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Firefighters Fright Night

An evening of live music and dance to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and recognise the work of the firefighters who attended the fire at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building in May. The line-up includes acoustic covers band MC4, funky blues from Tom McGuire & the Brassholes and headliner Lino G Rocha, an…

The Art School, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door (Students £8)

First Step Benefit

First Step is a community based project, giving a helping hand to parents with children in order to raise confidence and skills. A selection of comedians, including Vladimir McTavish, Keir McAllister, Gus Lymburn and Derek Johnston give up their time to make you laugh in aid of a good cause.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01997 421344

Freedom from Torture Benefit

Fundraising for a cause that doesn't get a lot of press, so you ought to come along and support a host of comedians as they make you laugh and raise awareness.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 19 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7373

Fresh Start Charity Sale

Buy up some baked goods, bric a brac, crafts and more and help raise funds for homelessness charity Fresh Start while you're at it.

The Fresh Start Food Station, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 476 7741

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 476 7741

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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

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

…and 2 more dates until 26 Jul 2015

Full Force Charity Fundraiser

Club night with two floors of house music, face painting and hula hoop girls to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research UK.

Prince Of Wales, London SW9

Sat 25 Oct

£8 in advance; £12 on the door / 020 7095 1978

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

Glasgow Coffee Festival

A one-day festival celebrating the mighty coffee bean and showcasing the speciality coffee scene in Scotland. There are tastings, competitions, presentations and music on offer with all proceeds going to Coffee Kids UK.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0141 553 5890

Ticket price includes one hot drink.

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

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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.

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 23 Oct

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 30 Oct

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 6 Nov

£1 / 0131 557 2925

…and 7 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
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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)

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
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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

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

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