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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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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2020

Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2020

The best teachers, support staff and volunteers in the county were celebrated at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2020 on Friday (October 16).

Back in the saddle for £21k charity fundraiser

Back in the saddle for £21k charity fundraiser

More than 350 riders got in a spin for the 10th anniversary KM Big Bike Ride on Sunday and raised £21,000 for charity.

Teen smashes £1k target to help pay for mum's cancer treatment

Teen smashes £1k target to help pay for mum's cancer treatment

Strangers touched by a boy's efforts to raise cash towards his mum's alternative cancer treatment have helped him exceed his target.

A really Big Bike Ride

A really Big Bike Ride

Keen cyclists can saddle up for the KM Big Bike Ride for charity this weekend, if they're up for a challenge.

All systems go for long-awaited charity bike ride

All systems go for long-awaited charity bike ride

Children's wellbeing charity, the KM Charity Team, is hosting its annual KM Big Bike Ride this Sunday.

Literacy Awards to celebrate lockdown learning

Literacy Awards to celebrate lockdown learning

A children’s charity is calling for schools to share the secrets of their successes in keeping kids learning during lockdown.

Saddle up to save your favourite charity

Saddle up to save your favourite charity

Charities in financial crisis have been offered a helping hand as organisers confirm two major fundraising bike rides will take place this autumn.

£30k funding blow for disability charity

£30k funding blow for disability charity

A disability charity faces a £30,000 funding deficit after the cancellation of two of its major fundraisers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lockdown tipping the scales towards child obesity

Lockdown tipping the scales towards child obesity

A Kent children’s charity fears lockdown could fuel the childhood obesity crisis.

Charity says bravo to schools and families

Charity says bravo to schools and families

A children’s charity has praised schools, parents, carers and children for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

Literacy awards extend deadline and reward home schooling

Literacy awards extend deadline and reward home schooling

Children’s charity behind Kent Literacy Awards has extended nomination deadline for schools to showcase successful reading and writing initiatives.

Have-a-go heroes gear up for Big Bike Ride

Have-a-go heroes gear up for Big Bike Ride

Staff and supporters of a Kent disabilities charity have mobilised a team of have-a-go cycling heroes to take part in the KM Big Bike Ride next month.

Green-travel champs walk in explorer’s shoes

Green-travel champs walk in explorer’s shoes

Children from a Kent primary walked in the shoes of the explorer who founded Thanet’s Powell Cotton Museum after winning a green-travel challenge.

Quiz challenge for pub triv pretenders

Quiz challenge for pub triv pretenders

Come and have a go if you think your quiz credentials are hard enough.

Charity news

Boy 4, smashes charity marathon challenge

Boy 4, smashes charity marathon challenge

An energetic four-year-old is smashing a fundraising challenge for a Down's syndrome charity.

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Pair’s epic charity trek in memory of pal, 10 years on

Pair’s epic charity trek in memory of pal, 10 years on

Two friends will walk 46 miles to London’s Royal Marsden Hospital in memory of their pal on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Former soldier gears up for road trip challenge

Former soldier gears up for road trip challenge

A veteran will embark on a road trip around the UK’s coastline to raise money for charity and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Much-vandalised heritage railway targeted again

Much-vandalised heritage railway targeted again

Yobs have sprayed graffiti all over a newly-arrived train ahead of its debut.

Horse riders raise £18k for air ambulance

Horse riders raise £18k for air ambulance

Riders aged 20 months and older helped raise thousands for an emergency service.

Spook-tacular way to say thanks to charity

Spook-tacular way to say thanks to charity

A family has transformed their front garden into a ghoulish graveyard and will open it up for visitors this weekend.

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Much-loved community centre closes for good

Much-loved community centre closes for good

The trustees of a popular community centre have announced with 'great regret' that the centre will not reopen amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Charity swings back into action after fundraising hiatus

Charity swings back into action after fundraising hiatus

A charity came swinging back into action following a fundraising hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beauty queen's pageant for granny who died of Covid

Beauty queen's pageant for granny who died of Covid

When her granny died of Covid, a teenage beauty queen set about raising money for the hospital that treated her by launching a pageant in her honour

Charity of the year raises more than £14,000

Charity of the year raises more than £14,000

A baby-loss bereavement charity has launched an online auction to mark its 10th anniversary.

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