Founded in 2011, Once Upon a Smile was built on a vision by Daniel Jillings and Danny Miller, who felt strongly about the lack of support for families after the death of a loved one, specifically parents, children and siblings. According to Child Bereavement UK, a parent of children under 18 dies every 22 minutes in the UK, heightening the need to provide safe environments that allow children to understand and express their emotion.
Over £37,000 was raised for our previous charity of the year, MQ, a mental health charity extremely close to our hearts.
We are really pleased to have made Once Upon a Smile our Charity of Choice. As an organisation committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers and communities it is a great fit. The work they do to support families is invaluable and we are proud to be a part of this and support them through our fundraising activities.Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Group
We are delighted to be chosen as Stockport Homes Group’s charity partner for the next two years, we already have an amazing fundraising calendar in place which we are so excited to begin. SHG employees have already shown great enthusiasm and we cannot wait to see where the partnership goes.Corporate and Community Manager at Once Upon A Smile