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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 Broken Records, Alfa 9, Dead Man Fall and Norrie McCulloch.

Dobbie Hall, Larbert

Sat 23 May

£17 / 01324 570450

One Day in May Book Festival

Book festival from the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring appearances from Jeremy Strong, Alasdair Gray, Alexander McCall Smith and more.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May


Alasdair Gray


Alexander McCall Smith


Femmes Fatales

African Liberation Day Community Celebrations

A night of roots and culture with drums, song, dance, the spoken word, arts, crafts, food and refreshments. Entertainment on the night comes from Tenastellen Drummers, Massawa Sound System and In United Spirits with Jah Earth Defenders Sound System featuring Daddy Roy, Trevor Sax and Hitman.

West Indian Cultural Centre, London N8

Sat 23 May

£10 (early bird); £15

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.

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Sun 21 Jun

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

5k and 10k distances

Bught Park, Inverness

Sun 24 May

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

5k and 10k distances

Down Grange Sports Complex, Basingstoke

Wed 17 Jun

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


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Cancer's No Joke Charity Comedy Night

Joe Rowntree, Rob Rouse and Steve Williams star in an evening of stand-up comedy hosted by Matt Green. The charity event also includes live music, a hog roast, popcorn and candy-floss. All money raised goes to cancer charities UHNm and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 6 Jun

£25 / 01909 515 150

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Dining In Darkness In Deafening Silence

Dine in a dark silent room at this unique fundraiser for Deafblind Scotland.

Mother India, Glasgow

Thu 25 Jun

£42.40 / 0141 777 6111

Enjoy renowned chef Monir Mohammed’s exclusive four course menu.

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

Authors Celebrate William Blake's Life and Work

Authors, including Ian Duhig, Martin Malone, Nuala Casey, Tobias Churton and Rowan Coleman take part in this celebration of William Blake's work, to raise money for Blake's Cottage.

St Mary's Church, Bognor Regs

Sat 18 Jul

£8 (Students £5) / 01243 826886

Hollywood to Bollywood Ladies Lunch

An east-meets-west fashion show and three-course lunch in association with Deafblind Scotland, hosted by Sonia of Soniquesounds. Afterwards, there's a performance of the American Songbook with Thorburn and Farrell, followed by dancing to the drums of The Royal Dhol Force, plus an auction featuring a car to the value of…

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

£42.40 / 0141 777 6111

The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K

Fun run for all the family – part of a campaign to encourage healthier lifestyles and raise funds for charity by the fast food company.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sat 30 May

£6.99; £8.99 on the day entry (Children free) / 0113 234 7474

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007 Golden Eye Charity Summer Ball

Challenge your inner Bond, M or Moneypenny at this 007 Golden Eye-themed ball including a three-course meal, silent auction and dancing. The event raisees money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

York Racecourse

Fri 5 Jun

£40 / 01904 620911

Benefit for Cosgrove Care

A night of comedy in aid of Cosgrove Care, a charity specialising in providing care for people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and mental health issues.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 17 Jun

£8 (£7) / 0844 335 8879

Benefit for The Big Umbrella

The Big Umbrella raises money for young victims of the sex trafficking industry, and tonight Kai Humphries, Liam Withnail, Daisy Earl and Ro Campbell make you laugh to raise cash and awareness for the worthwhile cause.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 27 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

The Big Gig

Live bands from schools in the North Lanarkshire area compete at this event for Scotia Aid, in conjuction with Blameless, Hamilton Accies and North Lanarkshire Council. Mickey 9s and Tim De Graauw are also popping by as special guest acts.

New Douglas Park, Hamilton

Wed 10 Jun

£5 / 01698 740041

Tickets available from all NLC participating schools, Hamilton Accies FC, Blameless and Scotia Aid.

  • 15:00 – 21:00 The Big Gig New Douglas Park, Hamilton

CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

Choose from a half marathon, family walk or Fatbike cycle challenge and help raise funds for Cancer Care.

Moor Lane, Grange-Over-Sands

Sun 28 Jun

£31 Run; £10 Walk / 01524 381820

Due to the unique nature of the event, routes are dependant on tidal times. Therefore final start times will be confirmed no later than two weeks before the event.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Sinatra

A night of Sinatra-style goodness, featuring a champagne reception, three-course meal (accompanied by a live pianist of course), followed by Sinatra tribute act Frank Holden and his band. Proceeds go to Headcase Cancer Trust.

Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Sat 5 Dec

£60 / 0871 702 1972

Charity Ghostwalk and Paranormal Investigation

The 3am Club lead a ghost hunt and paranormal investigation.

Cowane's Hospital, Stirling

Sat 6 Jun

£38 / 01786 472247

Charity Golf Day

Raise funds for Cransley Hospice with a round o' golf. There are also sponsorship opportunities.

Wellingborough Golf Club

Fri 5 Jun

£155 for sponsorship; £235 for a 4-ball team / 01536 506123

The Chocolate 5K

Birmingham Hospice host a 5k with a difference. Rather than stop along the route for energy drinks, you arrive at a series of chocolate stations serving tasty treats. At the end you receive a chocolate medal and free entry to the chocolate buffet. Can't eat and run? Don't worry, you can stash it in your Chocolate 5k…

Dorridge Village Hall, Solihull

Sat 5 Sep

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

Christmas Charity Dance

Biggleswade Sandy Lions Christmas charity dance featuring New Vintage playing Latin and ballroom tunes. Ticket price includes a plated supper.

The Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade

Sat 5 Dec

£18 includes plated supper

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Den Day

A chance for kids to get some professional help, from the Royal Institute of British Architects, to build a den and raise some funds for Save the Children at the same time.

RIBA, London W1B

Fri 29 May

£10 per child / 020 7580 5533

  • 13:30 – 16:00 Den Day RIBA, London

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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.

£8.19 / 0131 652 8150

2k Junior Race. Ages 9–12.

Edinburgh Night Ride

Criss-cross your way across the city as an individual rider or as part of a team, and check out the sites of the city all bathed in glorious moonlight on a 50-mile course beginning and ending at Holyrood Palace. Ride for the charity of your choice. Children ages 14–17 can take part with an accompanying adult.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Jun

£39; plus either £160 sponsorship or £60 self-funding / 01244 676454

EMMS: Evelyn's Methlick Bike Ride

Beginning at Methlick Church in Aberdeenhsire cycle 10 or 25 miles through the countryside and finish with scones and tea.

Methlick Church

Sat 6 Jun

donations only / 0131 313 3828

The Environmental Volunteering Fair

A fair for those interested in volunteering for their local area or for conservation organisations, with the likes of the RSPB, Greenspace Rangers, Tayside Swifts and more available for a chat.

North Inch Community Campus, Perth

Thu 28 May

Free / 01738 475000

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

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