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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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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.

Charities share Big Quiz jackpot

Charities share Big Quiz jackpot

Good causes are set to share £3,000 raised through the Medway heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz on Friday.

Final chance for Big Quiz bookings

Final chance for Big Quiz bookings

There is still time – but only just – to book tables for the Medway heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Kitchen prodigy delivers dazzling VIP dinner

Kitchen prodigy delivers dazzling VIP dinner

A kitchen prodigy took up residence at an award-winning gastro-pub last week before treating a group of VIP guests to her food.

Where the wild things were

Where the wild things were

There was no doubt where the wild things were during a prize assembly at a Gravesend primary school.

Still time for Big Quiz bookings

Still time for Big Quiz bookings

Time is fast running out to book tables for the Medway heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Schools could win the reading bug this World Book Day

Schools could win the reading bug this World Book Day

A Buster’s Book Club competition will see one lucky Kent or Medway school win a visit from the jolly green giant mascot Buster Bug.

Charity news

Golf days mark charity's return to fundraising

Golf days mark charity's return to fundraising

With its flagship summer events cancelled as a result of the pandemic, a charity is delighted to be returning to fundraising with two golf days.

Firm seeks projects for DIY SOS-style makeover

Firm seeks projects for DIY SOS-style makeover

A big-hearted business is looking to transform a home, charity base or community venue in a DIY SOS-style makeover.

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'We love him and want him to stay with us'

'We love him and want him to stay with us'

A desperate mum is appealing for help to adapt her family home to cope with her son's needs.

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Homeless charity hit by data breach

Homeless charity hit by data breach

Supporters of a Kent charity for the vulnerable have had personal data illegally accessed.

£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.

Darts league to the rescue following trailer theft

Darts league to the rescue following trailer theft

A mum and child who were left stranded at a Kent beach after their bike trailer was stolen received support from an unexpected source.

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Club donates excess funds to hospital charity

Club donates excess funds to hospital charity

Sittingbourne Football Club have handed over a cheque to their local hospital after exceeding their crowdfunding target.

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Friends take on 100-mile challenge

Friends take on 100-mile challenge

Ride London events may have been cancelled but that didn’t stop an athlete from the South Kent Harriers and her friend.

Rugby team take on 20,000 pitches charity challenge

Rugby team take on 20,000 pitches charity challenge

A senior rugby team has discovered a way to beat the lockdown match ban while preparing for its upcoming season.

Charity grateful for players' close shave

Charity grateful for players' close shave

Cricketers from across Kent have ‘braved the shave’ to raise over £6,000 for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund.

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