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Run the River

Lace up your trainers after work and take part in a charity run in central London. Starting at Tower Bridge and passing iconic landmarks such as the Shard and the Tower of London you can choose to run or walk either a 5k or 10k route. Run as a team and compete against other groups from schools, social enterprises and…

Potters Fields Park, London SE1

Tue 23 Sep

£25 / 020 7407 4701

Registration fee includes chip timing, t-shirt, medal and goody bag

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! Free! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show

John Fleming and The Laughing Horse Free Festival present Two hour charity variety show. Star names, Scottish National Russian Egg Roulette Championships, gross offensiveness, and nudity. Performers announced on www.malcolmhardee.co.uk/award. ‘One of the top comedy events of the year’ (Metro). ‘Eclectic and bizarre…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit at The Assembly Rooms This bumper-length show, hosted by Jo Caulfield gives you a chance to help raise vital funds for Barnardo's while previewing a selection of this year's top Fringe shows, courtesy of some of your favourite comedians including Susan Calman, Fred MacAulay, Patrick…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

The Music Hall

£20 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Benefit To Celebrate The Life Of Julia Brightly

Benefit featuring Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and DJ sets from Daveid Phillips and members of Fuck Buttons. All proceeds go to charity Gendered Intelligence.

KOKO, London NW1

Tue 29 Jul

£12–£26 / 0870 432 5527

The Big Fat Ceilidh and Quiz Fundraiser

A night of fun to help raise funds for Destiny Angels, a ministry that helps alleviate poverty and homelessness in Glasgow. Maximum six people per team. Booking is essential.

Destiny Centre, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£7 per team

  • 19:00 – 23:00
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BISYOC Symphony Orchestra and Choir Concert

Eighty-five instrumentalists and sixty local singers.

Leominster Priory

Sun 3 Aug

£12.50

A commemoration of The Great War.

  • 19:30 – 22:30

St Andrew's Church Presteigne

Thu 31 Jul

£10 / 01544 267777

Summer concert.

  • 19:30 – 22:00

St Laurence Church, Ludlow

Sat 2 Aug

£12.50

A commemoration of The Great War.

Black Tie & Heels Charity Ball

Heel & Toe's children's charity host a black tie ball with champagne reception, four course meal, a live auction, grand raffle and live entertainment hosted by entertainer Steve Walls. All proceeds raised go towards providing free therapy to children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities in the North East.

Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 28 Nov

£65 / 01913 868606

  • 19:00

Cardinal Winning Charity Ball

Charity ball raising funds for projects in and around Glasgow including a champagne reception, four-course dinner, dancing, an auction conducted by Andy Cameron and a raffle with the star prize being a new car. Last years ball raised over £80,000 for local charities including The Wayside Club for the homeless and the…

Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£80 / 0141 569 2867

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Carrots NightWalk

A night time sponsored walk to help raise funds for Fight For Sight who fund research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.. There's two routes to choose from, six and fifteen miles, and they take in sights such as Park Circus, Glasgow University, George Square and Royal Exchange Square.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Fri 26 Sep

£25 (under 12s free) / 020 7264 3900

  • 19:30

Chris Helme and Mark Morriss

Chris Helme of Seahorses and Mark Morriss of Bluetones come together to perform a unique event in aid of Cancer Research UK. Booking is essential.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Fri 12 Sep

£16.50 / 01224 642230

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Death to Cancer Fundraiser

Death to Cancer present live punk and rock'n'roll from The Vibrators, The Ligaments, Deadbeat and Slow Faction. There's also an auction of paintings donated by some of London's finest tattoo artists and all profits are donated to Cancer Research UK.

The Black Heart, London NW1

Sat 2 Aug

£7 / 020 7428 9730

Dining In Darkness In Deafening Silence

Dine in a dark silent room at this unique fundraiser for Deafblind Scotland.

The Arthouse, Glasgow

Fri 29 Aug

£10–£12 / 0141 777 6111

Drag!

A benefit fundraiser for Cancer Is a Drag, featuring drag queens from across the UK.

Manbar, London WC2H

Thu 24 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7434 2567

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Dunfermline Beer Festival

Draft real ale, cider and bottled continental beers are all available for sampling in this two-day event.

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£35 / 01383 739272

Sat 4 Oct

£10–£35 / 01383 739272

Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous

Living Spit present a comedic take on the reign of the Tudor monarch, complete with songs, props and live music.

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Thu 23 Oct

£10 (Children £8) / 01258 475137

  • 19:30

Salisbury Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£13.50 / 01258 475137

  • 19:45

Fri 10 Oct

£13.50 / 01258 475137

  • 19:45

Sat 11 Oct

£13.50 / 01258 475137

  • 19:45

The Shop Front Theatre, Coventry

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 01258 475137

  • 19:30
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An Evening of Mediumship with Ricky Martin and Alan Welsh

The Jock Barr Foundation presents an evening of mediumship with guest mediums Ricky Martin and Alan Welsh to help raise funds for the SSPCA and PDSA.

St Vincent Bowling Club, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

£5 / 0141 576 0238

  • 19:00

Gibside Sponsored Dog Walk

A two-mile route, suitable for wheelchairs/push chairs, to take with dog buddies.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 01207 541820

  • 17:30

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

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 Club & Bar, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 31 Jul

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 7 Aug

£1 / 0131 557 2925

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

The John Hartson Foundation Ball

A star-studded ball to help raise funds for the ex-Celtic strikers's cancer charity. Hosted by Mrs Brown's Boys star Gary Hollywood and Scots actress Kathleen McDermott the evening includes performances from ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Scots band Whisky Kiss.

Thistle Glasgow Hotel

Sat 18 Oct

£80 / 0871 376 9043

  • 18:30 – 01:00
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Lapworth Scarecrow Festival

The Lapworth Scarecrow Festival returns for its tenth bird-alarming year.

Lapworth Village Hall

Sun 14 Sep

Free

The After 'crow Party, where winners are announced and awards presented.

  • 19:00

Lupton House 1940s Weekend

Party like it's 1949 at this retro weekend, with a craft and vintage fair, tea room, military reenactments, outside displays and a Saturday dance. Booking is essential.

Lupton House, Brixham

Sat 20 Sep

£12

Saturday dance. Limited spaces available.

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Maggie's Culture Crawl

See some of London's most famous sights up close, including The London Eye, the Gherkin and the Foreign Office, during this night walk in aid of Maggie's Centres.

Victoria Embankment Gardens, London WC2N

Fri 19 Sep

£40 for registration. Plus minimum sponsorship of £250 required / 0300 123 1801

  • 18:30

Marie Curie Cancer Care Walk Ten

An evening walk among beautiful surroundings, followed by a picnic, entertainment and fireworks to mark the beginning of the next Marie Curie nursing shift.

Boughton House & Gardens, Kettering

Sat 13 Sep

See Marie Currie website for details / 01536 515731

  • 17:00 – 22:00

Maybury Bushtucker Charity Night

The bold of heart can spin a wheel, then eat the (unknown) dish with that number. Proceeds go to the Carers Trust.

Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Over-18s only

£5 / 0131 338 4444

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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