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

The NSPCC is aiming to raise £600,000 through 120 corporate teams being sponsored to compete in the 2008 Microsoft Challenge UK.

The Microsoft UK Challenge
The Microsoft UK Challenge

The five-day event, which is being held in the Scottish Highlands from 11 to 15 June, involves the 750 competitors in hiking, kayaking, orienteering, mountain biking, cross-country running and mental agility activities. Company teams include Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Nationwide Building Society and Scottish Widows. The top 10 teams will go through to the Intelligent Sport World Series final in Cyprus this December.

Help for Heroes has teamed up with Halfords to help to raise £6m for servicemen and women wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. Halfords shops are selling wristbands for a suggested donation of £2. Proceeds will fund a new rehabilitation centre for the injured.

The Leprosy Mission is appealing for donors to support its work in Burma. It is asking people to raise funds for relief work with 1,500 disabled people affected by cyclone Nargis.

The Mines Advisory Group is appealing for people to join its 2009 Community Challenge Cambodia, which combines trekking and building houses for victims of landmines. Participants must pay a £275 registration fee and raise at least £2,975.

Deafblind Scotland will benefit from a Land's End to John O'Groats tandem bike ride by its chair and his wife. Deafblind couple Bob and Louise Nolan aim to raise £100,000 to fund a new centre of excellence.

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