The Grand Ball Returns!

UPDATE: One of the acts have been announced- CLICK HERE!

Bigger, better, and more spectacular than ever-The Grand Ball is back! This well coveted event for Greater Manchester children’s bereavement charity, Once Upon a Smile is their biggest events of the year- and it will not be without it’s surprises!

The charity’s co-founders, award-winning actors, Danny Miller (Emmerdale, I’m a Celebrity) and Daniel Jillings will once again host this magical event, helping to raise the vital funds the charity needs to continue their work.
Taking place on the evening of Saturday 20th April at the popular Emirates Stadium, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Trafford, guests will be treated to amazing food and drinks, with a host of non-stop entertainment and performances throughout the evening.

Previous acts to appear and announced on the night have included 5ive, BoyzLife, Kelly Llorenna (of N-Trance), Chesney Hawkes and Scouting for Girls.

There will also be an auction and raffle with some incredible prizes to be won.
It also wouldn’t be a Once Upon a Smile event without some extra sparkle on the night.

Since 2011, the charity has seen a huge increase in the number of referrals for children’s bereavement support. They are the only charity in the North West with a dedicated child bereavement centre with sessions tailored to the needs of the children they support. The funds raised at this event make a huge difference to help the charity continue their support.

This year, we are taking this event to the next level, making it BIGGER and more SPECTACULAR than ever before. We cannot wait for guests to see what we have in store! We thank our sponsors Videcon and Roydons and event partners and loyal supporters, for their continued contributions which help us immensely with the event.

Daniel Jillings, Co-Founder

Tickets are £120 per person and include an arrival drinks reception, 3-course meal and entertainment and laughter throughout.

Get your exclusive tickets today by emailing [email protected] There are limited tickets available so be sure not to miss out!

With thanks to headline partners Roydon Group and Videcon and sponsors Marc Darcy and Phillips & Cohen. Without their support, this event wouldn’t be possible.

Reserve tickets by calling

0161 711 0339