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Welcome to our Charities page - bringing communities together.

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.

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Firewalk daredevils raise £8,500

Fundraisers with nerves of steel and feet of asbestos braved burning coals on Sunday (May 20) for Buster’s Charity Firewalk.

Green campaign launched in county town

A trail-blazing eco school has signed up to be the first in the county to lead a new air pollution monitoring initiative.

County’s top educators awarded

More than 50 education professionals, support staff, and volunteers were honoured at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards on Friday (May 18).

Benevolent Barclays supports Big Quiz

Charities will be laughing all the way to the bank thanks to the KM Big Charity Quiz being staged next month.

Charity of the Year open for nominations

Editors from the KM Group - including newspapers, KentOnline, kmfm and KMTV - are looking for good causes to champion as Charity of the Year 2019.

Buster battles the Empire

The force was strong in families across Kent as they set a new record for the biggest walking bus on Saturday (May 12) at Buster’s Big Bash.

Golf challenge raises £4,800 for literacy

The annual KM Charity Golf Challenge attracted scores of players keen to support literacy projects in the county.

Guardian angels at the Big Quiz

Temps from Office Angels will be taking on a very important role this summer: keeping the KM Big Charity Quiz running smoothly.

Have an ice cream Sunday at KM Charity Walk

Hungry walkers will be helping the homeless - and a hospice - when they tuck into a tasty treat at the end of the KM Charity Walk on Sunday, June 24.

A breath of fresh air

Schools are invited to take part in an exciting science project designed to raise awareness of the impact of traffic on air quality.

Last chance to secure free green scheme

Schools are still in the running to join a successful green travel project for free – all they need to do is register their interest.

Scavenger hunt at KM Charity Walk

You’re never too young to learn to love a walk in the countryside – and there’s plenty of healthy fun in store for little legs at the KM Charity Walk.

Hot foot it to Buster’s Charity Firewalk

Do you think you could walk over fire? Scott Bell believes you can – and if you take part in Buster’s Charity Firewalk next week, he’ll prove it.


Kids go wild for walk to school

An opportunity to get up close and personal with birds of prey is on offer to schools taking part in a double challenge tomorrow (Wednesday, May 9).

Charity news

Girl hoping for life-changing surgery enters The Den

A young football fan whose wish is to be able to walk was invited to be a mascot for Millwall FC.


Charity finalists revealed following bumper year

A list of nominees up for the annual Kent Charity Awards have been announced.

Bumper nominations for annual awards

A host of nominees for the Kent Charity Awards have been announced.

You Can Help

The Kent Messenger is teaming up with Homeless Care to collect food and other useful items to support vulnerable people.


This shop can't wait for Black Friday to arrive

Shoppers in Ashford could be excused for feeling confused as a charity store offers them the chance to cash in on Black Friday bargains a day early.

Hospital radio in need of £16k studio overhaul

Some things may get better with age – like wine, scotch and George Clooney – but the same cannot be said for broadcasting equipment.

£25,000 grant for children’s charity

A children’s charity has received a huge donation after winning an unprecedented public vote.

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.

Rare first edition clocks up £2,000 for charity

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

First year success for charity art store

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

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