Once Upon a Smile and the Christmas Ball!

Once Upon a Smile has done it again! Their hit Christmas charity fundraiser was back for 2023.

Co-founders on stage talking to a guest

This year’s was another unforgettable event with the charity’s co-founders and hosts of the event, Danny Miller and Daniel Jillings at the helm, who ensured the event was filled with joy and festivity for over 250 guests in attendance.
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.

Having taken place at The Mercure Piccadilly, guests were treated to mesmerising performances featuring one of the UK’s leading choirs the Manchester Chamber Choir, the talented King of Swing, singer Paul Pashley and the Princes of Motown, a group created by former Drifters member and X-Factor finalist, Pierre Herelle.

While enjoying these outstanding performances, there was also a delightful 3-course meal and sparking drinks, adding a touch of elegance to the festivities.

Making the event an experience, guests also were provided magical surprises throughout the day.

But that’s not all, there was also an auction and raffle helping to raise over £17,000!

Headline sponsors Roydon Group have been loyal supporters of the charity for a number of years and we also received first time sponsors, White Force Security who also supported the event helping to bring a bit of extra magic and sparkle. Daniel Jillings, Co-Founder comments:

What an amazing day. The generosity sparkled at our successful Christmas charity ball with all money raised supporting bereaved children at their time of need. We thank our wonderful guests, sponsors and partners who generously donated to help make this event our biggest Christmas event to date.

Daniel Jillings-Co Founder, Once Upon a Smile

For further information, contact:

Charlotte Brown

Corporate and Community Fundraiser

Email: [email protected]

0161 711 0339