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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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Green is good but multi-coloured’s better

Green is good but multi-coloured’s better

It’s a case of green is good but multi-coloured is better at a fun family challenge event taking place next month.

All aboard the fantastic four

All aboard the fantastic four

Walderslade Primary celebrated Walk to School Week by throwing a relaunch party for the school’s popular walking buses.

Book now to confirm Colour Run fun

Book now to confirm Colour Run fun

There’s still time to book your place on one of the county’s most popular fundraising challenges of the year.

Big Quiz offers Eurostar prize

Big Quiz offers Eurostar prize

One lucky contestant taking part in June’s KM Big Charity Quiz will have the chance to win a pair of free tickets for the Eurostar.

Charity walk opens window on county’s rich heritage

Charity walk opens window on county’s rich heritage

A popular charity walk offers participants the chance to enjoy some of Kent’s most spectacular natural and historical heritage in June.

Buster’s Big Bash is out of this world

Buster’s Big Bash is out of this world

Families from across the county plus special guests kicked off national Walk to School Week by setting a new record on Saturday (May 18).

Science competition deadline extended

Science competition deadline extended

The deadline for science competition the Bright Spark Awards has been extended until June 14.

Diggerland prize for book club stars

Diggerland prize for book club stars

Medway pupils were rewarded with free-entry vouchers for a top Kent visitor attraction after excelling in reading reward scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Prize tea for adult readers

Prize tea for adult readers

An adult literacy group was treated to a celebratory tea after winning a reading challenge.

Young readers set for maritime adventure

Young readers set for maritime adventure

Sheerness pupils are off to Chatham’s Historic Dockyard after achieving dazzling results with reading reward scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Family fun at Kent’s messiest fundraiser

Family fun at Kent’s messiest fundraiser

Families can have fun while generating money for their favourite charities at Kent’s messiest fundraising challenge next month.

Pupils develop high-tech fire-warning system

Pupils develop high-tech fire-warning system

Time is running out to submit entries for school-science competition the Bright Spark Awards.

Green-energy prototype up for science prize

Green-energy prototype up for science prize

With just two weeks left to go until the deadline, schools need to act fast to submit entries for school-science competition the Bright Spark Awards.

Science competition offers careers fast-track

Science competition offers careers fast-track

School-science competition the Bright Spark Awards could fast-track entrants to careers with one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers.

Charity news

Top marks for Kent teachers

Top marks for Kent teachers

The KM Charity team announced the winners of the annual Kent Teacher of the Year Awards.

Book now for charity egg trail

Book now for charity egg trail

Families are invited to sign up for a special egg trail this Easter.

Want to volunteer for a charity but not sure how? Help is at hand...

Want to volunteer for a charity but not sure how? Help is at hand...

Our new free website matches Kent charities in need of help with willing volunteers

'Spiderman', 82, to abseil for charity

'Spiderman', 82, to abseil for charity

An 82-year-old veteran will swap his usual Sunday routine of a roast and a match on the box for a charity abseil.

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Author urges teacher awards nominations

Author urges teacher awards nominations

Author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE hopes an awards scheme will generate recognition for school support staff and volunteers.

Kent charity looking to SNAAP up more staff

Kent charity looking to SNAAP up more staff

Sponsored editorial: Recruiting underway for play support workers who can work with children and young adults with special needs.

'Depression and debt ripped apart our family home'

'Depression and debt ripped apart our family home'

A mother left homeless at Christmas time tells how her stable life collapsed after a family death.

Sign up for Guy Fawkes field of fire

Sign up for Guy Fawkes field of fire

Time is fast running out to register for dare-devil Guy Fawkes event Buster’s Charity Firewalk.

Kent Charity Awards entries open

Kent Charity Awards entries open

Good causes could gain some well-deserved recognition at the Kent Charity Awards 2019 - entries are now open.

How has your money helped?

How has your money helped?

Here's a round-up of each of the fundraising drives we've backed in recent years and how your donations have helped many of them achieve their dreams.

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