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Festive Fizz Friday

A seasonal treat with this festive fundraiser on behalf of Cornerstone, complete with exclusive stalls full of unique Christmas gift ideas, live entertainment, a fashion show and more. Fizz and gourmet nibbles included.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Fri 21 Nov

£40 / 01224 523700

Firefighters Fright Night

An evening of live music and dance to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and recognise the work of the firefighters who attended the fire at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building in May. The line-up includes acoustic covers band MC4, funky blues from Tom McGuire & the Brassholes and headliner Lino G Rocha, an…

The Art School, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door (Students £8)

First Step Benefit

First Step is a community based project, giving a helping hand to parents with children in order to raise confidence and skills. A selection of comedians, including Vladimir McTavish, Keir McAllister, Gus Lymburn and Derek Johnston give up their time to make you laugh in aid of a good cause.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01997 421344

Freedom from Torture Benefit

Fundraising for a cause that doesn't get a lot of press, so you ought to come along and support a host of comedians as they make you laugh and raise awareness.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 19 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7373

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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

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Free / 0131 458 3267

…and 2 more dates until 26 Jul 2015

Full Force Charity Fundraiser

Club night with two floors of house music, face painting and hula hoop girls to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research UK.

Prince Of Wales, London SW9

Sat 25 Oct

£8 in advance; £12 on the door / 020 7095 1978

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

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


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.

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Hallowe'en Charity Fun Day at Starbucks

A Hallowe'eny fun day to raise funds for West Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC). There's trick or treat jars for the young'uns, face your fear jars for the grown ups, plus arts and crafts and a raffle. Fancy dress is optional but always welcomed.

The Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0121 386 4442

Home Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in support of Falkirk's foodbank.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01324 633338

  • 18:30 – 22:00 Home Game Behind The Wall, Falkirk

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

Don your free Santa suit and walk, jog or frolic your way around a two mile course to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice. Remember to carb load the night before – plenty of mince pies and chocolate coins.

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £6; under 5s free) / 0121 472 1191

Ticket prices includes a Santa suit for adults and children and a Santa hat for under 5s

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

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

Wed 22 Oct

Times & prices vary

Thu 23 Oct

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Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 9 more dates until 2 Nov

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


£25 / 020 8977 7558

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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.

NCT Nearly New Sale

Chance to buy some baby and children's items at reduced prices.

Carmichael Hall, Giffnock

Sat 25 Oct

£1 / 0141 577 3337

A One Night Stand with Barrie Rutter

Readings, memories and anecdotes from actor Barrie Rutter. Fund raising event in support of ERT.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Fri 12 Dec


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