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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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Last chance to go over the top for charity

Time is running out to put your name down for Kent’s only charity abseil this year – a chance to do something amazing and help a good cause.

Spotlight on schools' top literacy schemes

Schools using exciting ways to encourage children to read, write and love the English language could be in line for a Kent Literacy Award.

Banking on a windfall at the Big Quiz

Bountiful bankers will equal the generosity of competitors at the KM Big Charity Quiz next month - matching all funds raised pound for pound.

Join in the family-friendly KM Charity Walk

Families, friends, hikers, health fanatics, companies and canines are all invited to book now for the 23rd annual KM Charity Walk.

Going for a song

Primary and nursery school choirs can enter the KM Walk to School Song Contest for the chance to win an exciting trip to a recording studio.

Charity awards recognise business support

A leading children’s charity staged an awards ceremony to thank the organisations playing a critical role in its work with good causes and schools.

Big Quiz raises cash for host of Kent causes

The record breaking KM Big Charity Quiz raised £7,000 for good causes on Friday night.

Harness the benefits of social media

Charities and businesses can find out how to use social media to best advantage at a training course provided by the KM Charity Team.

Golden opportunity for charity

Housing association Golding Homes is taking part in the KM Assault Course Challenge in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Buster’s Big Bash 2018

Families can book now for a free mini-festival of fun on Saturday, May 12 including space hopper racing, go-karting and much more.

Cycle experts support KM Big Bike Ride

Locks of Sandwich Cycles are the team behind the route and signage for the KM Big Bike Ride - and they will provide bike maintenance on the day.

Best bedtime books for little ones

The #BeABookLover campaign is offering prizes in return for Twitter or Facebook posts sharing favourite bedtime stories for children.

Charity news

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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