WaterAid's annual fundraising choir event, Sing for Water, will take place on 14 September.
More than 1,000 people are expected to sing at the Mayor's Thames Festival, which takes place over two days on the banks of the Thames between Tower Bridge and Westminster. The charity hopes to raise about £50,000. Singers must raise at least £50 to enter the event. Participating choirs receive their songs in time for a couple of rehearsals before the big day. The songs are all based on water or Africa. The scheme was first initiated by composer and singer Helen Chadwick in 2002. It has raised £220,000 for WaterAid projects in Africa and India.
Village Aid, the international development charity, has launched the first fundraising appeal in its 20-year history. The charity is calling on individuals, schools and businesses to help raise £100,000 to tackle poverty in west Africa.
Children's charity Chicks is being supported by outdoor specialist Mountain Warehouse for its national campaign Make a Memory, Fly a Kite. The store will sell kites at £5.99 and aims to raise £100,000 for the charity.
The Caldecott Foundation has turned a drawing by one of its beneficiaries into a web mosaic. It is selling mosaic tiles at £10 each for individuals and £100 for companies. Donors' images or logos will appear when visitors hover the cursor over their tiles.
Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust are hoping participants in their third Trailwalker event will help to raise more than £1m. More than 2,000 people will take part in the event.