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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

Pupils Sydney, three, and Elsie, four, sponsors Leanne Adams and Sarah Savage of Medway Council and Emily Geeson of Countrystyle Recycling, and staff members Betty Abraham and Jacqueline Hopper at the launch of Parkwood Christian Fellowship Preschool's walking bus.

Walking bus launch is the icing on the cake

A road safety themed cake was on the menu at Parkwood Christian Fellowship Preschool for the launch of their walking bus.

Free dodos for young eco champs

Whitstable author Anthony Cooper, holding his book The Curious Tale of the Dodo, is working with the KM Charity Team to promote green travel to school and home reading.

Kent author Anthony Cooper to reward pupils top for green travel with storytelling visit and free copies of his book The Curious Tale of the Dodo.

Who will win the KM Big Quiz on Friday?

Mike Startup and the Wilkins Kennedy team are supporting the KM Big Charity Quiz in Maidstone.

Battle of the brainiacs begins tomorrow (Friday, November 17) from 7pm at the KM Big Charity Quiz – will you be at the trivia challenge of the year?

Reach out with social media training

The KM Charity Team is providing a half day social media training course for charities, businesses, and schools.

A half day social media course for charities, businesses and schools will help them to connect with their audience and increase awareness and loyalty.

Cast a vote – or 10 – now for Kent schools

There’s just a week left to cast up to 10 votes per person in the Aviva Community Fund Poll and help dozens of schools to become Green Champions.

Sold-out KM Abseil Charity Challenge raises £9,000

Jessica Dent from Chatham supported Guide Dogs Medway at the KM Abseil Charity Challenge at Thomas Place, Maidstone. The event attracted 90 participants raised more than £9,000 for 22 good causes.

Ninety charity champions braved icy winds and a 100-foot drop at the KM Charity Abseil on Sunday to raise more than £9,000 for 22 good causes.

Bestselling author visits best bookworms

Rachel Phillips and daughter Erin, 8 with Nick Butterworth. The author and illustrator visited Lunsford Primary School, Maidstone after Elephant Class won Kent reading challenge organised through Buster's Book Club.

A delighted mum got to meet her childhood hero when he visited a Kent school to celebrate pupils’ reading success with the Buster's Book Club scheme.

Take a swing at a charity golf day

Dominic Comins of the KM Charity Team and Mary Daly, community champion at Tesco, have organised a charity golf day for November 23 and there are still places left.

Golfers with cast-iron talent – or even those who aren’t quite up to par – will be looking to win £10,000 at a charity fundraiser this month.

Kids can put pen to paper for premium prize package!

Children who compose the most persuasive letters by December 11 will have the chance to win top prize in a writing contest run by Buster's Book Club.

Is your school gold standard for being green?

What eco-friendly activities are taking place in your school? Nominate the projects for the Green School Awards and inspire others to go green!

Charity news

Chairman and presenter Phil Royce at the mixing desk

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

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

Food banks in crisis as benefit cuts bite

Food bank stock ready to be handed out

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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