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

Escape Artists, the arts and mental health charity, is raising funds for its work with disadvantaged communities in the UK organising what it believes is the world's first official tribute to the late Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett.

The charity, which works in prisons, young offenders institutes, schools, hospitals and mental health care centres, is hosting a series of events in Barrett's home city, Cambridge. The City Wakes project involves events such as music workshops, an art exhibition including some of Barrett's works and a stage show. If it is a success, Escape Artists hopes to repeat the event in other cities, creating a long-term income stream.

Jeans for Genes, the charity partnership for children with genetic disorders, wants supporters to donate £2 each to the charity and wear jeans to work on 3 October to raise awareness of its cause.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has teamed up with Manchester United FC for a sponsored abseil at the club's Old Trafford stadium. Supporters are asked to raise £140 for the charity, and participants raising more than £500 have the chance to win a signed football.

Leukaemia Research has asked Manchester residents to suggest a route for a fundraising marathon in the city. Emmerdale actor Tony Audenshaw will complete a race on 13 September and supporters can run sections with him. They are asked to raise £200 each. The charity hopes to raise £10,000.

HFT, the learning disability charity for adults, has launched a website that allows supporters to set up tribute pages in memory of loved ones.

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