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Edinburgh Night Ride

Criss-cross your way across the city as an individual rider or as part of a team, and check out the sites of the city all bathed in glorious moonlight on a 50-mile course beginning and ending at Holyrood Palace. Ride for the charity of your choice. Children ages 14–17 can take part with an accompanying adult.

Edinburgh City Centre

Sat 21 Jun

£39 registration, plus sponsorship or self-funding / 01244 676454

Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Fri 18 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 18:00

Sponsored Night Walk

Torchlit charity walk to raise money for the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Please wear warm clothing, sturdy footwear and bring a torch.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sat 27 Sep

Free (with sponsorship) / 01555 665262

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Gosfest 2014

Local artists and bands play across two stages and four days at this family-friendly festival. This year welcomes a shopping marquee.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Thu 7 Aug

£2 per entry; £10 for festival pass (Children £1) / 02393 787613

  • 17:30 – 23:30

Marie Curie Karting Fundraiser

Earn championship gold as you and your team speed round the track. The reward is the fuzzy warm feeling you'll get knowing that you have done something good for someone in need (plus medals and an actual prize).

Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing, Clydebank

Mon 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 641 0222

  • 18:00 – 22:00
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Nightrider London for Cardboard Citizens

Take part in an exciting 100km moonlit cycle ride across London to help raise funds for Cardboard Citizens, a UK based theatre that helps change the lives of homeless and displaced people through the performing arts. The cycle follows a circular route past London landmarks including Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and the…

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Sat 7 Jun

£39 (registration free) / 020 7377 8948

  • 23:00 – 08:00

Fashion in Flames

The models hit the catwalk – only this time it's on fire! Glasgow-based design duo Obscure Couture send their latest collection down a bed of hot coals, worn by what is hopefully a group of highly trained models. All proceeds go to Action for Children Scotland.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 17 May


Fundraising Ceilidh

Get acquainted with the Dashing White Sergeant all in aid of Girlguiding and a community in Vietnam.

Liberton Kirk Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 2 May

£12 (under 15s £6; Family £27) / 0131 6648264

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Give Blood

A blood donation session. Give blood to supplement the national blood bank. This is required for medical emergencies.

The Platform, Morecambe

Tue 22 Apr

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

  • 17:00 – 19:30

The Grove House Midnight Walk

Fancy dress costumes at the ready as it's time to put those walking shoes on and raise money for a good cause.

Westminster Lodge, St. Albans

Sat 12 Jul


  • 22:00
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Moonlight Memories Walk

If you have a pair of boots made for walking then this is the time to wear them. Lace them up and help raise money for those living with a terminal illness.

Edgbaston High School For Girls, Birmingham

Sat 12 Jul

£7 (includes hospice t-shirt, tea & coffee and medal) / 0121 454 5831

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Photoplod Midnight 40 Mile Trek

Do your bit for charity on this gruelling non-stop 40 mile night-time trek across the South Downs Way.

Leisure Centre, Steyning

Sat 7 Jun

£15–£100 / 08452 935605

  • 00:00 – 16:00 (Sunday morning)

Much Ado About Nothing: Open Air Shakespeare

Burnt Out Theatre embark on a Surrey tour of their open-air production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, set in the roaring 1920s and underlined by original music. The performances will be raising funds for local Surrey charities Disability Challengers and The Wintershall Charitable Trust.

The Wintershall Estate, Guildford

Tue 15 Jul

£5–£15 / 01483 892167

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Wed 16 Jul

01483 892167

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Thu 17 Jul

01483 892167

  • 19:30 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Jul

The Roaring Prohibition Ball

Harking back to the days of the roaring 20s. When gentlemen gambled, flappers tap danced and cocktails were surreptitiously served in tea cups. Enjoy a night back in time with live performers, burlesque and more!

The Bloomsbury Ballroom, London WC1B

Fri 24 Oct

£15 early bird

Anzac Day Edinburgh

A celebration of all things Australian and New Zealand to commemorate the fallen of the battle of Gallipoli. Featuring an Anzac night service, DJs, singers, raffle, games and more with all profits going to charity.

The Globe Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£10 (including your first 'Kiwi/Aussie beer') / 0131 557 4670

  • 18:00 – 03:00
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Buddies Dinner Dance

Help Buddies celebrate their 20th anniversary with a glass of bubbly, a three-course meal and live entertainment.

Holiday Inn City Centre Theatreland, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

£30 / 0141 434 0201

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Charity Swish: Clothes Swap Event

Bring along some clothes you've grown a bit tired of and swap them out for someone else's duds, with 30-minutes of browsing time before the swishing begins! Proceeds go to Autism Initiatives Scotland.

Duke Street United Reformed Church, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8 (includes all activities and services on offer) / 0131 551 7260

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Edinburgh Fashion Swap

Swap some of your neglected outfits (as long as they're still in good condition) for a brand new set of threads.

Malmaison Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

£5 for 1–5 items; £7 for 6–10 items / 07596 596688

  • 18:30 – 20:30

The Head Bang Theory: Alternative Quiz

Quiz night featuring rounds on alternative music, movies, comics, art, TV and more, with four prizes up for grabs. 10% of the money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Pivo Caffè, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 1 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 8 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 33 more dates until 25 Dec

Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope

Celebrated conservationist Dr Jane Goodall speaks about her experiences with the Gombe chimpanzees and her lifetime in conservation.

New College, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£15 (£12) / 0131 314 0340

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LOL for Charity

Billy Kirkwood, Patrick Rolink and mates star in this comedy night raising funds for CLIC Sargent.

Mercure Hotel, Ayr

Fri 30 May

£12 / 0844 815 9005

The Marie Curie Spring Ball 2014

Good food, live music, a raffle and dancing for a good cause.

George Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£50–£55 / 0131 225 1251

  • 19:00 – 00:00

The Mayor's Charity Concert: Peter And The Wolf

  • Directed by: Craig Lawton (cond)

Winchester Chamber Orchestra, featuring Jinah Shim and the Conchord Singers perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

Winchester Cathedral

Thu 1 May

£15 adv booking available (Children £4 adv booking available) / 01962 857200

  • 19:30

Mozarmy Meet

Fans of Morrissey and the Smiths can get together and revel in their mutual adoration at the first annual Mozarmy meet-up, with appearances from Andrew Paresi. Amy Lamé, Clive Langer, Craig Gannon, Samuel Preston and Julie Hesmondhalgh. Booking is essential.

Star & Garter, Manchester

Sat 26 Apr

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0161 273 6726

Race for Life

Join the UK's largest women-only fundraising event and walk, run, jog or dance 5 or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Promenade, Blackpool

Wed 9 Jul

£14.99 (under 16s £10; under 6s free) / 0845 600 6050

  • 19:30

Witton Country Park & Witton Arena, Blackburn

Wed 25 Jun

Phone for prices / 01254 691239

  • 19:30
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