Starbase 24 are old friends of Region 20, and their Klingon Banquet has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years. Click on their seal to see when their next banquet is, and explore their website!
The SF Ball is another fan run event raising money for charity. Their main push is to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. To this end, they put on a grand ball in the South of England every February, which is well attended by both SFI members and stars of many Sci-Fi shows.
You'd be hard pressed to find an event like Sci-Fi Scarborough anywhere else in the UK! Run over a weekend and utilising the whole of Scarborough Spa, which is redubbed as "The Quirky Quarter Mile" for the weekend, it is rapidly becoming a favourite of convention goers in the North of England.
My parents were of the opinion, because they had started skating very young, that you should have something that you do that you care about, because it structures your life as you're growing up.