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St Oswald's Car Boot Sale

Sell your wares or pick up a bargain at this car boot sale.

St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 28 Mar

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

Sat 25 Apr

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

Sat 30 May

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

…and 5 more dates until 31 Oct

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 150 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 28 Mar

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 25 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 30 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

…and 6 more dates until 28 Nov

Glasgow Vet School Rodeo

A day of animal-based fun. The event is organised by Glasgow veterinary students with monies raised going to charity.

Garscube Estate, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£7 (£3; Family £15; under 3s free)

Greenbank Scouts Annual Jumble Sale

Annual second-hand bonanza organised by the Greenbank Scouts and with all the usual jumble sale offerings, from toys to books, via furniture, clothing and games.

Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£2 / 0131 447 9969

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

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Breakfast at Restaurant Mark Greenaway in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

Mark Greenway, patron for Bowel Cancer UK, prepares a breakfast at his North Castle Street restaurant in aid of the charity.

Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

pay what you want / 0131 226 1155

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 5 Apr

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

Sun 3 May

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

Sun 7 Jun

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

…and 4 more dates until 4 Oct

Candelit Earth Hour Yoga

Iyengar Yoga teacher, Lucy Iredale, takes you through restorative meditation techniques to help you relax during the Earth Hour blackout. All proceeds to WWF Scotland.

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Mar

£10 / 0131 556 2414

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.

Abington Park, Northampton

Sun 7 Jun

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

5k and 10k distances

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Sun 21 Jun

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

5k and 10k distances

Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham

Sun 7 Jun

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


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Colour Blast

Take part in a 1.5k or 5k sponsored fun run and get blasted with coloured powder paint along the route. The event is open to all ages, though under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Money raised goes to help Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans

Sun 23 Aug

£20; under 5s free (Children £10; Family £50) / 01442 820740

  • 09:00 Colour Blast Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans
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On Your Bike

A sponsored bike ride from Isabel Hospice. Choose from three distances (25k, 50k and 100k) and cycle away through the countryside. But don't worry, it's not all about the pedalling – there's also a BBQ, refreshments, a bike doctor and a sports massage tent.

Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club

Sun 31 May

Prices vary

  • 09:00 – 14:00 On Your Bike Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club

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

Muddy Dog Challenge

Join the UK's first obstacle course where humans and hounds can compete side by side. Crawl under nets, jump over tyres and squish through the mud to help raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Brockwell Park, London SE24

Sun 10 May

£27.50–£30; £8.50 dogs (Teams of 3+ £22.50–£25 per adult) / 020 7627 9295

£27.50–£30; £8.50 dogs (Teams of 3+ £22.50–£25) / 020 7627 9295

A Night For Damilola

A night of DJs, live music and spoken word aiming to raise £10,000 for the Damilola Taylor Trust. The line-up includes Phil Tangent, Industry Standard, Jon1st, Mark Grist and Blizzard.

Egg, London N7

Fri 10 Apr

£10 in advance; £15 on the door / 020 7619 7879

Shuffle Down

Fundraiser for MND Scotland with live music, local craft beer and stalls selling food, arts and crafts. Confirmed acts include Alfa 9, Dead Man Fall and Norrie McCulloch.

Dobbie Hall, Larbert

Sat 23 May

£17 / 01324 570450

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Sotterley Country Fair

Demonstrations, displays and stalls with something for all the family. Money raised goes to the Chedgrave MS Therapy Centre and Macmillian Nurses.

Sotterley Hall

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01502 575667

Yorkhill Easter Egg Run

The annual motorbike run for Yorkhill Hospital.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 201 6917

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 7 Jun

£20 before 31st December 2014; £25 after / 01442 820740

Charity Bungee Jump

Bungee jump from a 150ft crane over the grounds of Highbury Hall and help raise funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Sun 29 Mar

Raise £100 sponsorship and jump for free; or pay £50 and raise a further £50. / 121 303 2050

Church Tower Abseil

If you've got a head for heights why not abseil off the iconic St John's Church on Edinburgh's busiest shopping street. Raise funds for the Church's building development project or a charity of your choice.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£50 for those raising money for St John's; £100 for those raising money for another charity / 0131 221 2271

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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)

Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

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 and host Susan Morrison, plus more acts tba.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

£10 / 0131 558 7272

James Bond-Themed Gala Ball

A gala ball in aid of Yorkhill Children's Charity, themed around the martini-drinking man of action himself. With a sparkling reception, three course meal, casino and a live performance from Too Many Vices, it's so very Bond, darling.

Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

£50 / 07804 634859

Mud Run Mayhem

A 5k obstacle course raising funds for Learning Disability charity, Hansel. Run, crawl, climb and slide your way through the muddy assault course. Participants are advised to wear old clothes.

Scottish Assault Courses, Kilmarnock

Sat 2 May

£20 / 07706 167258

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