The Vision 5K events are open to all runners, families and people with disabilities. The charity is encouraging participants to challenge their senses and complete one lap blindfolded while being led by a sighted running partner. Sense hopes the events will raise £50,000 to support its services for local deafblind children and adults living in each race location. The entry fee of £5 includes a free T-shirt and a medal. Vision 5K events are taking place in Birmingham, Leeds, Reading, Bristol, Maidstone and London from May to September.
The NSPCC has launched a campaign to attract more regular donors to support ChildLine. The children's charity will deliver 200,000 leaflets in England and Wales, requesting monthly £2 donations to fund the free, 24-hour helpline.
The Rock Trust is asking walkers to don kilts and join its annual 5k Kilt Walk to support young homeless people in the Lothians. Traditional Scottish bands will lead the event through Edinburgh on 23 August.
Sparks and Care International will benefit from the 2008 BG Energy Challenge, a mix of physical, mental and strategic challenges. The event takes place in Plymouth from 10 to 12 July.
PDSA is looking for 30 supporters to each complete a sponsored freefall. Participants must raise £395 each and they can choose from 25 locations in the UK. The money will fund free veterinary treatment for pets.