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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

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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…and at 14 other places

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

Sherlock: The World Record

The Yorkshire Brain Research Centre is inviting thousands to dress up as the world's most famous detective at a fundraising event to break the World Record for the biggest gathering of Sherlock-a-likes. Prizes will be given out for the best dressed including signed photographs from the cast of Sherlock

Temple Newsam, Leeds

Sun 31 Aug

£15 / 0113 264 5535

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Summer Fair and Teddy Toddle

A fun day out to raise money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation with a Teddy Toddle, fairground attractions and the chance to meet some of your favourite telly and movie characters.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 31 May

£0–£1 (£5 per toddler for the Teddy Toddle) / 0131 668 4949

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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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
…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

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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Deafblind Scotland Ladies Lunch

Help raise funds for Deafblind Scotland with a day of fashion, music and a three-course meal. With hosts Romeo (aka David Farrell) of Clyde 1 and Gina McKie of Clyde 2.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£40 (driver or non-drinker £35) / 0141 777 7774

Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Sat 19 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 10:00 – 18:30

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
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Maggie's Monster Bike and Hike

A 24-hour fundraising event that involves cycling 31 miles and then walking 9, 23 or 41 miles along the Great Glen Way in aid of Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. Please see www.maggiescentres.org.

Fort William

Sat 3 May

£95–£150 (participants must also raise the minimum sponsorship of £375) / 03001231801

  • 06:00

Pirates on the Prom

All your swashbuckling dreams come true at this one-mile, fancy dress walk for British Heart Foundation (note: peg legs not advised). After you're done the pirate jaunt, there's a chance to partake in a treasure hunt, make some craft and other fun things.

Felixstowe Promenade

Sun 3 Aug

Felixstowe Pier

£5 (children free) / 07427 404030

  • 11:00

Riverside Rock

Music fundraiser with children's entertainment and a bill of live rock including performances from Scooty and the Skyhooks, The Slammin Sam Band and The Joe Mangels.

Jed-Forest RFC, Jedburgh

Sat 21 Jun

£22.50–£25 (Children £10–£12.50)

  • 14:00 – 00:00

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

Stoke Golding Garden Show Society

The 83rd show features various produce classes.

Stoke Golding Club, Nuneaton

Sat 30 Aug

£0.25 per entry; free admission after 6pm / 07809 629690

  • 11:00 – 23:00
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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 Scribbler's Picnic Music Festival and Funday

A music and fun festival for all ages aimed at family entertainment and raising money for cancer charities. Last year's line-up included the Oasis tribute band Stop the Clocks, Ryan School of Irish Dancing, Tipping Point and many others, with details of 2014's line-up forthcoming.

Stirling County Rugby Club

Sun 11 May

£10 (Children £5; Family £25) / 01786 471323

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – scaling Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – in aid of Heart Research UK. No minimum sponsorship, but it's for charity, so raise as much dough as you can.

Yorkshire Dales, Hawes

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 0113 234 7474

  • 07:00 – 19:00

Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle

Sat 12 Jul

£15; £125 sponsorship / 0113 234 7474

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Yorkshire Three Peaks Mountain Challenge for Marie Curie

Hike 26 miles over Yorkshire's three highest peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and help raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Minimum sponsorship £125. Over 14s only.

The Village Hall, Settle

Sat 12 Jul

£15

  • 08:00 – 20:00

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
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Art for Care

An exhibition and sale of over 200 works of original art including jewellery. Over 80 prominent Scottish artists including Muriel Barclay, Gerard Burns, Marion Drummond and Glen Scouller as well as up-and-coming artists. From each sale, 50% is donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Tue 13 May

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Wed 14 May

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 11:00 – 17:00

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 22 Jun

£17 / 01442 820730

Entry fee includes timing chip, official Ashridge Trail Half Marathon T-Shirt and a medal.

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Ben Nevis Mountain Challenge for Marie Curie

Get your family and friends together and discover some truly stunning scenery by taking part in one of the Ben Nevis Mountain Challenges. Minimum £125 sponsorship. Over 14s only – a good level of fitness is required.

Ben Nevis Inn, Fort William

Sat 20 Sep

£15 / 0845 052 4184

  • 08:00 – 20:00

Big Fun Run

One of a series of 5km fun runs across the UK that focus on families getting together to do something healthy outdoors. The events aren't timed and all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part. Each finisher gets a medal, a goody bag and refreshments.

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

£11.49; under fives free (£9.49) / 0141 427 5454

Enter early for £1 off entry fees.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Oct

£11.49; under fives free (£9.49) / 0131 652 8150

Enter early for £1 off entry fees.

Cannock Chase Military History Weekend

A celebration of the region's military past with hands-on activities for all the family and proceeds going towards Help for Heroes. This year there is an emphasis on the Great War, to coincide with centenary events.

Cannock Chase Visitors Centre

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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