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Countdown to Kent Cooks 2017

There is still time for youngsters aged between six and 19 years to enter Kent Cooks 2017.

19 October 2017

Time is running out for children and young adults to take part in an exciting MasterChef-style cookery contest and get inspired in the kitchen.

Make a date for the Mason Mile on Saturday

18 October 2017

Families can enjoy a free outdoor challenge together this weekend with a fun event open to people of all ages and abilities.

Prize bundle for arty children

The Perfect Packed Lunch Awards winner will receive a prize pack donated by Cowling and Wilcox.

17 October 2017

The winner of an art and creative writing contest will receive a prize pack of art supplies and see their masterpiece go on display at an art gallery.

50 Kent charities make their mark

KM Charity Mark 2017 winners.

16 October 2017

In the countdown to KM Charity of the Year 2018 - deadline to apply is October 27! - top causes have received a badge of honour at an awards ceremony.

Top readers meet Mister Maker

Mister Maker meets Winter Stevens-Greenwood and Finlay Chittenden, both six, from Bridge and Patrixbourne Primary School. The pair won tickets to the Mister Maker and the Shapes Live show at Margate's Winter Gardens because their class was most improved for reading in Kent when using Buster's Book Club.

14 October 2017

The county’s top young readers met arts and crafts hero Phil Gallagher from CBeebies’ Mister Maker at the weekend. The CBeebies star rewarded ...

Persuasive pupils could win a prize

The KM Charity Team are running a writing competition for primary school children.

11 October 2017

A writing competition organised by the KM Charity Team is offering primary school children the chance to be top of the shops.

Charities laugh all the way to the bank

Suzanne Giles and team from Barclay's bank Maidstone branch which is supporting the KM Big Charity Quiz.

10 October 2017

Barclays will match all funds raised pound for pound at the KM Big Charity Quiz next month securing a huge cash payout for children’s charities.

Angels with dirty faces

The Reckless Abandonment team donned skeleton outfits to raise funds for Fresh Visions at the KM Assault Course Challenge where 20 teams of six people raised £6,000 for 14 good causes.

09 October 2017

Charity heroes from across the county jumped, climbed, and splashed their way to success at the KM Assault Course Charity Challenge on Sunday.

Cheryl Baker joins call for Kent Cooks entries

Cheryl Baker is backing the annual cookery contest for schools and families Kent Cooks.

06 October 2017

A star of stage and screen has joined the call for entries to Kent Cooks - the annual cookery contest for youngsters - before the November 7 deadline.

Rugby star backs reading scheme

Former Women's England Rugby Team Captain Catherine Spencer is supporting the Buster's Book Club home reading scheme for schools.

05 October 2017

Former Women’s England Rugby Team captain, Catherine Spencer, urges schools and families to take advantage of one of the county's biggest book clubs.

Big money for best meals with Kent Cooks

Last year's Kent Cooks winners with their prize cheque. from left, Isobella McAuley, Olivia Lowe, Casey Warren, Stephanie and Lucy Corlett.

04 October 2017

Children and teenagers have the chance to win a share of £500 prize money for whipping up a tasty treat in the kitchen for the Kent Cooks contest.

Mister Maker praises green travel and reading champs

Phil Gallagher (star of CBeebies' Mister Maker) and KM Charity Team mascot Ted the bear.

03 October 2017

Arts and crafts hero Phil Gallagher from CBeebies’ Mister Maker has posted a video online praising youngsters in the run up to tomorrow's competition.

Hornby’s Christmas gifts for charities and schools

Ami Dennis-Stirrups and Adam Waller of Hornby with prize donations to support the KM Charity Team's work with charities and schools in 2018.

03 October 2017

Christmas has come early for the KM Group’s charity department with a cornucopia of Hornby prizes to support their work with schools and charities.

A royal welcome for KM Charity of the Year

KM Group chairman Geraldine Allinson encourages good causes to apply to be KM Charity of the Year.

02 October 2017

Good causes applying to become their local KM newspaper's Charity of the Year 2018 have the chance to be put forward for an award from the Queen.

Terry Waite supports Buster’s Book Club

Terry Waite with KM Group chairman Geraldine Allinson for the launch of KM's Year of Reading campaign.

27 September 2017

Schools are being urged by Terry Waite CBE to join a scheme that encourages pupils to spend more time reading at home with their families.

Top tips to make reading a pleasure for pupils

Emily Guille-Marrett, pictured with Freya-Mai Spillett aged 4 of Chartham Primary School, hosted story sessions for children at the family event Buster's Big Bash run by the KM Charity Team in May.

26 September 2017

A free event for school staff will offer top tips for injecting excitement into learning to read - plus the chance to win a bundle of books.

Don’t miss a dirty day out for charity

Still time to sign up a team of six for the KM Assault Course Challenge on Sunday, October 8.

22 September 2017

A handful of spaces are left for the KM Assault Course with just two weeks to go! Friends and families can have fun and make a splash for charity.

Competition for schools to win Mister Maker prize

The top prize for the walk to school and reading challenge is the chance to win a family ticket to CBeebies’ Mister Maker and the Shapes plus a meet and greet with Phil Gallagher.

21 September 2017

Pupils striving to be green travel heroes and brilliant bookworms will be in with the chance to meet the star of CBeebies’ Mister Maker.

Angels at your shoulder for Big Charity Quiz

Hayley Morrison and Lindsay Bonner of Office Angels which will be providing runners for the Maidstone heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz on November 17.

20 September 2017

Quizzers will get a little help from the angels at the mammoth KM Big Charity Quiz on Friday, November 17 - and the event is now open for booking!

Calling all kings and queens of the kitchen

Kent Cooks judges call for entries to the county's annual cookery contest for children, families, and schools.

19 September 2017

Judges of the county’s official children’s cookery contest went head to head at the Kent Cooks autumn relaunch to make their own sizzling showstoppers

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