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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.

Down Grange Sports Complex, Basingstoke

Wed 17 Jun

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


Dance Back to the Future

A night of dancefloor classics, retro rock and disco from across the decades stretching from the 60s to last week. All proceeds will be donated to Scottish Autism.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

£6 / 0131 226 4224

Fools! Fundraiser for Big Laughs for Small People

A night of laughs to raise funds for the Simpsons Special Care Baby Unit, With Stu & Garry, Jojo Sutherland, Elaine Miller and host Susan Morrison, plus more acts tba.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

£10 / 0131 558 7272

Positive Help: 25th Birthday Ceilidh

A ceilidh, tribal belly dancing, raffle and buffet to celebrate 25 years of Positive Help, which supports adults and children living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Funds raised to towards supporting their work.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£15 / 0131 667 7533

Silent Auction

Charity auction with holidays, dinners, kitchen appliances and more all up for grabs.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 447 4520

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Back To The Beat In Aid Of The Beatson

Big ol' line-up in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity featuring George Bowie, Ultrabeat, The Rhetoriks, Sparkos, Vance, Zander Nation, Jae Freer, Andrew Love & MC Madman, Stereofunk, Stuart McLean, Aaron Robertson and The Doctor.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£16.50 / 0141 552 4601

Back to the Future: St Oswald’s Does the 1980s

Relive the era of big hair, shoulder pads and neon Lycra for an evening of fun and nostalgia, in aid of St Oswald's Hospice. Hosted by Alfie Joey, enjoy an 80s disco, themed cocktails and food, with performances from Encore Dance and more.

Benfield Audi Showroom, Newcastle

Sat 25 Apr

£40–£100 / 0843 2188148

Band Night in Aid of Diabetes Scotland

Featuring young Britpoppers The 23s, alt.rock act The Indos and DJ Finnigan.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0131 225 1757

Benefit for Scottish Autism

John Williams, Daisy Earl and host Jellybean Martinez make you laugh in order to raise awareness of and funds for Scottish Autism.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Bsk Live

Brixton Soup Kitchen & Support Centre, Prince's Trust and Unsigned Stars come together in April to put on a night full of entertainment and fundraising.

The Borderline, London W1D

Sun 12 Apr

£11.50 / 0870 060 3777

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Charity Dinner Dance

A charity dinner dance in aid of Grassroots.

Best Western Leyland Hotel

Sat 4 Apr

£35–£45 (table for 10 people £350) / 08448 842920

Charity Firewalk Challenge

Challenge your mind (and the soles of your feet) by walking across burning hot coals in aid of CHAS. Full training provided. Ages 14+ (parental consent needed if under 18).

Glasgow University

Sat 18 Apr

£100 minimum sponsorship; free for spectators

Charity Night in aid of SMART

A charity performance in aid of mental health charity SMART. The charity's band play a mix of popular songs, blues and jazz followed by the 606 Club house band led by Polly Gibbons.

606 Club, London SW10

Wed 8 Apr

£15 / 020 7352 5953

Charity Race Night

Enjoy a buffet, place some bets and help raise funds for Cash for Kids.

The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£5 / 0800 124 4112

Christian Kane, The Life Of Riley And Friends

A benefit for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Dingwalls, London NW1

Thu 23 Apr

£25.75 / 020 7428 0010

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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

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.

Comedy For Depression

Live comedy that's raising funds for and awareness of Depression Alliance.

Union Chapel, London N1

Thu 23 Apr

£18 / 020 7226 1686

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

£40 / 0141 777 6111

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

Do Something 2

Charity gig in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support featuring Ape Man Alien, District55 and Mark Aitcheson. Hosted by Grant Gallacher.

Walkabout, Glasgow

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 0141 332 8209

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Doggy Quiz

A pedigree quiz night for dogs and their humans with a complimentary buffet. All funds raised go to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

Thu 23 Apr

£5 / 0800 124 4112

  • 20:00 Doggy Quiz The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

East London Music Night

A showcase of some of the best musicians and DJs in East London raising funds fro Spitalfields Crypt Trust featuring Headlong, Jamie Crawford, Under The Sun, Morning Lane and Saytek (live).

93 Feet East, London E1

Thu 9 Apr

£5 / 020 7770 6006

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

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

Family Race Night

An evening at the races. Featuring two course meal and soft drinks (bring a bottle).

Queniborough Scout Hall, Leicester

Sat 18 Apr

£5 (Family £15; Children £3) / 07899 396172

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