Afternoon events, Charity

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Souper Saturday Postcard Sale

Postcard art from local artists is on sale (as well as live music) to raise funds for Souper Saturday which provides food for the homeless.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 229 7565

Edinburgh Santa Toddle & Parade

Join Santa and his reindeer on a festive parade with George Watsons Pipes & Drums. Kids are welcome to dress as elves, and infants or toddlers in buggies are welcome. All toddlers receive a medal,certificate and goody bag. Ages 6 and under.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

accompanying adults free (Children £5) / 0131 208 2500

Pitlochry Christmas Tree Festival

Two day festival of Christmas trees, featuring displays from local businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, groups, clubs and families. Also featuring a craft market, music and refreshments.

Pitlochry Church

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 / 01796 472160

WildHearts 5k Santa Run 2014

Santa's on the run this Christmas (but he can also jog or walk) in this 5k event. However they travel, participants are encouraged to raise funds for Scottish charity WildHearts.

Inverness Leisure

Sun 7 Dec

£15 (Under 13s £10) / 01463 667500

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Sun 14 Dec

£15 (Under 13s £10)

An Afternoon with World Swimming Champion, Ollie Hynd (MBE)

An afternoon of fundraising, meet and greets, photos and even a spot of adventure golf Commonwealth Gold medalist swimmer Ollie Hynd.

The Lost City, Nottingham

Fri 12 Dec

£3.50–£5.50 / 0115 985 9455

Email venue to reserve a place.

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Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Christmas Craft Fair

Fundraising Christmas fair with local products including jewellery, cards, honey, Christmas decorations and other items, plus kids' activities.

Windlestone School, Ferryhill

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 01388 720337

Christmas in the City

STV Glasgow's The Riverside Show presenters Jennifer Reoch and David Farrell host a charity Christmas lunch featuring a catwalk-based show telling the story of Christmas in Glasgow as well as performances from Carrie Mac and the Bay City Rollers. Funds raised go to the STV Appeal and Kilbryde Hospice.

Thistle Glasgow Hotel

Fri 5 Dec

£950 per table of ten / 01698 459966

Friendly Craft Market

An indoor market with over twenty craft artists, plus there's food if you get peckish as you peruse.

WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 458 3267

Christmas special with an appearance from Santa himself

Sun 22 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 26 Apr 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 28 Jun 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

March Of The Mods

Dogtooth, Beat Movement, Target 5 and Redstarts perform in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.93 / 0141 332 2232

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Scottish Stammering Network Open Day

An open day for people with a stammer and their friends and family to listen to speakers and take part in workshops.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 07977 300851

Sunday Assembly

Do you like the whole ritual, communal, hanging-out-together and talking-about-stuff aspect of religion, and don't see why you can only have it if you believe in a supreme being? Sounds like the Sunday Assembly is for you. The 'godless congregation' meets every Sunday to hear talks, sing songs and celebrate life.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0844 693 3336

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0844 693 3336

The Tamdhu Tash-Off Party

If the mo has got to go, why not let a Victorian barber give you a clean shave as you enjoy a glass of Tamdhu? For ages 18+, though under 18s can opt for just the shave (no whisky included).

Ruffians, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£10 donation to the Movember cause / 0131 225 8962

Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair

Loads of Christmassy treats, with stalls, activities a raffle and a tombola. Plus, there are appearances from Santa, his helpers and 'Elsa' from Frozen.

Lancaster Boys and Girls Club

Sat 13 Dec

Free

Woman of Influence Awards

An awards ceremony recognising and encouraging influential women in Scotland.

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£65 / 0141 240 3700