Last week was Glasgow University's Rag Week, the biggest in its history.
Students took part in activities from pub quizzes and coffee mornings to zumba and busking to raise money for local charities including Glasgow Women's Aid, Yorkhill Children's Foundation and Whizz-Kidz.
As I write we don't have the final figures raised for the charities, but I'm sure it will be a significant amount.
I was very proud to launch the start of Fair Trade Fortnight last Monday at the Urban Fox project in the East End of Glasgow.
It was great to have a kick-about with kids from Quarry Brae Primary School while promoting fair trade footballs from Sialkot in Pakistan. By buying these footballs, we can ensure workers who make them receive a fair wage for the job they do.
It was also fantastic to be able to announce Scotland's new status as a Fair Trade Nation in Glasgow, after years of hard work by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, also made possible by the support of everyone across the country.
There are so many Fair Trade products available, from coffee, tea and chocolate to cotton wool and bananas – all of which will ensure that people are paid a fair price for the goods they produce.
During Lent I am raising money for SCIAF's annual Wee Box appeal, one of Scotland's largest fundraising campaigns.
I'll be popping my spare change into the Wee Box in my office whenever I have a sweet treat. I'll also be encouraging people who come to my offices in Glasgow and Parliament to pop in some pennies.
People across Scotland are getting involved, including Susan Boyle, Ally McCoist and Paralympic gold medallist rower David Smith.
All the money raised from the Wee Box appeal will go to help SCIAF's partners in Burundi in east Africa, which borders on Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Although it is just one-third of the size of Scotland, Burundi is home to more than 8.6 million people.
By supporting the Wee Box appeal, you can help people in the third-poorest country in the world.
In Burundi, four out of five people survive on less than 78p a day, and one in six children won't reach their fifth birthday.
SCIAF's partners on the ground are working to settle disputes and build a peaceful country after years of unrest, civil war and genocide.
As the vast majority of Burundians farm for a living, SCIAF also works with groups which teach new farming skills to orphans and young people who missed out on school.
The Wee Box appeal is helping the people of Burundi work their way out of poverty and look forward to a brighter future. For more information visit www.theweebox.org.