Charity Events Calendar – May 2011

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A great, well-organised and friendly event that starts outside Belfast City Hall and finishes in Ormeau Park where there will be lots of fun and entertainment.

2nd May – TATA STEEL CARDIFF BAY 5 – Cardiff
Cardiff Bay has been beautifully renovated in the last few years so why not gather family and friends together and run, jog or walk the route and then spend the afternoon in the fabulous bay area. In aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

7th-16th May - HIKE TO CHANGE LIVES – Peru
Join the hike up the Inca trail to the legendary Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

7th May – FRIGHT NIGHT – Ordsall Hall, Salford
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is challenging brave people to join Ghost Tours UK in spending the night at Ordsall Hall to raise funds for the charity. The doors to the historic building will be open to spook seekers who will have the opportunity to explore numerous rooms and take part in ‘ghost hunting’ experiments with a team of paranormal investigators.

7th May – Brighton Spring Ball – Hilton Brighton Metropole.
Hilton Brighton Metropole’s glamorous charity Ball returns, this year in aid of the Argus Appeal and Hilton in the Community Foundation. Featuring a champagne reception, three course meal and ballroom dancing, the night will be sure to entertain.

7th May - RED CROSS BRIDGE WALK – River Thames Path, London
A scenic walk along the River Thames crossing 13 bridges – meeting on south side of Battersea Bridge and finishing at Tower Bridge. In aid of British Red Cross.

7th May - THE CANDY BALL - Westminster Park Plaza Hotel
The Confectionery Industry’s party of the year takes up a space theme for 2011, promising to take the over 700 members from the confectionery, grocery and related trades out of this world!!  Dress: Black Tie. In aid of Sweet Charity.

Over 1,000 people are expected to take part. No previous experience is required. The spirit of the event is taking part, not winning, so you can run, jog or walk.  With a small registration fee of £20 and a suggested minimum sponsorship, you could become a hero for the day. In aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

8th May - SPONSORED WALK – Abbey Wood, Charlton Park and Eltham Park South
A great day out for the all the family. Mapped out, marshaled routes of various distances to suit all ages and abilities. In aid of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

11th May - THE 52nd  CFAB INTERNATIONAL SPRING FAIR – Kensington Town Hall, London
This distinctive and vibrant Spring Fair brings together over 100 diplomatic missions offering products that are unique to their country. Don’t miss your opportunity to get your hand-made crafts, jewellery, clothing and accessories as well as delicious international food from around the world. 3,000 guests anticipated. In aid of Children and Families Across Borders.

12th May - THE ROSE OPERA EXTRAVAGANZA – Drapers’ Hall, London
A fabulous evening starting with a champagne and canapé reception followed by a three-course dinner interspersed with Puccini arias performed by the world renowned London Festival Opera Company. Dress: Black Tie. In aid of Alexandra Rose Charities.

12th May – EPILEPSY SOCIETY CHARITY GOLF DAY -  Sandy Lodge Golf Club, Northwood
The 9th Golf Day will be hosted on a course that offers a challenge for the novice or enthusiast. Jeremy Dale, the UK’s most innovative trick shot artist, will amaze and entertain you. Late breakfast and dinner included. In aid of National Society for Epilepsy.

12th-15th – WINDSOR TATTOO – Windsor Castle Grounds
A musical and military spectacular honouring Britain’s Service personnel. The Royal British Legion is the official charity of this event. A wealth of military entertainments will be on hand, including displays, music and a spectacular finale featuring recently returned Service personnel. Purchasing a ticket also gives you access to the Royal Windsor Horse Show from 3pm on the same day.

13th May – ROYAL CALEDONIAN BALL – Grosvenor House, London
Since starting in the 1840’s and raising money for charity since 1849, The Royal Caledonian Ball is quite probably the oldest charity ball in the world. It combines helping to keep traditional Scottish dancing alive in the heart of London’s West End with raising money for Scottish charities – all through one night of reeling each year.

14th May – DAISY BALL - Grosvenor House, London
The evening features a three-course dinner, superb live band, star-studded cabaret, top TV and sporting personalities, a 1,000 item tombola,  raffle and auction prizes and table entertainers. In aid of Anthony Nolan.

14th May – TANDEM  SKYDIVE – Maidstone, Kent
Calling all thrill seekers! Join this once-in-a-lifetime event in aid of the British Red Cross.

15th May – YORKSHIRE 10k AND 2k FUN RUN -  Newby Hall, Ripon
A UKA registered times multi-terrain off-road run around the beautiful estate land of Newby Hall. Stalls, entertainment and refreshments will be on offer plus a 2 for 1 ticket to enter the 25 acres of award winning gardens, including a sculpture park, adventure playground and miniature railway.  In aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

15th May – CHILDLINE’S GREAT BRITISH PICNIC - Inner Temple Gardens, London
Activities and games galore for all to enjoy on a very special family day out bringing countryside into the city. In aid of NSPCC.

17th-18th May – ROYALIST REGATTA – Portsmouth
Challenge yourself by taking part in the Royalist Regatta for an exhilarating team building experience. Amateur and professional sailors welcome for fun yet competitive yacht racing. Champagne reception and dinner onboard HMS Warrior. Dress: Black Tie. In aid of Sea Cadets.

17th May – TUNNEL OF LOVE – Victoria House Basement, London
The fashion and art funfair party to mend broken hearts. In aid of British Heart Foundation.

19th May - THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BIRTHDAY PARTY – The Ironbridge Suite, International Centre, Telford
The Royal British Legion hits the big 90 in 2011 but still isn’t showing its age – so mark the date by celebrating with them at a special birthday party! The Legion has gone sassy and chic in roaring 1920’s style so help them relive those heady party days with a champagne reception followed by a dinner and dancing to the tunes of the Legion’s Central Dance Band.

25th May - MAD HATTERS’ MILLINERS SHOW - Hurlingham Club
This stylish fashion show is the highlight of the social calendar and will be held at the Hurlingham Club with a celebrity auctioneer. Price includes a champagne reception, and canapés. In aid of The Children’s Trust.

26th May -  SECRET GARDEN BALL - Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, London
The evening will include a reception, a three-course dinner, an auction and entertainment. Dress: Black Tie. In aid of  Foundation For The Relief of Disabled Orphans.

29th May - 5k AND 10k COMMUNITY FUN RUN - London Maccabi Sports Grounds, Barnet
The funds raised for Norwood will help support thousands of children, families and adults coping with learning disabilities and social disadvantage in the Jewish community and beyond.

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