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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

Charity Swish: Clothes Swap Event

Bring along some clothes you've grown a bit tired of and swap them out for someone else's duds, with 30-minutes of browsing time before the swishing begins! Proceeds go to Autism Initiatives Scotland.

Duke Street United Reformed Church, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8 (includes all activities and services on offer) / 0131 551 7260

  • 19:00 – 21:30

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

Marie Curie Karting Fundraiser

Earn championship gold as you and your team speed round the track. The reward is the fuzzy warm feeling you'll get knowing that you have done something good for someone in need (plus medals and an actual prize).

Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing, Clydebank

Mon 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 641 0222

  • 18:00 – 22:00
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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

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

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
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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

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

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

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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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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Birmingham to Oxford Bike Ride

Help raise vital funds for Midland and Thames Valley Air Ambulance on this 77 mile bike ride. The route takes in beautiful country lanes across the Cotswolds, and the Oxpens Meadow finish features refreshments, live music and beer. Start times between 7.15-9am.

Solihull Sixth Form College

Sun 6 Jul

£24 / 01179 897080

  • 07:00

Butterflies for Beginners

Learn about butterflies, including how to survey and identify them, from people who know a thing or two about them – the RSPB and Butterfly Conservation. This is an outdoor workshop; suitable clothing advised. Booking is essential.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£15 (RSPB members £10) / 0141 331 9805

  • 13:00 – 16:00

The Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

A chance to partake in a free-fall abseil from the Rail Bridge onto the beach below – a mere 165 ft – to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Age 14+. Minimum sponsorship £125.

The Forth Bridge, Edinburgh

Sun 18 May

South Queensferry

Sun 8 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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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 Caffè, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 8 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Thu 15 May

£1 / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 32 more dates until 25 Dec

'It's Spinning Cats and Dogs' Charity Ride

The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and Lifes Cycle host a charity spin. The hour long cycle takes place indoors and is suitable for all levels. After the ride brunch is provided as well as a tombola, face painting and a massage specialist. All proceeds go to helping the animals at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. Dogs are…

LifesCycle, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12

Ticket price includes the spin class, brunch and a goodie bag.

  • 12:00

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

Kids Fun Run

Get outdoors and raise money for charity at this big day out with fun run, face painting, barbecue and more. All proceeds go to Retrak, working with street children to build a better future for them and their families.

Didsbury Perk And Resource Centre, Manchester

Sat 17 May

£5 / 0161 485 6685

  • 14:00 – 18:00
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