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Generous donations help keep Pegasus flying

Chairman of Pegasus Playscheme Sue Clark with her son's statue on Dover seafront

25 July 2016

A playscheme for young people with a variety of severe and complex disabilities starts today thanks to generous donations.

Gogglebox stars give up home for charity prom

Steph and Dom Parker with Martha Trust residents Photo: Alan Langley

22 July 2016

Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker gave up the grounds of their home for a charity prom which raised more than £16,000 for Martha Trust

Husband’s plight was driving force for top fundraiser

Kirsty Gordon-Thomas was the highest fundraiser on the day raising more than £1k for Cardiomyopathy UK.

19 July 2016

A woman whose husband awaits a new heart, has raised over £1,000 for the charity who is helping to save his life.

Log-run Bandits dig deep for battle-scarred veterans

Fundraising runners the Pilgrim Bandits, in white shirts, at the end of their run from Strood to Gordon Promenade, Gravesend, with supporters and veterans. Veterans Philip Hubert, of Royal Navy Landing Craft, left, and Joe Hoadley, 49th Reconnaissance Corps.

17 July 2016

A team of soldiers ran miles carrying a 200lb log to raise money for soldiers wounded at war.

Hairdressers’ self-raising help for former colleague

From left, Jackie Mathis, Owner and Katie Barnes, former employee and team members of JM Hairdressers in Gravesend during a Fundraising Day for Katie, who has a brain tumour.

10 July 2016

A group of hairdressers swapped the conditioner for chocolate frosting as they held a cupcake fueled fun day for charity.

Yes, we have some bandanas

Joan Collins joins in the campaign

25 April 2016

An 11-year-old who lost his brave battle with brain cancer has inspired a host of celebrities to don a bandana.

Life of tragic Nepal earthquake victim remembered

Matt Carapiet died in the 2015 Nepalese earthquake.

25 April 2016

The family of one of the victims of the Nepal earthquake have paid tribute to their son... one year on from the disaster.

New charity to fulfill dying wish of cancer sufferer

Hayley Martin led support groups with cancer patients at Maidstone Hospital

16 April 2016

Inspirational Maidstone mum's legacy to be honoured with new charity.

Turn over a new leaf at estate agent branches

The book sale runs from Monday, March 14 to Saturday, March 19

03 March 2016

Ward & Partners to host a week-long book sale to raise money for Kent charity ellenor.

Kent Police beat Gurkhas in charity rowing challenge

Police face off with Gurkhas in charity challenge

09 October 2015

Queen's Gurkha Engineers faced off against police officers to raise funds for charity today.

Churchgoers sleep out for the homeless

Stock image

25 September 2015

Volunteers from 18 churches come together at Maidstone United's club grounds tonight to raise money for the homeless.

Oxfam calls for donations for Nepal

Deputy manager Robb Bennell and volunteer Heather Macky

30 April 2015

Oxfam in Deal is raising life-saving funds for those affected by Nepal’s devastating earthquake.

Homeless charity fears for future

Manager Nicky Harris with Dave Macro, Andy Jones and Luke Ashby

15 April 2015

A homeless charity in Kent is appealing for help after being told its warehouse will be turned into a drive-thru McDonald's.

Epilepsy sufferer launches charity calendar competition

Jo Mumford with her cat called Magick

23 January 2015

An epilepsy sufferer has launched a calendar competition to help raise money for a new EEG machine at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

The Elf Service makes wishes come true

KMFM's DJ Ben Pearce with fellow Disco DJ's Tom Smith and Ben Warner at the Spring Lane Neighbourhood Centre children's Christmas party on Friday. Picture: Chris Davey FM3573262

23 December 2014

kmfm DJ Ben Pearce and Kent cricket provide festive cheer in Canterbury

The baby who beat meningitis... twice

George Keen as a baby

22 September 2014

A mother whose newborn son was struck down with meningitis TWICE relives her family's ordeal - and the struggles they continue to face three years on.


Entries flood in for Kent Charity Awards

24 June 2014

Deserving organisations from across the county are submitting entries for the first ever Kent Charity Awards.

Hole-in-one joy for Kevin

20 June 2014

Spectators cheered as a golfer hit an ace into the 18th hole to win an £8,000 prize during a charity golf day in aid of the Pilgrims Hospice.


Charity shop fears for its future in Herne Bay

The Demelza shop in Herne Bay could be set to close to make way for a new pizza restaurant and bar

30 May 2014

Demelza Hospice shop on the corner of Mortimer Street and William Street could be forced to close after owner submits plans for new pizza restaurant


Firefighters with head for heights create new world record

After you...emergency teams scamper up the ladder

28 May 2014

Thunderstorms and lightning were not enough to stop Kent emergency crews from making history with a lofty world record attempt.

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