunch

7 November 11:00 am
Manchester United

Thursday 7th November 2019, 11am – 4pm
Manchester Suite, Old Trafford – Home of Manchester United

Join chelsea for her annual ladies lunch with fizz, fashion, and fun with celebrity chef and TV host Gino D’Acampo!

The lunch continues to raise funds for two local charities St Ann’s Hospice and Once Upon a Smile.

All tickets are priced at £65 and include:

  • A welcome glass of fizz on arrival,
  • a special 2 course lunch, tea/coffee, chocolates and
  • an amazing goody bag thanks to PZ Cussons.

All tickets are sold and seated on a first come first served basis so don’t miss out.

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The Great Gatsby Christmas Ball

14 December 11:00 am
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert 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 Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert 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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