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

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow is asking local schoolchildren to take part in its annual 5km sponsored walk on 6 June.

Participating children will wear yellow hats to symbolise the hospice's bright, positive approach to caring for patients with terminal illnesses. 

The event is part of the hospice sector's national Go Yellow month in June, which aims to promote hospices' work and raise money across the country.

In previous years, Go Yellow has been coordinated by Help the Hospices, the national umbrella charity for the sector. This year, each hospice will organise its own yellow-themed events.

The Alzheimer's Society's new direct mail and door-drop campaign focuses on the conclusions of Dementia UK, a recent report that forecast that one in three Britons would be affected by dementia by 2050. The campaign will target 250,000 people.

Help a London Child, the charity for underprivileged children, has been chosen as gym chain Fitness First's charity of the year. The minimum fundraising target is £40,600. Fitness First staff will raise money by entering the Bupa Great Capital Run on 15 July, attempting to break a Guinness World Record and through local fundraising events.

Mencap is looking for diving teams to enter its Dive Challenge event on 23 and 24 June as part of Learning Disability Week. It is asking teams to raise at least £50 each, with prizes being offered for outstanding fundraisers. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors is supporting the event.

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