What's new: Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Wooden Spoon, the rugby union charity for disadvantaged young people and people with disabilities, benefited from the efforts of four Welsh rugby fans in the run-up to the France v Wales international on Saturday.

The Longest Pass fundraising event involved the four passing a rugby ball to each other for their entire journey from Cardiff to Paris.

The four fundraisers, who hoped to raise £5,000 for Wooden Spoon, work for Welsh drinks and hospitality company SA Brain, a sponsor of the Wales team.

The company staged the Longest Pass's media launch and emailed 10,000 Wooden Spoon supporters to encourage them to pass emails to other rugby fans. Those who did were emailed invitations to donate to the charity online.

Several SA Brain pubs also donated 5p to the charity from the cost of every pint sold during the fundraising event.

Cancer Research UK is to hold its 2007 Race for Life events from 2 May onwards. It hopes to raise £60m from 280 fun runs across the UK. For the sixth consecutive year, Tesco will be sponsoring the event. The charity is hoping to attract 800,000 participants.

The Ellen MacArthur Trust, the charity that offers support and sailing activities for young people recovering from cancer and leukaemia, will be hosting a 115km fundraising event that will involve people going round the Isle of Wight by bike, boat or on foot. It will take place during the JP Morgan Assett Management Round the Island Race on 23 June.

Harris HospisCare, a hospice in Kent, is asking green-fingered householders to open their gardens to the public in return for donations this summer. The charity will receive income from admission charges and the sale of refreshments.

Similar events last year raised £5,600 for the charity.

Women's Health Concern, a charity that offers support to women with experience of the menopause, is hosting a gala performance of Menopause The Musical on 12 April. Tickets to the event, at London's Shaw Theatre, cost between £29 and £59 and include a drinks reception and an after-show party with the cast.

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