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Working with KM Group, the Kent and Medway Charity Team organises a range of activities to help the charitable sector with its fundraising and supports initiatives to promote health and wellbeing, particularly amongst primary school children.

Below you can find out about what is going on around the county to help others.

KM Charity team

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

Don’t miss a dirty day out for charity

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.

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.

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.

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

Homeless youngsters win reading contest

Project manager Prem Konieczny (far left) and reading group leader Zena Cooper (holding pizza) plus youngsters from Old Johnson House, Sittingbourne.

Vulnerable young people striving to build their literacy skills received a special delivery after clinching first place in a reading competition.

BBC MasterChef star supports Kent Cooks

BBC MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace joins the call for entries to the Kent Cooks contest.

A children’s cookery competition calling for entries has received the seal of approval from the presenter of BBC One’s Celebrity MasterChef.

A bonus Perfect Packed Lunch

Remy Atkinson aged 10 of Hythe Bay C of E Primary School was crowned Perfect Packed Lunch Awards Champion in June. The awards have moved to the autumn term and are now open for entry.

Child artists have a second chance to make an impression this year at the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards as the annual contest moves to the autumn term.

Beat the champs at the KM Charity Golf Challenge

The MHA MacIntyre Hudson team won the KM Charity Golf Challenge in May.

Golfers with driving ambition can take on the reigning champions at a prize packed charity challenge taking place on November 23.

The Great IT Clear-Out

Richard Langshaw of LoopCR launches the Great IT Clear-Out which is supporting child literacy scheme Buster's Book Club.

Child literacy will get a boost from the IT crowd if schools and businesses join in a campaign to recycle their old and unwanted computer equipment.

Free KM Charity Team Forum for schools

School governors and staff can attend a free event next month packed with best practice in green travel, road safety, literacy, and more.

Charity news

Food bank stock ready to be handed out

Food banks in crisis as benefit cuts bite

Emergency food suppliers are facing huge strains - with a change in the law leaving some families in Kent up to £1,500 a year worse off.

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Rare first edition clocks up £2,000 for charity

The book found in the charity's recycling bin

A book found in a charity shop recycling bin has fetched £2,000 at auction.

First year success for charity art store

Darren Johnston and Sabby Kaur in the shop

A charity shop with a difference is celebrating a successful first year in Gravesend High Street.

KAB's talking news service

Two of the volunteers recording at KAB's Maidstone office

If you or someone you know has a sight impairment this service could be really useful for them.

KAB clubs around the county

There are plenty of clubs on offer around Kent for those with a sight impairment. We dropped in on one of them.

We are the champions!

Janet Rice from Derbyshire, Lyn Chapman, her sister, and a member of the Tuesdays and Juliette Calnan, Lyn's neighbour take part in the Big Sing Picture courtesy: Stuart Kirk

Choir's sing-song of Queen's greatest hits raises a whopping £5,000 for the Pilgrims Hospices.

Seeing a way to helping those in need

KAB team including Fran Smith, centre

A key team is on hand to help those dealing from sight issues - from the moment they are diagnosed.

KM Charity of the Year announced

Kent Association for the Blind has been named as KentOnline and KMTV's charity of the year.

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Ashford's Big Quiz night was a record-breaker

The winning Stargating across the Quizziverse team receive the KM Big Charity Quiz trophy from sponsors David Fifield of Hallett and Co and Jamie Wynn of Specsavers

A whopping 40 teams took part in the event at the Stour Centre that raised a massive £7,000 for charity.

Good enough to eat!

Cakes being served at The Mall

Maidstone is celebrating Macmillan's annual coffee morning with a host of sweet treats

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