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St Oswald's Car Boot Sale

Sell your wares or pick up a bargain at this car boot sale.

St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Oct

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

Edinburgh Christmas Walk

A wintery walk through the Botanic Garden, by the Water of Leith and finishing in Inverleith park via Stockbridge. All walkers get a medal and a goody bag.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20 / 0131 208 2500

Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Get stuck in about the antique, vintage and collectibles to see if you can bag a bargain.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

Sun 30 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

Artlink Central's Art off the Rock 2014 Exhibition

Contemporary Scottish art. The exhibition culminates in a charity art auction on Sun 2 Nov.

Pathfoot Building, Stirling

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

…and 8 more dates until 2 Nov

Blindfold Run 10K

Team up with a pal and run a 5k or 10k route with one of you blindfolded and the other acting as your guide runner. This unique race allows you to experience running as blind runner or a running guide and helps raise funds for the Royal London Society for Blind People.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sun 2 Nov

£50 per pair (minimum fundraising £350 per pair) / 0207 808 6196

Email for 2-4-1 discount code.

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Charity Christmas Fete

Roll up, roll up for a Christmas fete in aid of the charity HCPT. There's tea and cakes, face painting, eyebrow threading, a nail technician and all manner of exciting stalls on offer. Plus, that Santa fella is said to be stopping by.

St Columbkille's Church, Rutherglen

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 07729 207799

Please note: Stalls cost £20 to run and must be paid in advance.

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Christmas Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK

Make this the year you get all your Christmas shopping done in November. An indoor market with over 50 stalls selling gifts for adults and children with a dedicated food hall selling locally sourced produce. The fair is opened by journalist and broadcaster Nicholas Owen.

The Grasshopper Inn, Westerham

Wed 5 Nov

£3

Christmas Tree Festival

A two-day winter wonderland with stalls, gifts, rides, live music – and a little visit from Mr Claus.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01234 762615

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01234 762615

Coffee Morning Craft and Food fair

Craft and food fair coffee morning with craft food, tea, coffee and raffle.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

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The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 9 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sun 7 Dec

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Edinburgh Christmas Run

Raise funds for a range of worthy charities with this festive 5k around Inverleith Park. Times and positions are recorded, plus there are first, second and third place prizes and a medal/goody bag combo for all runners.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Fun Run

Dress up as a Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or Rudolph and take part in a festive 5k fun run for Epilepsy Action. There's a medal and a mince pie for all runners and Hall Royd Band are performing carols. Any reindeer calves wanting to race can take part in the children's fun run.

Roberts Park Bandstand, Saltaire

Sun 7 Dec

£2.50–£12 / 0113 210 8797

Epilepsy Action Tour of the Roses

Three day, coast to coast, cycle challenge in aid of Epilepsy Action. Starting in Blackpool and finishing in Scarborough the route includes parts of the first Stage of the 2014 Tour de France and passes the most iconic locations in the region. Accommodation, meals, baggage transfer, medical cover and mechanical assistance…

North Pier Blackpool

Sat 23 May 2015

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Sun 24 May 2015

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Mon 25 May 2015

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

The Erskine Ladies' Lunch

A 'snow belles' themed winter party, featuring a cocktail reception, three course lunch, wine and coffee, plus entertainment from Edward Reid, Andrew Merry and Nicola Cassells.

29 Private Members Club, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£65 / 0141 225 5610

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Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01997 421344

Freeze for Trees

Jump into an icy outdoor pool in the middle of December to raise funds for Trees for Cities, a charity that encourages tree planting in cities.

Brockwell Lido, London SE24

Sat 13 Dec

£15 (fundraising target £60) / 020 7274 3088

Fresh Start Charity Sale

Buy up some baked goods, bric a brac, crafts and more and help raise funds for homelessness charity Fresh Start while you're at it.

The Fresh Start Food Station, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 476 7741

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 476 7741

Glasgow Coffee Festival

A one-day festival celebrating the mighty coffee bean and showcasing the speciality coffee scene in Scotland. There are tastings, competitions, presentations and music on offer with all proceeds going to Coffee Kids UK.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0141 553 5890

Ticket price includes one hot drink.

The Great Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

It's a wonder Santa can run anywhere after all those mince pies, but never the less, run he does. Thousands of him. All to raise funds for the 'When You Wish Upon a Star' charity to grant Christmas wishes to sick children. Price includes a Santa suit to keep (or elf hat for kids).

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (Children 5–11 £5; Children 2–4 £2.50) / 01357 529950

Ticket price includes Santa suit and medal. All participants are asked to raise £20.14 for the charity. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run

Try and run round the 5km and 1.5km courses as fast as Santa and Rudolf can get round the world all in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Waterend Barn, St. Albans

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£17 / 01442 820717

Jingle Bell Jog

Don your free Santa suit and walk, jog or frolic your way around a two mile course to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice. Remember to carb load the night before – plenty of mince pies and chocolate coins.

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £6; under 5s free) / 0121 472 1191

Ticket prices includes a Santa suit for adults and children and a Santa hat for under 5s

Jingle Jog

Run, jog, walk or boogie your way round a choice of routes to raise money for Diverse Abilities Plus. Participants can choose between an 8k or a 10k and there's a free 2.3k jingle jog for children aged 5 and under.

Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Sun 7 Dec

£10 entry plus £30 minimum sponsorship (Children £5 entry plus £15 minimum sponsorship; under 5s free but must be accompanied by a paid… / 01202 718266

  • 10:00 Jingle Jog Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Little Shwop of Horrors

This Hallowe'en, Marks & Spencer are launching their Little Shwop of Horrors pop-up store in collaboration with Oxfam. Bring along unwanted clothes to donate (or shwop) and Oxfam will see them re-sold, re-used or recycled. Joanna Lumley is opening the proceedings, so let the shwopping commence.

Marks & Spencer, London W1C

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 7935 7954

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 7935 7954

MoRunning Edinburgh

Run either a 5k or a 10k distance around Holyrood Park in support of Prostate Cancer UK. You can either grow a moustache for the event or, if your genetics don't allow for face fuzz, draw or stick a novelty one on. Fancy dress is actively encouraged with a prize for the best look.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£16–£20 for the 5k; £22–£28 for the 10k / 0131 652 8150

Early bird entries available until 15 Oct.

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