Afternoon events, Charity

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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

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

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

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Jun

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

5k and 10k distances

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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.

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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Superheros and Princess Family Fundraiser

Stalls, crafts, a kids disco and games a plenty at this family funday. There's a prize for best dressed so get working on your superhero costume. Money raised goes to Bruntsfield Community Nursery.

Christ Church, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

adults free (Children £1–£3) / 0131 667 3633

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

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

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 28 Jun

Free / 0131 458 3267

A Gift To Lift: Ultimate Summer Festival

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

Hinckley Rugby Football Club

Sat 4 Jul


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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

Mouth Cancer 10km Awareness Walk

Walk and shout the message about mouth cancer from the very part you are trying to save.

Hyde Park, London W2

Sat 19 Sep


Red Shoe Walk

Have a ramble and raise money for the British Red Cross at the same time.

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sat 11 Jul

£10 registration fee; free if more than £30 sponsorship is raised (Under 12s free) / 0141 427 5454

Resource For Holloway - Free Employability Skills & Creative Workshops

A job club with a difference - free weekly employability skills, creative workshops and drop in sessions.

Resource For London, N7

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 7697 4010

Fri 1 May

Free / 020 7697 4010

Thu 7 May

Free / 020 7697 4010

Fri 8 May

Free / 020 7697 4010

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

St Joseph's Hospice Skydive Day

If you relish the idea of bailing from a perfectly good aeroplane at 10000ft then why not do it in aid of St Joseph's Hospice.

Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury

Sat 13 Jun

£50 registration fee

Strawberry Fair

Are you going to strawberry fair? There's tea, a raffle, a tombola, stalls and live entertainment, if that helps you to make up your mind.

Arthur Easton Centre - St Michael's Hospice, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Wed 10 Jun


  • 13:00 – 15:00 Strawberry Fair Arthur Easton Centre - St Michael's Hospice, St. Leonards-on-Sea