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Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

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 5 Apr

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

Sun 3 May

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

Sun 7 Jun

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

…and 4 more dates until 4 Oct

Glasgow Vet School Rodeo

A day of animal-based fun. The event is organised by Glasgow veterinary students with monies raised going to charity.

Garscube Estate, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£7 (£3; Family £15; under 3s free)

Yorkhill Easter Egg Run

The annual motorbike run for Yorkhill Hospital.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 201 6917

Sotterley Country Fair

Demonstrations, displays and stalls with something for all the family. Money raised goes to the Chedgrave MS Therapy Centre and Macmillian Nurses.

Sotterley Hall

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01502 575667

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Gala Charity Boxing Night

Charity boxing match in aid of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Fri 15 May

£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

St Oswald’s Kaleidoscope 5K Colour Run

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 21 Jun

£20; under 5s free (Children £10) / 0191 246 9123

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Tuck in to homemade cake and sandwiches at this vintage afternoon tea with the Maggie's choir performing a selection of hits.

Maggie's Centre Gartnavel, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£12 / 0141 357 2269

Back To The Beat In Aid Of The Beatson

Big ol' line-up in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity featuring George Bowie, Ultrabeat, The Rhetoriks, Sparkos, Vance, Zander Nation, Jae Freer, Andrew Love & MC Madman, Stereofunk, Stuart McLean, Aaron Robertson and The Doctor.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£16.50 / 0141 552 4601

Craft Fair & Afternoon Flycup in Aid of Cancer Research UK

Get crafty at this fair with over ten local crafters and enjoy an afternoon flycup (Doric for tea break, but you already knew that). Stalls feature everything from jewellery to candles, handbags, canvases and giftware.

Cullen Community Centre

Sat 2 May

£3 entry to flycup; craft fair entry free (Children £1.50)

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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

Sat 23 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Sun 24 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Mon 25 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

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 18 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

Greenbank Scouts Annual Jumble Sale

Annual second-hand bonanza organised by the Greenbank Scouts and with all the usual jumble sale offerings, from toys to books, via furniture, clothing and games.

Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£2 / 0131 447 9969

Silent Auction

Charity auction with holidays, dinners, kitchen appliances and more all up for grabs.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 447 4520

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. The 5k event is suitable for all levels of ability and Race For Life provide you with a training plan and sponsorship pack to get you started.

Abington Park, Northampton

Sun 7 Jun

£14.99; under 6s free (Children £10) / 0845 600 6050

5k and 10k distances

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Sun 21 Jun

£14.99; free under 6s free (Children £10) / 0845 600 6050

5k and 10k distances

Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham

Sun 7 Jun

£14.99; free under 6s free (Children £10) / 0845 600 6050

5k

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Church Tower Abseil

If you've got a head for heights why not abseil off the iconic St John's Church on Edinburgh's busiest shopping street. Raise funds for the Church's building development project or a charity of your choice.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£50 for those raising money for St John's; £100 for those raising money for another charity / 0131 221 2271

Do Something 2

Charity gig in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support featuring Ape Man Alien, District55 and Mark Aitcheson. Hosted by Grant Gallacher.

Walkabout, Glasgow

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 0141 332 8209

Edinburgh Marathon

Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part in 2015. There are seven races to choose from over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£8.19 / 0131 652 8150

1.5k Junior Race. Ages 6–8.

£25.70 / 0131 652 8150

10k.

£8.19 / 0131 652 8150

2k Junior Race. Ages 9–12.

£15.40 / 0131 652 8150

5k.

London Road, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

£31.57

Half Marathon. Please note some waves start from Regent Road.

£49

Marathon. Please note some waves start from Regent Road.

Regent Road, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

£107.12 between four runners

Hairy Haggis Team Relay

Muddy Dog Challenge

Join the UK's first obstacle course where humans and hounds can compete side by side. Crawl under nets, jump over tyres and squish through the mud to help raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Brockwell Park, London SE24

Sun 10 May

£27.50–£30; £8.50 dogs (Teams of 3+ £22.50–£25 per adult) / 020 7627 9295

£27.50–£30; £8.50 dogs (Teams of 3+ £22.50–£25) / 020 7627 9295

RBC Race For The Kids

Get the whole family involved in this 5k fun run and help raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Sun 7 Jun

£16; under 4s free (Children £11) / 0207 239 3270

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Shuffle Down

Fundraiser for MND Scotland with live music, local craft beer and stalls selling food, arts and crafts. Confirmed acts include Alfa 9, Dead Man Fall and Norrie McCulloch.

Dobbie Hall, Larbert

Sat 23 May

£17 / 01324 570450

Through the Decades: Fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland

A fundraising night for Alzheimer Scotland with music and entertainment from the 60s to the 00s. Music is provided by Forth One's Mark Martin.

The Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

£20 includes buffet and entry to the raffle

Allsorts

Creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

The Albany, London SE8

Thu 2 Apr

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Allsorts The Albany, London

Anne Frank Cycle Challenge

A London to Amsterdam cycle covering 155 miles over two days to raise funds for the Anne Frank Trust UK.

Various Venues, London SW19

Fri 29 May

£200 Registration fee; £1500 Minimum sponsorship / 020 7284 5858

Exact start point to be confirmed.

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 7 Jun

£20 before 31st December 2014; £25 after / 01442 820740

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