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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

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.

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
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Rumble In The Jumble

London's most stylish jumble sale is back, raising money for women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and featuring celebrity clothing and music donations from names including Arcade Fire, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith, Lauren Laverne, Livia Firth, Caroline Flack and more.

Oval Space, London E2

Sat 26 Apr

£3 + you must bring some jumble to donate / 020 7033 9932

  • 12:00 – 18:00

The Beast Race

A 10k race across rough terrain with plenty of obstacles, mud and prizes.

Aldourie Castle Grounds, Inverness

Sat 6 Sep

£46–£59 / 0870 625 0265

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Knockburn Loch, Banchory

Sat 27 Sep

£46–£59

  • 09:00 – 16:00

The Big Bluebell Dog Walk

Duck says 'quack', cat says 'meow' and dog says 'take me on a Big Bluebell Walk so I can walk with a whole load of other pups and help raise money to train assistance dogs … woof'.

All Saints Church, Belton

Sun 11 May

£5 (Children £2)

  • 14:00

Barnetts Wood, Chepstow

Sun 4 May

£4 (Children £2; Family £10)

  • 11:00

Canine Partners, Heyshott

Sat 26 Apr

£6 (Children £3; Family £15) / 08456 580480

  • 10:30

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Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 27 Apr

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 4 May

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 11 May

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30
…and 11 more dates until 19 Oct

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

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freshnlo Pedal For Scotland Sportive

Annual display of pedal power as participants cycle 110 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh through the southern uplands. With over 2400 metres of ascent this is a charity event for those who like a challenge.

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

£36 / 0141 348 7998

  • 06:30 – 18:00

Good Parenting Show Scotland

Information, shopping and entertainment for the whole family, specifically curated with those with children aged 0–12 in mind.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£10 (Children free) / 0845 459 0775

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 18 May

£10 (Children free) / 0845 459 0775

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Kaleidoscope 5K

A colourful 5k for all abilities in support of St Oswald's Hospice. Start in a white t-shirt and finish the course showered in a rainbow of colour.

The Rising Sun Country Park, Newcastle

Sun 6 Jul

£18 (Children £10; under 5s free) / 0191 246 9123

Ticket price includes a white t-shirt.

  • 12:00

Kent County Show

'The Garden of England' shows off its best livestock in this three-day showcase. Alongside the critters (including camels!), expect a flower show, food tent, craft show, vintage vehicles and the Kent Spitfire flying overhead.

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Fri 11 Jul

£11.50–£20 (Children £5–£6) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sat 12 Jul

£11.50–£20 (Children £5–£6) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

£11.50–£20 (Children £5–£6) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

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
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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.

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Sun 22 Jun

£14.99 (Under 16s - £10; Under 6's free) / 0845 600 6050

  • 11:00

Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham

Sun 8 Jun

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

  • 11:00

The Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy

Sun 29 Jun

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

  • 11:00

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South Wales Shire Horse Society Shire & Miniature Horse Show

Check out some lovely Shire horses and their miniature counterparts at this family friendly event.

Bailey Park, Abergavenny

Sat 5 Jul

£5 (£3; under 5s free) / 07779 353948

Judging begins at 11am.

  • 10:00

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 26 Apr

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

  • 09:00

Sat 31 May

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

  • 09:00

Sat 28 Jun

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

  • 09:00
…and 4 more dates until 25 Oct

The Stoke-On-Trent Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

There's 150 stalls of ceramics, vintage clothing, jewellery, militaria, clocks, furniture and even vintage fishing tackle to keep your bargain-hunting skills finely honed.

Northwood Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 18 May

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

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

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 26 Apr

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 31 May

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 30 Aug

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30
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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

5km Fun Walk

Enjoy one of the 5k walks held around Scotland to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research.

Castle Green, Dundee

Tue 27 May

£10 (under 12s £5; Family £25)

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen

Sun 18 May

£15 (Children £5; Family £25)

All prices are for advance entry. Registration on the day costs double

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Aden Bike Challenge

This 10 mile bike ride along the scenic Formartine and Buchan Way is suitable for all ages and abilities and is in aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Booking is essential.

Community Education Centre, Peterhead

Sun 1 Jun

£10 (Children £5) / 0300 1212 888

Age UK East Sussex Summer Fayre

A family fun day, with stalls, music, dogs, a fun fair and more.

Western Lawns, Eastbourne

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 01273 646808

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Free (stalls £30–£100) / 01273 646808

  • 11:00 – 18:00

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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