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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 3 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 24 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 7 Jun

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

St Oswald's Car Boot Sale

Sell your wares or pick up a bargain at this car boot sale.

St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Apr

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

Sat 30 May

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

Sat 27 Jun

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

…and 4 more dates until 31 Oct

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


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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

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

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RSPB Baron's Haugh Walk for Wildlife

A choice of 5k or 10k walk for this sponsored event in aid of the work at Baron's Haugh reserve. Ages 15+ for the 10k.

Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve, Motherwell

Sat 30 May

£15 (Children £10) / 0131 371 4194

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 150 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 25 Apr

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

Sat 30 May

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

Sat 27 Jun

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

…and 5 more dates until 28 Nov

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.

Leventhorpe School Fields, Sawbridgeworth

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

Race For Life: Pretty Muddy

Time to get dirty. Pretty Muddy is Race for Life's 5k obstacle course. Crawl under nets, slip down slides and clamber over inflatables to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The event is for all abilities; walk it, run it or dance your way around the course.

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sat 20 Jun

Over-13s only

£19.99 (Children £10) / 0141 427 5454

Dalkeith Country Park

Sat 13 Jun

Over-13s only

£19.99 (Children £10) / 0131 654 1666

Rob Roy Challenge

Not for the faint hearted – teams take part in an action-packed day including a 16-mile walk (or run) from Drymen to Callander then a 39-mile cycle to Kenmore. A party and feast await the intrepid participants upon their finish. Teams should include four people and each team member is asked to raise a minimum of £350.

Drymen Village Hall

Sat 20 Jun

£65; £105 with bike hire / 07977 151540

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Run for All

A series of 10k runs in the North of England. Race for a PB or jog in your first official race at this inclusive event.

Alfred Gelder Street, Hull

Sun 14 Jun


Crown Point Road, Leeds

Sun 12 Jul


Knavesmire Road, York

Sun 2 Aug


Wildlife Artist Of The Year

Photographs, paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by various artists.

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y

Wed 1 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Thu 2 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Fri 3 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Sat 4 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

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

Beat the Banana! 5k Family Fun Run

The bananas have escaped from the fruit bowl! Chase a gang of banana runners around a 5k course and help raise money for cancer prevention research. All entries include race t-shirt, goody bag and finisher's medal.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sun 17 May

£15; under 5s go free (Children £10; Family £40) / 020 7343 4200

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Ben Nevis Challenge

Climb Ben Nevis to help raise funds for people who are affected by alcohol misuse in Glasgow. Return transport is provided from Glasgow to Ben Nevis and the walk is led by professional guides.

Ben Nevis, Fort William

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 1800

Big Arran Challenge

Traverse Arran however you choose. Cycle around it, climb Goatfell – maybe do both. Raising money for Glasgow City Mission.

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Sat 6 Jun

£75 minimum sponsorship

Bike For Bobath

Charity cycle run from the Riverside Museum to Balloch in aid of cerebral palsy charity Bobath. The route is scenic but flat and suitable for all ages and abilities. Refreshments and first aid are on hand along the way.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

£15 (Children £5) / 0141 287 2720

Birmingham Lord Mayor's Charity Golf Day

Tee time's from eight, at this competition which finishes with a prizegiving by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Shafique Shah. Tickets include tea, coffee, a bacon roll and a whole load o'golf. The event supports the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Childrens Hospital, SIFA Fireside and Focus Birmingham.

Pype Hayes Golf Course, Sutton Coldfield

Sun 26 Apr

£20 (Members £13)

Breakfast in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

Mark Greenway, patron for Bowel Cancer UK, prepares a breakfast at his North Castle Street restaurant in aid of the charity.

Bistro Moderne, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Pay what you want basis / 0131 225 4431

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Charity Doggy Coffee Morning and Fun Day

Have a cuppa with your doggy, and enjoy some cake and chat with fellow dog owners. After that, there's a fun day, with everything from an agility competition to a pooch beauty pageant. East Coast FM are broadcasting live from the event, and all funds raised go to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0800 124 4112

Charity Doggy Dinner

Have din dins with your doggy (and a pal), with this two-course meal plus a selection of organic dishes for your four-legged friend. Proceeds go to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£17.95 / 0800 124 4112

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

A version of the famous national challenge held along the part of the Ridgeway National Trail taking in Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. You can choose whether to walk five, nine or eighteen miles and children and dogs are welcome.

Princes Risborough School

Sun 13 Sep

£20; under 5s free (Children £10) / 01844 345496

The Chocolate 5k

Run in the name of chocolate (and Birmingham Hospice) at this 5k event featuring some lovely sweet treats. All participants must pre-register.

Rowheath Pavilion, Birmingham

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (Children £5; Under 5s free) / 0121 472 1191

Colour Blast

Take part in a 1.5k or 5k sponsored fun run and get blasted with coloured powder paint along the route. The event is open to all ages, though under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Money raised goes to help Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans

Sun 23 Aug

£20; under 5s free (Children £10; Family £50) / 01442 820740

  • 09:00 Colour Blast Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans
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