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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 24 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 7 Jun

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 21 Jun

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

…and 5 more dates until 27 Sep

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

Hot Meat Boat Cruise

Hot Mess get together with Meat to bring you Hot Meat – an all-bear riverboat cruise.

The Dutch Master, London EC3N

Sat 23 May

£22.50 / 0844 844 0444

One Day in May Book Festival

Book festival from the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring appearances from Jeremy Strong, Alasdair Gray, Alexander McCall Smith and more.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£10

Alasdair Gray

£10

Femmes Fatales

£6

Jeremy Strong

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 30 May

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

Sat 27 Jun

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

Sat 25 Jul

£0.50 / 0191 246 8126

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The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

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

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 30 May

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

Sat 27 Jun

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

Sat 25 Jul

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

…and 4 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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Party in the Park

Community event with music, stalls, food and entertainment.

Northolt Village Community Centre, London UB5

Sun 24 May

Free / 020 8845 0643

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

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association & Yorkhill 5k Fun Run

The fifth annual AMYA 5k fun run allows members and non members of the Ahmadiyya Mosque to lace up their trainers and help raise funds for Yorkhill Children's Charity. Afterwards there's music, dance and food stalls at the recently renovated Kelvingrove Bandstand.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

£10 (Children £7 under 13; Family £30) / 0141 201 6917

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Authors Celebrate William Blake's Life and Work

Authors, including Ian Duhig, Martin Malone, Nuala Casey, Tobias Churton and Rowan Coleman take part in this celebration of William Blake's work, to raise money for Blake's Cottage.

St Mary's Church, Bognor Regs

Sat 18 Jul

£8 (Students £5) / 01243 826886

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

Epilepsy Action Tour of the Roses

Three day, coast to coast, cycle challenge in aid of Epilepsy Action. Starting in Blackpool and finishing in Scarborough the route includes parts of the first Stage of the 2014 Tour de France and passes the most iconic locations in the region. Accommodation, meals, baggage transfer, medical cover and mechanical assistance…

North Pier Blackpool

Sat 23 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Sun 24 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Mon 25 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

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

Marie Curie Ladies' Christmas Shopping Lunch

Marie Curie ladies' Christmas shopping lunch returns with an afternoon dedicated to ladies. Champagne, gourmet food, luxury raffle and exclusive shopping all in aid of Marie Curie, an excellent way to get your Christmas shopping done early. Booking is essential.

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Sat 7 Nov

£45–£700 / 0141 557 7563

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The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K

Fun run for all the family – part of a campaign to encourage healthier lifestyles and raise funds for charity by the fast food company.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sat 30 May

£6.99; £8.99 on the day entry (Children free) / 0113 234 7474

Tugsticular

Tug of war event to raise awareness of testicular cancer and to raise money for Tenovus Cancer Care Charity. Twenty teams of eight compete in male and leagues.

Wide Lane Sports Grounds, Eastleigh

Sat 20 Jun

£5–£10

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Tugsticular Wide Lane Sports Grounds, Eastleigh

Age UK East Sussex Summer Fayre

A family fun day, with stalls, music, dogs, a fun fair and more.

Western Lawns, Eastbourne

Sun 5 Jul

Free / 01273 646808

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

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Ben Nevis Challenge

Climb Ben Nevis to help raise funds for people who are affected by alcohol misuse in Glasgow. Return transport is provided from Glasgow to Ben Nevis and the walk is led by professional guides.

Ben Nevis, Fort William

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 1800

Ben Nevis Challenge for Breast Cancer Care

Take part in the Ben Nevis Challenge for Breast Cancer Care and tackle the highest mountain in Scotland. Minimum sponsorship £500.

Ben Nevis, Fort William

Fri 25 Sep

£50 / 020 7960 3524

Sat 26 Sep

£50 / 020 7960 3524

Sun 27 Sep

£50 / 020 7960 3524

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

The Big Gig

Live bands from schools in the North Lanarkshire area compete at this event for Scotia Aid, in conjuction with Blameless, Hamilton Accies and North Lanarkshire Council. Mickey 9s and Tim De Graauw are also popping by as special guest acts.

New Douglas Park, Hamilton

Wed 10 Jun

£5 / 01698 740041

Tickets available from all NLC participating schools, Hamilton Accies FC, Blameless and Scotia Aid.

  • 15:00 – 21:00 The Big Gig New Douglas Park, Hamilton

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

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