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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.
Sat 23 May
£17 / 01324 570450
- 14:00 – 00:00 Shuffle Down Dobbie Hall, Larbert
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.
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.
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.
Sun 21 Jun
Sun 24 May
Wed 17 Jun
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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.
Sat 6 Jun
£25 / 01909 515 150
- 19:30 – 23:30 Cancer's No Joke Charity Comedy Night Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
Dining In Darkness In Deafening Silence
Dine in a dark silent room at this unique fundraiser for Deafblind Scotland.
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.
Sun 21 Jun
£20; under 5s free (Children £10) / 0191 246 9123
- 12:00 St Oswald’s Kaleidoscope 5K Colour Run The Rising Sun Country Park, Newcastle
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.
Sat 18 Jul
£8 (Students £5) / 01243 826886
- 16:30 – 18:30 Authors Celebrate William Blake's Life and Work St Mary's Church, Bognor Regs
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…
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.
Sat 30 May
£6.99; £8.99 on the day entry (Children free) / 0113 234 7474
- 12:00 The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
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.
Fri 5 Jun
£40 / 01904 620911
- 18:30 007 Golden Eye Charity Summer Ball York Racecourse
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.
Wed 17 Jun
£8 (£7) / 0844 335 8879
- 20:30 Benefit for Cosgrove Care The Stand, Glasgow
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.
Wed 27 May
£5 / 0131 558 7272
- 20:30 Benefit for The Big Umbrella The Stand, Edinburgh
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.
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.
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.
- 14:00 – 17:00 CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge Moor Lane, Grange-Over-Sands
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.
Sat 5 Dec
£60 / 0871 702 1972
- 19:00 – 00:30 Celebrating 100 Years of Sinatra Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Charity Ghostwalk and Paranormal Investigation
The 3am Club lead a ghost hunt and paranormal investigation.
Charity Golf Day
Raise funds for Cransley Hospice with a round o' golf. There are also sponsorship opportunities.
Fri 5 Jun
£155 for sponsorship; £235 for a 4-ball team / 01536 506123
- 12:00 – 21:00 Charity Golf Day Wellingborough Golf Club
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…
Sat 5 Sep
£10; under 5s free (Children £5) / 0121 472 1191
- 14:30 – 18:00 The Chocolate 5K Dorridge Village Hall, Solihull
Christmas Charity Dance
Biggleswade Sandy Lions Christmas charity dance featuring New Vintage playing Latin and ballroom tunes. Ticket price includes a plated supper.
Sat 5 Dec
£18 includes plated supper
- 20:00 – 00:00 Christmas Charity Dance The Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade
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.
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.
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.
Sat 20 Jun
£39; plus either £160 sponsorship or £60 self-funding / 01244 676454
- 17:00 Edinburgh Night Ride Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh
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.
Sat 6 Jun
donations only / 0131 313 3828
- 13:00 EMMS: Evelyn's Methlick Bike Ride Methlick Church
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.
Thu 28 May
Free / 01738 475000
Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.
- 15:00 – 19:00 The Environmental Volunteering Fair North Inch Community Campus, Perth