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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

Frodsham Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks

Traditional Bonfire night celebration with hot food, fireworks display and all funds raised going to local charities. Fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Frodsham Community Centre

Sat 8 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Garvald Masked Ceilidh

Charity ceilidh in support of Garvald Edinburgh, which helps people with learning difficulties. With music from Carrie on Dancing ceilidh band and The Pearls, a licensed organic and locally-sourced bar, and a raffle.

Edinburgh Steiner School

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£15 (£5–£6.50; under 12s £3.50; under 5s free) / 07590 116750

Good Rockin' Tonite

Dance to live music from the 50s to the 70s. Organised by Oxford Elvis Presley Fan Club, with all proceeds going to Helen & Douglas House Hospice.

Empress Ballroom, Oxford

Sat 15 Nov

£9.50

The Great Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

It's a wonder Santa can run anywhere after all those mince pies, but never the less, run he does. Thousands of him. All to raise funds for the 'When You Wish Upon a Star' charity to grant Christmas wishes to sick children. Price includes a Santa suit to keep (or elf hat for kids).

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (Children 5–11 £5; Children 2–4 £2.50) / 01357 529950

Ticket price includes Santa suit and medal. All participants are asked to raise £20.14 for the charity. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Green Dream Ceilidh

Fundraising ceilidh in aid of Edinburgh Southside and Newington Greens with music from Garster's Dream.

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £5) / 0131 662 9171

Tickets also available on the door but buy in advance to guarantee entry.

Hallowe'en Charity Fun Day at Starbucks

A Hallowe'eny fun day to raise funds for West Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC). There's trick or treat jars for the young'uns, face your fear jars for the grown ups, plus arts and crafts and a raffle. Fancy dress is optional but always welcomed.

The Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0121 386 4442

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 30 Oct

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 6 Nov

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 13 Nov

£1 / 0131 557 2925

…and 6 more dates until 25 Dec

Home Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in support of Falkirk's foodbank.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01324 633338

  • 18:30 – 22:00 Home Game Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Home-Start Dundee Charity Night

A family-friendly night of entertainment, featuring several acts, including the award winning Gleadhraich.

Starlight Showrooms, Dundee

Sun 16 Nov

£8 (£6)

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The Hummingbird Ball

A black tie ball featuring a drinks reception, four-course dinner and entertainment, all in aid of Diabetes Scotland.

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£90 / 07515 974125

Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run

Try and run round the 5km and 1.5km courses as fast as Santa and Rudolf can get round the world all in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Waterend Barn, St. Albans

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£17 / 01442 820717

Jingle Bell Jog

Don your free Santa suit and walk, jog or frolic your way around a two mile course to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice. Remember to carb load the night before – plenty of mince pies and chocolate coins.

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £6; under 5s free) / 0121 472 1191

Ticket prices includes a Santa suit for adults and children and a Santa hat for under 5s

Jingle Jog

Run, jog, walk or boogie your way round a choice of routes to raise money for Diverse Abilities Plus. Participants can choose between an 8k or a 10k and there's a free 2.3k jingle jog for children aged 5 and under.

Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Sun 7 Dec

£10 entry plus £30 minimum sponsorship (Children £5 entry plus £15 minimum sponsorship; under 5s free but must be accompanied by a paid… / 01202 718266

  • 10:00 Jingle Jog Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Jobs & Benefits Charity Musical Revue

A theatrical and musical medley held in aid of charity from musical director Damien McAdams.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Fri 7 Nov

£10 / 02871 264455

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Ladies Frock Exchange

Swap and shop at this event in aid of two charities – the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Dot Com Children's Foundation. Bring along three items you don't want anymore and swap them for things that you do. Just make sure the clothes are in a good condition, then have a rummage around for some new (to you) togs.

Sway, London WC2B

Tue 4 Nov

£20 / 020 3077 1286

Laugh Till It Hurts

A truly impressive line-up of funny people.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 07713 904025

Little Shwop of Horrors

This Hallowe'en, Marks & Spencer are launching their Little Shwop of Horrors pop-up store in collaboration with Oxfam. Bring along unwanted clothes to donate (or shwop) and Oxfam will see them re-sold, re-used or recycled. Joanna Lumley is opening the proceedings, so let the shwopping commence.

Marks & Spencer, London W1C

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 7935 7954

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 7935 7954

Maggie's Christmas Carol Concert

Celebrate the festive season with an evening of carols and readings with celebrity stars whilst raising money for people with Cancer.

St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M

Tue 16 Dec

£25 / 0207 386 3511

Marden Lodge Primary School Fireworks Night

Enjoy a funfair and get your face painted before the main fireworks show.

Marden Lodge School, Caterham

Fri 7 Nov

£3–£4.50 (under 3s free) / 01883 343014

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The Momentum 10th Anniversary Opera Gala

A gala concert featuring solo performances from top opera singers, with a chorus comprising members of international companies to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the charity Momentum.

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Sun 16 Nov

Bar

£25 / 020 8977 7558

MoRunning Edinburgh

Run either a 5k or a 10k distance around Holyrood Park in support of Prostate Cancer UK. You can either grow a moustache for the event or, if your genetics don't allow for face fuzz, draw or stick a novelty one on. Fancy dress is actively encouraged with a prize for the best look.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£16–£20 for the 5k; £22–£28 for the 10k / 0131 652 8150

Early bird entries available until 15 Oct.

MoRunning Glasgow

Mo Bros and their supportive Mo Sistas can grow their facial hair/stick or draw it on and run 5k or 10k around Glasgow Green to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Fancy dress is actively encouraged with a prize for the best get up.

Glasgow Green

Sat 8 Nov

£16–£20 for the 5k; £22–£28 for the 10k

Early bird prices available until 15 Oct.

The Mucky Mudder

Join the latest trend in endurance sport – mud running. In this case a five mile run, tackling obstacles with plenty of mud along the way. Take part as an individual or team and raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Green Park, Aston Clinton

Sun 16 Nov

£30 / 01442 820740

Entry fee includes a Mucky Mudder t-shirt and water along the route.

A One Night Stand with Barrie Rutter

Readings, memories and anecdotes from actor Barrie Rutter. Fund raising event in support of ERT.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Fri 12 Dec

£10–£15

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