New name for KM Group charity team
The Charity Commission
has given approval for the KM Group's Kent and Medway Walking
Bus Group to be renamed the Kent and Medway Charity Team.
Abbreviated to KM Charity Team for everyday
When established nine years ago, the focus of the then named Kent and
Medway Walking Bus Group was children’s health and wellbeing. Now
the organisation has a widened remit to support KM Group with all
its charitable work.
“Over the last three years the charity has
evolved into an organisation far more appropriate to support
Group’s wider charitable work and the name change is another
important step in our development” says team leader Simon Dolby, KM
Group’s Community and Charity Projects Manager.
The Kent and Medway Charity
Team, employing eight
part-time staff and
based at the KM Group’s office at Whitstable, are the
organisers of three Walk to School schemes for 200 primary schools
in Kent and Medway.
This service removes 140,000 school-run car
journeys off the county’s streets each year, promotes health and
wellbeing and teaches children road safety skills. This scheme has
won the team an award from The Queen and four national environment
awards in the last four years.
also arranges fundraising quizzes, abseiling, zip wire and water walking
challenges. Their next big event will be the
Dragon Boat Race.
KM Group provided support to the community to
the value of
£2.6m during 2008.
(June 29, 2009)