Charity

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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 29 Nov

Free / 0131 476 7741

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

Christmas special with an appearance from Santa himself

Sun 22 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 26 Apr 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 28 Jun 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Fundraising and Family Ceilidh for Syria

Charity event in aid of supporting the millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people in need of practical and medical help. Also featuring raffle, snacks and drinks and face painting.

St Silas Episcopal Church, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

£5 (£4; Children under 14 free) / 0141 337 2276

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.

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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

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.

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)

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 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

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity Christmas Fair

A Christmas fair with all the trimmings, in aid of leukaemia and lymphoma research. This festive day out features crafts, gifts and home baking, as well as a tombola and a raffle.

Couper Institute, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£1

London Without Limits

This inaugural festival presents a series of surprising, sensory and sociable blindfold events. Attend gigs, comedy nights and food tastings whilst blindfolded. The festival raises money for RLSB (Royal London Society for Blind People), a London-based charity committed to ending the loneliness, unemployment and poverty…

Various venues: London, WC2R

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary

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Milky Way Adventure Park Charity Bonfire & Fireworks

Bonfire and fireworks night with proceeds going to Clovelly Lifeboat Station (RNLI), Woolsery YFC & Tarka Radio. Bonfire at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7pm.

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford

Sat 1 Nov

£3 / 01237 431255

The Momentum 10th Anniversary Opera Gala

A gala concert featuring solo performances from top opera singers, with a chorus comprising members of international companies to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the charity Momentum.

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Sun 16 Nov

Bar

£25 / 020 8977 7558

Monsters v Space Invaders Hallowe'en Party

Invader FM v Monsterpiece – a night of DJs, dancing and dressing up.

The Big Chill Bar, Bristol

Sat 1 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £3 (suggested donation; goes to charity)

MoRunning Edinburgh

Run either a 5k or a 10k distance around Holyrood Park in support of Prostate Cancer UK. You can either grow a moustache for the event or, if your genetics don't allow for face fuzz, draw or stick a novelty one on. Fancy dress is actively encouraged with a prize for the best look.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£16–£20 for the 5k; £22–£28 for the 10k / 0131 652 8150

Early bird entries available until 15 Oct.

MoRunning Glasgow

Mo Bros and their supportive Mo Sistas can grow their facial hair/stick or draw it on and run 5k or 10k around Glasgow Green to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Fancy dress is actively encouraged with a prize for the best get up.

Glasgow Green

Sat 8 Nov

£16–£20 for the 5k; £22–£28 for the 10k

Early bird prices available until 15 Oct.

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Nordoff Robbins Tartan Clef Scottish Music Awards

An evening honoring musicians and raising funds for charity Nordoff Robbins.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£120 / 0141 572 7079

Open Day with Alternatives Therapies

Yoga, herbal remedies, reiki and family activities at this open day.

Buckhaven's Bountiful Growing Space

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01592 713078

Out of Africa Charity Ball

A ball and charity auction featuring a drinks reception, live entertainment and a three course meal.

Hilton Hotel Reading

Sat 15 Nov

£50 (Table of 10 £450) / 01189 169000

Pink Ladies Night 2014

As the pink ladies once said: tell me more, tell me more! Well, since you asked, there's a wide variety of stalls, selling everything from tarot card readings to haircuts.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Wed 26 Nov

£3 / 01234 767037

Pitlochry Christmas Tree Festival

Two day festival of Christmas trees, featuring displays from local businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, groups, clubs and families. Also featuring a craft market, music and refreshments.

Pitlochry Church

Sat 29 Nov

£2.50 per day / 01796 472160

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 / 01796 472160

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