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

Sue Ryder Care is appealing for runners and classical music lovers to take part in its second Beat the Baton fundraising event on 25 August. The charity has teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, which will play a live classical concert while runners negotiate either a 5km or 10km course in Battersea Park, London.

Participants are challenged to finish the race before conductor Anthony Inglis puts down his baton. The charity hopes to beat last year's fundraising total of £80,000. All proceeds will go towards its work with neurological, hospice and community-based care across the UK.

Aspire, the spinal cord injury charity, is asking supporters to join its ninth annual sponsored Channel Swim to help raise £500,000. Participants are asked to complete the 22-mile distance in their local pools between 15 September and 7 December.

Walk the Walk's annual Playtex Moonwalk starts at midnight in London's Hyde Park on 17 May. The breast cancer charity hopes 15,000 bra-wearing supporters will help raise more than £6m.

Crash, the construction industry's charity for homeless people, will benefit from London's 10th annual Dragon Boat Challenge. Forty teams of 11 hope to raise more than £23,000 in sponsorship money for the charity.

The Retail Trust is encouraging retailers to organise fundraising events to support its national helpline during Retail Trust Week, from 19 to 26 May. The charity hopes to beat last year's sum of £70,000.

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