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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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Get in gear for 50k or 100k cycle challenge

Get in gear for 50k or 100k cycle challenge

Saddle up for charity or for fun at the adrenaline-pumping KM Big Bike Ride.

Cyclists saddle up for a brand new Big Bike Ride

Cyclists saddle up for a brand new Big Bike Ride

Showers failed to put a dampener on Sunday’s (16 May) inaugural West Kent KM Big Bike Ride.

Fantastic Scholastic’s bumper donation for Buster’s Book Club

Fantastic Scholastic’s bumper donation for Buster’s Book Club

A Kent children’s charity is celebrating a bumper donation from publisher Scholastic Ltd worth more than £1,000.

Buster's Book Club Christmas Special

Buster's Book Club Christmas Special

Best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth has brought an early dose of Christmas cheer to a Medway school.

Search and rescue team wins school science contest

Search and rescue team wins school science contest

The Bright Spark Awards 2020 has revealed the most enterprising young scientists in Kent schools.

Kent Literacy Awards 2020

Kent Literacy Awards 2020

Star author, actor and comedian joins celebration of schools’ successes in helping pupils to read and write.

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.

Charity news

Boycie's 'remarkable support' for Kent charity remembered

Boycie's 'remarkable support' for Kent charity remembered

A Kent charity has paid tribute to Only Fools and Horses star John Challis for his remarkable support after the much-loved actor's death.

Water way to help beat cancer after husband’s fight

Water way to help beat cancer after husband’s fight

A woman is hosting sponsored water aerobics events to raise money for two cancer charities close to her heart.

One horse harmed each day over summer, says the RSPCA

One horse harmed each day over summer, says the RSPCA

One horse or pony is harmed deliberately on average each day during the summer months, according to the latest cruelty figures released by the RSPCA.

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Devastating fall in girls' happiness warns Girlguiding UK

Devastating fall in girls' happiness warns Girlguiding UK

The happiness of girls continues to decline dramatically, says the well-respected charity, which is now insisting the government take action.

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No short cuts for stylist in epic 874-mile walk

No short cuts for stylist in epic 874-mile walk

A hairdresser who swapped her scissors for walking boots has completed her epic trek from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.

Efforts to give volunteer the send-off he deserves

Efforts to give volunteer the send-off he deserves

Tributes have been paid to a well-known volunteer with a “heart of gold” as friends try to raise money for his funeral.

Let’s choo choo-se to save this unique railway

Let’s choo choo-se to save this unique railway

A campaign has started to save a light railway, started in 1975, which has lost up to £400,000 after being forced to close during the lockdowns.

Little hero with cerebral palsy in 56-mile challenge

Little hero with cerebral palsy in 56-mile challenge

A three-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has completed the equivalent of two marathons to raise money for charity.

Badly injured kitten rescued from garden

Badly injured kitten rescued from garden

A kitten found crying for life after crawling into a garden with horrific wounds has shown himself to be a little fighter.

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Supermarket launches back to school packs to help families

Supermarket launches back to school packs to help families

Morrisons has designed back to school 'pick up packs' for families struggling to meet the costs of getting children ready for the new term.

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