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An Evening with Michael Woodford

Author, whistleblower and former CEO of Olympus Corporation Michael Woodford speaks about his experience in the business world and his new role as a supporter of best-practice corporate governance. This black-tie event in support of the Galapagos Conservation Trust also includes a drinks reception and dinner, plus an…

Bridgewater House, London SW1A

Tue 10 Jun

£200 / 020 7399 7440

The Ralph's Life CD Launch

The music blog launches its CD raising funds for Rethink Mental Illness.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£4 / 0131 226 4224

The Edinburgh launch features live sets from Steve Heron, Universal Thee and The Phantoms.

  • 19:00

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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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

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

Fri 18 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 18:00

Sat 19 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 10:00 – 18:30
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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

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

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

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

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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Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra: Firebird and Rachmaninov Secnd Piano Concerto

USSO performs Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with pianist Daniel Browell; Brahms' Academic Festival Overture; and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Proceeds go to Music in Hospitals Scotland.

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Jun

£12 (£10; Students £8; Children £8) / 0844 870 0887

Waverley Care Benefit

Vladimir McTavish, Keir McAllister and Jim Park get together to raise funds for Waverley Care – a charity that provides care and support to people who are living with HIV or Hepatitis C.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 11 May

£8 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Yes Chef

Help raise funds for Action for Children to help young people meet their career goals. The night includes a champagne reception, three-course meal and live comedy.

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Thu 8 May

£65 / 0141 550 9024

  • 19:00 – 23:00

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

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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Cheese and Wine Night

Sample an array of fine wines and gourmet cheese selected by expert guides. All proceeds go to the Carers Trust.

Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£5 / 01313 384444

  • 20:30 – 22:00

Clyde Stride

Don your pyjamas or fancy dress and walk 5k or 10k in support of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. DJ Romeo sets you off at the Riverside Museum of Transport passing the river Clyde, Glasgow's iconic bridges and the Hospice itself before returning to the finish line at the museum.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£20 (Children £10) / 0141 429 5599

  • 21:00

The Colchester Military Tournament

Two days of military themed entertainment to raise money to help currently serving soldiers, veterans and their families.

Abbey Field, Colchester

Sat 5 Jul

£12–£15 (Family £35–£50) / 01206 330180

Sun 6 Jul

£12–£15 (Family £35–£50) / 01206 330180

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

The Country Club – The Legend Lives On

Fundraising club night in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and Wakefield Hospice where a minute's mayhem will be held in respect for the Dance Daddy.

The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Sat 21 Jun

£15 in advance; £20 on the door / 01202 963888

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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

Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge

Cyclists have a choice of riding over 40, 62 or 100 miles on traffic-free roads for this charity event in aid of Tearfund, which supports people in the poorest communities who have been affected by natural disasters. Registration open from 8am. Starts are staggered between 8.30–10am.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 3 May

Donations accepted / 01848 331555

  • 08:30

£30 minimum sponsorship / 01848 331555

  • 08:00

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques and Collectors Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 4 May

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Edinburgh Fashion Swap

Swap some of your neglected outfits (as long as they're still in good condition) for a brand new set of threads.

Malmaison Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

£5 for 1–5 items; £7 for 6–10 items / 07596 596688

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Epilepsy Action Tour of the Roses

Three day, coast to coast, cycle challenge in aid of Epilepsy Action. Starting in Blackpool and finishing in Scarborough the route includes parts of the first Stage of the 2014 Tour de France and passes the most iconic locations in the region. Accommodation, meals, baggage transfer, medical cover and mechanical assistance…

North Pier Blackpool

Fri 12 Sep

£400 / 01132 108800

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Sat 13 Sep

£400 / 01132 108800

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Sun 14 Sep

£400 / 01132 108800

  • 09:00 – 19:00
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