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Christmas Craft Fair
Fundraising Christmas fair with local products including jewellery, cards, honey, Christmas decorations and other items, plus kids' activities.
Tue 2 Dec
Free / 01388 720337
- 16:30 – 18:30 Christmas Craft Fair Windlestone School, Ferryhill
Christmas Gift Swap Shop Evening
Get two copies of the same book? Swap it out for someone else's unwanted gift (or get ready for next year).
Wed 7 Jan 2015
Times to be confirmed / £2–£5 / 01234 762615
Christmas Jumper Jam
Lauren Laverne hosts this evening of live music, which features the likes of Editors, Tim Burgess and Mark Collins. This year, the event is going woolly and bright, as those seasonal sweaters are donned in support of Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day.
Thu 4 Dec
£40 with optional addditional donation to Save the Children / 020 7226 1686
- 19:00 – 22:00 Christmas Jumper Jam Union Chapel, London
Christmas Party Night
A three-course meal and disco to help raise funds for the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale. Booking is essential.
Fri 12 Dec
Times to be confirmed / £35 / 01234 762613
Colour Me Happy 5K
A very colourful run from Isabel Hospice, where participants start off in white, and as the 5k run progresses they get covered in multi-coloured powder paint. This event is for ages 5+, though runners aged 5–15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sun 26 Jul 2015
- 11:30 – 14:30 Colour Me Happy 5K Leventhorpe School Fields, Sawbridgeworth
Commando Spirit: Survive The Yomp
Help raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund at this special activity day out. Take on the challenge of the Yomp: the intense 30-mile test the Royal Marines have to face to complete their training.
Sat 12 Sep 2015
£150 / 0844 693 1944
- 07:00 – 17:00 Commando Spirit: Survive The Yomp Achnacarry and Spean Bridge, Fort William
Dementia Forward: Yule Be Entertained
Fundraising for Dementia Forward featuring a host of local choirs.
Fri 12 Dec
£6–£10 / 01423 500500
- 19:30 – 22:00 Dementia Forward: Yule Be Entertained The Royal Hall, Harrogate
Do You Know?
An evening of theatre written, directed and performed by young people on the theme of preventing sexual violence.
Fri 28 Nov
£3–£5 / 0131 553 2810
- 19:00 Do You Know? Leith Academy, Edinburgh
Dunfermline Children's Gala Concert
A fundraising concert, where Christmas songs are sung by children from schools in Dunfermline and Rosyth.
Thu 27 Nov
£8 (£4) / 01383 740384
- 17:45 Dunfermline Children's Gala Concert Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
East Neuk Bolt
Dress up like Father Christmas and run one mile along Elie Beach for charity. Organised by East Neuk of Fife Round Table, entry fee gets you a Santa suit to keep as well as festive refreshments at the finish line. Run for fun or race to win The Golden Mince Pie. Register in advance via Facebook; on event day registration…
Sun 14 Dec
£10 / 01333 311243
- 11:00 East Neuk Bolt Elie Pavillion
The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage 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.
Sun 7 Dec
£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136
- 09:00 – 15:30 The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair Edgeley Park, Stockport
Edinburgh Christmas Walk
A wintery walk through the Botanic Garden, by the Water of Leith and finishing in Inverleith park via Stockbridge. All walkers get a medal and a goody bag.
Sun 7 Dec
£0–£20 / 0131 208 2500
- 11:00 Edinburgh Christmas Walk Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
If you're going to break yourself by running further and faster than the human body was made to go, you may as well do it somewhere picturesque – and Edinburgh is certainly that (if a little windy at times). Participants run for a variety of charities.
Sat 30 May 2015
Times to be confirmed
Sun 31 May 2015
Times to be confirmed
Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous
Living Spit present a comedic take on the reign of the Tudor monarch, complete with songs, props and live music.
Thu 5 Feb 2015
£12.50 (£11.25) / 01258 475137
- 20:00 Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous The Spring, Havant
A glitzy fundraising event for Macmillan. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception and a three-course meal plus entertainment, all for an excellent cause.
Fri 20 Mar 2015
£48 / 07525 655587
- 19:00 – 00:30 Emerald Ball Glasgow Marriott Hotel
Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede
Dress up and stampede like you're Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or red nosed Rudolph. The 5k fun run starts and finishes in Roberts Park and raises funds for Epilepsy Action. There's also a mini stampede of 650m for children under eight.
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…
Sat 23 May 2015
Sun 24 May 2015
Mon 25 May 2015
Epilepsy Scotland Gala Christmas Concert
Stylish charity gala concert with carols and operatic song from the Orchestra and the Chorus of the Canongait and children from East Lothian schools, with drinks and canapés afterwards.
Factory 45 Launch Party
Official opening party for this new centre of local fashion, art and design.
Thu 4 Dec
Free / 0141 552 5226
- 18:00 – 21:00 Factory 45 Launch Party Factory 45, Glasgow
The Fayre Of St James
A fundraising Christmas concert featuring carols, festive readings and live performances.
Thu 27 Nov
£130 / 020 7381 0441
- 18:30 – 00:00 The Fayre Of St James St James' Church, London
Festive Fun Day
A festive fun day from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, in which the littles ones are invited to come and get crafty. There's a number of different craft activities on offer, plus a chance for the wee ones to enrol in Elf School, where they discover what it takes to become one of Santa's Little Helpers. After all…
Sat 13 Dec
£6 (adults free) / 0151 733 3373
Please note: Elf School and lunch with Santa must be booked separately and these activities have an additional charge.
- 10:00 – 17:00 Festive Fun Day Frontline Church, Liverpool
The Forget-Me-Not Concert
A gala evening of entertainment in aid of the Alzheimer's Society, featuring artists from the world of dance, musical theatre, opera and television.
Sun 19 Apr 2015
£25 / 01242 258002
- 19:30 – 22:00 The Forget-Me-Not Concert The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham
Freeze for Trees
Jump into an icy outdoor pool in the middle of December to raise funds for Trees for Cities, a charity that encourages tree planting in cities.
Sat 13 Dec
£15 (fundraising target £60) / 020 7274 3088
- 10:30 Freeze for Trees Brockwell Lido, London
Friendly Craft Market
An indoor market with over twenty craft artists, plus there's food if you get peckish as you peruse.
Sun 30 Nov
Free / 0131 458 3267
Christmas special with an appearance from Santa himself
- 13:30 – 16:30 Friendly Craft Market WHALE Arts, Edinburgh
Sun 22 Feb 2015
Sun 26 Apr 2015
Sun 28 Jun 2015
Gala Charity Boxing Night
Charity boxing match in aid of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.
Fri 15 May 2015
£25 boxing only (Dinner with 3 course meal and drinks reception £80; Ringside Dinner Tickets with 3 course meal and drinks reception £100) / 01236 794517
- 18:00 – 00:00 Gala Charity Boxing Night Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen