Join our Co-Founders in the Great Manchester 10K

Award-winning actors Danny Miller (Emmerdale and winner of I’m a Celebrity) and Daniel Jillings, Co-Founders of children’s bereavement charity, Once Upon a Smile are running in Great Manchester Run this May.
Best friends, Danny and Daniel founded Once Upon a Smile in 2011, to provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families, after it became apparent that there was a lack of support for families after the death of a loved one, specifically a parent or child/sibling.

Danny and Dan smiling to camera after running the Great Manchester Run 2023

The Great Manchester Run on Sunday 26 May, is not only a chance for them to personally contribute to the charity they co-founded together but also an opportunity for the public to join in and help raise funds for Once Upon a Smile. The event not only serves as a platform to generate financial support but also will be a wonderful opportunity for them to thank supporters of the charity as they run through Manchester on the day.

We hope to raise as much as possible for our charity and appreciate any support anyone can give. We are also really looking forward to meeting other runners and supporters on the day!

Danny Miller, Co-Founder of Once Upon a Smile

I’m really excited to be taking part in this year’s Great Manchester Run with my best mate and with supporters of Once Upon a Smile joining in. We hope with their support, this will be our most successful Great Manchester Run yet!

Daniel Jillings, Co-Founder of Once Upon a Smile

You can also book your place by calling

0161 711 0339