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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.

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Young Cooks competition offers Eurostar prize

Young Cooks competition offers Eurostar prize

There could be few more appetising incentives for young foodies than a weekend break in Paris or Brussels.

Castle hosts charity challenge champs

Castle hosts charity challenge champs

Home reading and green travel challenge winners gathered at Leeds Castle for an event celebrating their achievements.

Art competition promises holiday fun

Art competition promises holiday fun

What did England manager Gareth Southgate slip into his players’ lunchboxes to make them perform so well in the World Cup?

Schools break reading record

Schools break reading record

Pupils taking part in reading reward scheme Buster’s Book Club have smashed last year’s total figure for time spent reading by one million minutes.

Get your message across

Get your message across

Businesses and charities can learn how to create the perfect press release at a training day organised by the KM Charity Team in the autumn.

Jolly green giant figure revealed

Jolly green giant figure revealed

Hundreds of thousands of green journeys were undertaken this year thanks to the eco-friendly efforts of schools and families across Kent and Medway.

Learn fundraising skills from the experts

Learn fundraising skills from the experts

Charities, PTA groups, and good causes in Kent and Medway can learn about grant fundraising at a KM Charity Team training day in September.

Green Champions help keep show off the road

Green Champions help keep show off the road

Eco-minded pupils have used their design skills to help Highways England inform the public about changes to a green travel route.

Storytime with no pictures but plenty of laughs

Storytime with no pictures but plenty of laughs

Eurovision winner Cheryl Baker had eco-minded children in stitches and shouting for more at a prize storytime session.

Dragons all shook up at science contest

Dragons all shook up at science contest

A dozen teams of young scientists entered the dragons’ den but it was a project to predict earthquakes that won Bright Spark Awards 2018.

Contest for kids combines fine art and food

Contest for kids combines fine art and food

Entry is now open for a children’s art competition designed to promote creativity, literacy, and healthy eating.

Green travel champs enjoy life in fast lane

Green travel champs enjoy life in fast lane

Gleeful children swapped walking for racing cars and locomotives as a reward for their green travel success.

Buster’s Book Club champs awarded

Buster’s Book Club champs awarded

Three schools have received awards for their impressive achievements with the reading reward scheme for children Buster’s Book Club.

KM Dragon Boat Race

KM Dragon Boat Race

A nail biting finale at the KM Dragon Boat Race on Sunday (July 1), which raised £65,000 for charity, saw the champions win by less than a second.

Charity news

Happy 20th birthday Demelza

Happy 20th birthday Demelza

A well-loved charity is celebrating two decades of supporting seriously ill children.

Girl hoping for life-changing surgery enters The Den

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.

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Charity finalists revealed following bumper year

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

Bumper nominations for annual awards

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

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