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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 26 Apr

Free / 0131 458 3267

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 0131 458 3267

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

5k

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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

The St Oswald’s WearSlide

Whizz down a giant 50 metre water slide on a lilo to help raise funds for St Oswald's Hospice. Minimum sponsorship is £20 each, which pays for one hour of nursing care at the Hospice.

Herrington Country Park, Houghton le Spring

Sun 26 Apr

£15 (Children £10) / 0191 246 9123

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

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Celebrity Charity Football Match

A team of celebrities take on the Tottenham Hotspur Legends to raise funds for St Joseph’s Hospice and Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Matchroom Stadium, London E10

Sun 17 May

£11 (Children £6; Family £29) / 020 8525 3200

Comedy Benefit in aid of RNIB Scotland

A line-up of comedians making you laugh and raising funds for RNIB.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

With Tom Stade, Jojo Sutherland, Keir McAllister, Kate Dillon and Gareth Waugh.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 17 May

£5 / 0844 335 8879

With Stu Who?, Liam Withnail, Jamie Mac Donald, Christopher Macarthur Boyd, Gareth Mutch and host Jojo Sutherland.

War Child: Save the Children of Syria

Classical musicians based in Edinburgh come together with Lyrica Girls Choir to raise funds for Save the Children of Syria. Soprano Simone Sahyouni, harpist Sophie Askew, cellist Lindsay Martindale and organist David Turner perform an eclectic programme of music by Hans Gal, Bartok, Mozart, Morricone,Bantock and Komitas.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£10 in advance; £11 on the door (£8 in advance; Children free) / 0131 229 7565

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

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Beshara Lecture: Reflections on the Impact of an Integral Perspective

Lecture exploring recent ideas proposed by thinkers including Ken Wilber, Michael Murphy, Sri Aurobindo, and others.

Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 10 May

Donations welcome / 0131 667 5438

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

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

Clyde Stride

Don your pyjamas or fancy dress and walk 5k or 10k in support of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. DJ Romeo sets you off at the Riverside Museum of Transport passing the river Clyde, Glasgow's iconic bridges and the Hospice itself before returning to the finish line at the museum.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

£10–£20 / 0141 429 5599

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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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.

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

Eurovision Party

Party like it's 1997 (the last time the UK won Eurovision), with this evening featuring entertainment, a quiz, food, music and prizes from the Sick Children's Trust. Come dressed as a Eurovision country of entrant for a chance to win big (in other words, try to avoid getting nul points).

Charles Grey, Newcastle

Fri 22 May

£7.50 / 0191 282 5825

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A Gift To Lift: Ultimate Summer Festival

Family festival with live music, DJs and children's activities.

Hinckley Rugby Football Club

Sat 4 Jul

£15

Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs Rotary Club

A social club for businesses and professional people who wish to give something to the community. The club meets on Mondays at 6.30pm for a meal prior to club business at 7.30pm.

Eagle Lodge & Oregano Restaurant, Bishopbriggs

Mon 27 Apr

Members £11 to cover cost of meal / 0141 959 8404

Mon 4 May

Members £11 to cover cost of meal / 0141 959 8404

Mon 11 May

Members £11 to cover cost of meal / 0141 959 8404

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Gospel Goes Charity

Gospel concert in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and Glaucoma Research.

Birmingham Town Hall

Thu 5 Nov

£15–£17.50 / 0121 345 0600

Haileybury College Charity Gala Concert

Jazz standards from the students of Haileybury College, in aid of Isabel Hospice.

Haileybury College, Hertford

Tue 28 Apr

£25 including supper / 01707 382500

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

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