More than 500 people in gorilla suits will take part in the 2009 Great Gorilla Run, a 7km fun run to raise money for the Gorilla Organization (pictured). The run, in its seventh year, will raise money for projects in Africa to reduce pressure on gorilla habitats. It takes place on 26 September in London.
About £44,000 has been donated to charity since the launch of a gift list service by retailer John Lewis and Charities Aid Foundation in February. The list enables wedding guests to make a donation to charity instead of buying a present.
An RAF Spitfire fly-past will form part of the second annual Ride to the Wall event in October, an event for motorcyclists to raise money for the upkeep of a memorial to troops killed in conflict. The inaugural event saw 2,500 motorcyclists raise £10,000 for the maintenance of the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Care charity Norwood is hoping to raise £100,000 in its annual Rosh Hashanah appeal through a combined postal, advertising and email campaign. The Jewish new year appeal aims to raise awareness of neglected Jewish children.