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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

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)

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

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).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

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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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

Scarred for Life

Photographs of people with congenital heart disease, showing their scars.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 11 more dates until 15 Mar

Strangeways

A regular tribute night for The Smiths and Morrissey, with a proud fan club atmosphere and aesthetic, uninhibited dancing and more daffs/gladioli than you can shake a stick at. All proceeds raised go to charity.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

£5 / 0141 221 7705

An aftershow for the SSE Hydro Morrissey gig.

Comic Relief Wine Fair

More than 20 wine retailers, including the Wine Society, Naked Wine, Harvey Nichols and Majestic Wine, display their selections. In addition to over 100 wines to sample, the night promises a variety of competitions and raffles to help raise money for Comic Relief. Ages 18+.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 12 Mar

£20 / 0131 220 4348

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

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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

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

Short Com

Short Com brings you the funniest independently made short comedy films from upcoming comedy and filmmaking talent. Supporting mental health charities CALM and SAMH.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£6 (£5) / 0141 352 4900

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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

Round the Clock Comedy Roadshow

An entire Saturday of comedy in aid of Cancer Research UK. Dive from bar to bar with some of the fest's best stand-up, character and improv each time.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

£16 (£14) / 0141 221 7705

With three hours to go, it's the 'Magic Ending' part of the day. Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Mini Bar, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

£16 (£14) / 0141 332 2732

'Face the Final Curtain' event. Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Nice'n'Sleazy, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

£16 (£14) / 0141 333 0900

Two hours of stand-up at the '12 Hours to Go' event. Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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Sounds Events: Live Music Night

Live music night hosted by Sounds Events with performances from Kitch, Jack Hinks and A Modern Masquerade.

Bannerman's, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

£5–£6 in advance; £6 at the door. / 07553 060494

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

Allsorts

Creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

The Albany, London SE8

Thu 5 Mar

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Allsorts The Albany, London

Thu 12 Mar

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Allsorts The Albany, London

Thu 19 Mar

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Allsorts The Albany, London
…and 2 more dates until 2 Apr

Anne Frank Cycle Challenge

A London to Amsterdam cycle covering 155 miles over two days to raise funds for the Anne Frank Trust UK.

Various Venues, London SW19

Fri 29 May

£200 Registration fee; £1500 Minimum sponsorship / 020 7284 5858

Exact start point to be confirmed.

Art Exhibition Launch and Raffle

Work by local artists including a raffle, in which you can win one of the paintings.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar

Free including complimentary glass of wine (over 18s only) / 0131 229 7565

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 229 7565

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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

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

Benefit for Scottish Autism

John Williams and host Jellybean Martinez (plus more tbc) 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

Big Arran Challenge

Traverse Arran however you choose. Cycle around it, climb Goatfell – maybe do both. Raising money for Glasgow City Mission.

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Sat 6 Jun

£75 minimum sponsorship

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