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Wildlife Artist Of The Year

Photographs, paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by various artists.

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y

Wed 1 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Thu 2 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Fri 3 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Sat 4 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

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)

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

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

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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

Spring Gift Fair

Stalls selling gifts, handmade crafts and refreshments to raise funds for Bladder Cancer.

Endmoor Village Hall

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 07733 362183

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

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

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Scarred for Life

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

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 7 more dates until 15 Mar

Sunday Assembly

Do you like the whole ritual, communal, hanging-out-together and talking-about-stuff aspect of religion, and don't see why you can only have it if you believe in a supreme being? Sounds like the Sunday Assembly is for you. The 'godless congregation' meets every Sunday to hear talks, sing songs and celebrate life.

The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Sun 15 Mar

Main Hall

Free / 01524 849 959

Sun 19 Apr

Main Hall

Free / 01524 849 959

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

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

Emsworth Children's Table Top Sale

Pick up preloved and new clothes, toys and accessories for babies and children as well as maternity wear at this charity children's market. Barbara Crick of the Emsworth Cookery School provides the cakes at the pop-up coffee shop and charities represented at the sale include Naomi House and Jacks Place.

Emsworth Community Centre

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 07476 704917

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March Of The Mods

Dogtooth, Beat Movement, Target 5 and Redstarts perform in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£15.18 / 0141 332 2232

The Salvation Army International Congress

Salvationists from 126 countries will unite under the theme, 'BOUNDLESS: The Whole World Redeeming'.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 1 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

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 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

Thu 26 Mar

£5 / 020 8692 4446

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

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.

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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

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 229 7565

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

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

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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