Upcoming Events

By taking part in one of our events, you are not only taking part in an experience you will never forget but you will also be helping us to raise vital funds which help us continue to support bereaved children and their families.

To stay updated on our events and learn more about Once Upon a Smile, please follow us on social media.

Have an event in mind that isn’t listed? Contact our fundraising team – [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Multiple dates-weather dependant

Sky Dive

Anyone over the age of 16 can book to take part in this amazing experience and jump with the fully qualified British Parachute Association instructors at Black Knights Parachute Centre
Learn More

Multiple dates available

Snowdon Challenge

Get your walking boots on and hike up Snowdon in aid of Once Upon a Smile!
Learn More

- 31 August

Our birthday!

Donate or fundraise for us this summer as part of our 12th birthday celebrations.
Learn More


Smile Mile – Children’s event

Children will be thrilled when taking part in our popular Smile Mile challenge as they work together to complete a mile to raise funds for Once Upon a Smile.
Learn More

26 May

Great Manchester Run 2024

The AJ Bell Great Manchester Run is back on Sunday 26 May 2024, take part for Once Upon a Smile.
Learn More

7 June - 9 June

Great North SwimRun

SwimRun is a journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, navigating around Short, Middle and Endurance distances.
Learn More

22 June - 23 June

Experience Summer Solstice in Snowdon

Experience the magic of Snowdon for Summer Solstice this June.
Learn More

28 June - 30 June

Trafford Palazzo Abseil

Abseil the iconic Trafford Palazzo tower this June!
Learn More

8 September

Great North Run-Newcastle

The AJ Bell Great North Run is the world’s biggest and best half marathon, running a 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields.
Learn More

13 October

MCR Half Marathon

The popular Manchester Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile challenge that takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 15,000 runners.
Learn More

19 October - 20 October

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is the ultimate team challenge, take part with your colleagues, family or friends and support each other to the muddy finish line!
Learn More

During December

Sidley’s Santa Dash

Sidley's Santa Dash -fun for everyone
Learn More