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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

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

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

5k

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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

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

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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

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

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)

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

Yorkhill Easter Egg Run

The annual motorbike run for Yorkhill Hospital.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 201 6917

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Allsorts

Creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

The Albany, London SE8

Thu 2 Apr

£5 / 020 8692 4446

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

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.

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

Badger Bonanza 2015

Learn all there is to know about badgers! Except where they keep their money, because they're really secretive about that.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Bridgwater

Fri 3 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Sat 4 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Sun 5 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Mon 6 Apr

Free but donations are welcome. / 01278 783250

Bake-Off in Aid of MS Therapy Centre

Get your bake on and raise money and awareness for the MS Therapy Centre Lothian.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

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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

Bike For Bobath

Charity cycle run from the Riverside Museum to Balloch in aid of cerebral palsy charity Bobath. The route is scenic but flat and suitable for all ages and abilities. Refreshments and first aid are on hand along the way.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

£15 (Children £5) / 0141 287 2720

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

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

Charity Doggy Coffee Morning and Fun Day

Have a cuppa with your doggy, and enjoy some cake and chat with fellow dog owners. After that, there's a fun day, with everything from an agility competition to a pooch beauty pageant. East Coast FM are broadcasting live from the event, and all funds raised go to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0800 124 4112

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Charity Doggy Dinner

Have din dins with your doggy (and a pal), with this two-course meal plus a selection of organic dishes for your four-legged friend. Proceeds go to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Mercat Bar & Grill, Musselburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£17.95 / 0800 124 4112

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

A version of the famous national challenge held along the part of the Ridgeway National Trail taking in Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. You can choose whether to walk five, nine or eighteen miles and children and dogs are welcome.

Princes Risborough School

Sun 13 Sep

£20; under 5s free (Children £10) / 01844 345496

The Chocolate 5k

Run in the name of chocolate (and Birmingham Hospice) at this 5k event featuring some lovely sweet treats. All participants must pre-register.

Rowheath Pavilion, Birmingham

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (Children £5; Under 5s free) / 0121 472 1191

Colour Me Happy 5K

A very colourful run from Isabel Hospice, where participants start off in white, and as the 5k run progresses they get covered in multi-coloured powder paint. This event is for ages 5+, though runners aged 5–15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Leventhorpe School Fields, Sawbridgeworth

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

Commando Spirit: Survive The Yomp

Help raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund at this special activity day out. Take on the challenge of the Yomp: the intense 30-mile test the Royal Marines have to face to complete their training.

Achnacarry and Spean Bridge, Fort William

Sat 12 Sep

£150 / 0844 693 1944

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