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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

£10–£25

Royal British Legion Scotland Beating Retreat

A dramatic military parade of precision drill and stirring bagpipes to celebrate the year of Homecoming Scotland. Held at sundown on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade the spectacle features performances from the Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Bands as well as brass bands from across Scotland, Standard Bearers and the Riders…

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 550 1583

  • 19:00 – 20:00

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

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

This Is Not a Fashion Show: An Upcycling Design Event

An entire day of upcycled and alternative fashion, with a catwalk show featuring pieces from Sarah Morbey, Beautiful Brastards, 85A Collective and students from Glasgow Clyde College, among many others. Plus stalls, screenings and food and drink, all in support of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

£8 (£6) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

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A Concert Of Music And Words: The Ackroyd Trust

Excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience and readings of work by Louis De Bernieres and Carol Anne Duffy to raise money for the The Ackroyd Trust.

Royal College of Music, London SW7

Thu 22 May

Britten Theatre

£35 / 020 7591 4300

Ticket includes champagne and canapés before the performance

  • 18:30 – 21:00

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

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

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

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 1 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 8 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 15 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30
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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

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

Thousand and One Nights

Dance from all around the world in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£12 / 0141 577 4956

  • 20:00

White Feather Charitable Aid Diamond Ball

A three-course meal, live music, disco, auction and raffle in aid of St Andrews Hospice and the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre.

Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£60 / 07876 032313

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Age UK Enfield Celebrity Fundraising Annual Ball

This year's ball and charity auction is hosted by EastEnders actress Lindsey Coulson. Tickets include welcome drink, three-course dinner, disco and live entertainment.

De Vere Venues Theobalds Park, Cheshunt

Sat 10 May

£55 minimum donation / 020 8375 4125

  • 19:00 – 00:00
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An Audience with Kevin Poneskis and Stoll Veterans

Ex Regimental Sergeant Major Kevin Poneskis talks about how he built his property portfolio while he was still a young soldier. All proceeds go to Stoll's work with veterans.

Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation, London SW6

Tue 29 Apr

£10 (veterans £5) / 020 7385 2110

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Band Slam

Five local bands come together to pay tribute to the one man, Dan. All profits go to the Margaret Kerr Unit of the Borders General Hospital.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 16 May

£8 (Children £4) / 01721 725777

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

Cheese and Wine Night

Sample an array of fine wines and gourmet cheese selected by expert guides. All proceeds go to the Carers Trust.

Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£5 / 01313 384444

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Clyde Stride

Don your pyjamas or fancy dress and walk 5k or 10k in support of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. DJ Romeo sets you off at the Riverside Museum of Transport passing the river Clyde, Glasgow's iconic bridges and the Hospice itself before returning to the finish line at the museum.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£20 (Children £10) / 0141 429 5599

  • 21:00
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Comedy Cracker For Shelter

With Lee Nelson, Hattie Hayridge, Kev Orkian, Andre Vincent, Bennett Arron and MC Jamie Povey.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Fri 2 May

£22.50 / 020 3108 1000

  • 19:30

Community Links' Annual Go-Karting Fundraising Challenge

Strap yourself in for 2.5 hours of speeding round corners and wishing Lewis Hamilton was on your team as you try and gain first place. Alternatively, go and see Lewis Hamilton in the Grand Prix by raising the most money to help those in need.

Capital Karts, London IG11

Wed 18 Jun

Free (£700 minimum sponsorship)

  • 18:00 – 22:30

The Country Club – The Legend Lives On

Fundraising club night in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and Wakefield Hospice where a minute's mayhem will be held in respect for the Dance Daddy.

The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Sat 21 Jun

£15 in advance; £20 on the door / 01202 963888

Dove House Blues Brother

Come along and see the Fake Blues perform, as well as tombola and other fun.

Swallow Pub, Hull

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01482 820427

  • 19:00 – 00:00

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
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