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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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Could you think up a prize winning question for the KM Big Charity Quiz?

Calling all trivia champions

KentOnline readers could win a prize for thinking up a tricky trivia question for the Readers' Round of the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Fun for all the family at KM Charity Walk

Youngsters can become Nature Detectives or join in a Scavenger Hunt to earn Kent Wildlife Trust badges at the KM Charity Walk 2017.

Don't miss the KM Charity Walk this Sunday. There's a Scavenger Hunt for kids, goody bags, souvenir medals, free massages, and a Summer Fayre!

Kent Cooks’ sizzling summer launch

The judging panel are put through their paces at the summer launch of Kent Cooks 2017 at Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Deal.

Judges of the county’s official cookery contest for families and schools got hot under the collar for the Kent Cooks summer launch.

Top marks for schools trumpeting green travel

Green Travel Mark Award winners 2017 with supporters at Leeds Castle, Maidstone.

Twenty five schools have been recognised for their commitment to the wellbeing of pupils and the environment at the Green Travel Mark Awards 2017.

Could your team triumph at the Big Quiz?

Victoria Adley of East Kent Hospitals Charity Dementia Appeal and Sophie Richardson of Hallett & Co join event partners to unveil the giant trophy teams will be competing for at the KM Big Charity Quiz.

There’s still time to book a table for the KM Big Charity Quiz staged next month to raise bumper funds for the East Kent Hospitals dementia appeal.

Children rewarded for creating meal masterpieces

Perfect Packed Lunch Awards Champion Remy Atkinson aged 10 of Hythe Bay C of E Primary School, Shepway.

A dozen young artists from primary schools across the county have collected accolades for their artwork at the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards.

Hundreds chase the rainbow for charity

KM Colour Run 2017.

Five hundred participants were tickled pink on Sunday at the KM Colour Run which raised £23,000 for more than 60 charities.

Easy as one, two, three

Katerina Easterbrook, Samuel Goldsmith and Thomas Chinnery of the MBP2 Project at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys.

An unprecedented three entries from the same school (Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys) have made it to the finals of the KM Bright Spark Awards.

Don’t miss the KM Colour Run this weekend

Catherine Spencer, former England Women's Rugby Team Captain, is supporting the KM Colour Run staged on Sunday, June 11 at Betteshanger Country Park near Deal.

England Women’s Rugby star Catherine Spencer has given the KM Colour Run the green light encouraging families to join in the fun on Sunday.

Step out for a fabulous food festival

Families and friends are invited to the KM Charity Walk 2017 followed by garden party and food festival at the finish line.

Enjoy a tasty food festival and garden party at the finish line of the family friendly KM Charity Walk being staged on Sunday, June 25.

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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