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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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One month left for charity boat-race bookings

One month left for charity boat-race bookings

Charities have less than a month left in which to register teams for the KM Dragon Boat Race.

Golden fundraising opportunities for KM charity partners

Golden fundraising opportunities for KM charity partners

Good causes could hit the fundraising jackpot if they nominate themselves to be KM charities of the year for 2020.

Specials inspire crime tsar’s volunteering awards role

Specials inspire crime tsar’s volunteering awards role

The office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner (KPCC) has expressed delight at being a Kent Volunteering Awards judge.

Abseil aims to smash £12,000 benchmark

Abseil aims to smash £12,000 benchmark

The KM Charity Team aims to raise the bar with a high-altitude fundraising challenge later this year.

KM Charity Team's back-to-school excitement

KM Charity Team's back-to-school excitement

While most children may feel as if the summer holidays have only just begun, there are now just a few short weeks until the new school year begins.

Cool characters needed for hot-coals challenge

Cool characters needed for hot-coals challenge

Fans of adrenaline experiences can sign up for a mercury-raising charity challenge taking place next month.

Alex keeps dockyard shipshape

Alex keeps dockyard shipshape

A primary school pupil with a passion for numbers and a talent for writing enjoyed a day in charge of one of Kent’s leading visitor attractions.

Charity boss swaps education for construction

Charity boss swaps education for construction

KM Charity Team CEO Simon Dolby says he is leaving the charity he founded in 2000 to take on a post at a Kent construction company in the county.

£100 for family cookery champs

£100 for family cookery champs

School's out and now's the perfect chance for parents to spend time with their children road-testing recipes for kids’ kitchen contest Young Cooks.

Sweet success for reading group

Sweet success for reading group

The members of an adult literacy group were treated to a special afternoon tea as a reward for their passion for shared reading.

Recruitment firm’s literacy mission

Recruitment firm’s literacy mission

A Kent teacher-supply agency is stepping up to the challenge of promoting literacy skills in the county’s schools.

KM Charity Team seeks CEO applications

KM Charity Team seeks CEO applications

The KM Charity Team is urging individuals with educational and voluntary sector experience to submit applications to be its next chief executive.

Superheroes Art Contest winner announced

Superheroes Art Contest winner announced

The winner of the KM Charity Team’s Superheroes Art Contest has been announced.

Fun food day offers kitchen contest entrée

Fun food day offers kitchen contest entrée

Grocer Macknade is joining forces with Inspire Schools to provide a day of free foodie fun to help find the region’s best young kitchen talent.

Charity news

Bear Grylls wants you!

Bear Grylls wants you!

A TV adventurer is encouraging people to sign up to a military challenge to raise money for a veterans' charity.

Young carers given chance to be children again

Young carers given chance to be children again

Two charities have joined forces to offer the county's young carers a day away from their responsibilities.

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Charity picked for Project Kent

Charity picked for Project Kent

Volunteers will be getting green-fingered as a charity gets a huge makeover.

Who has been crowned the Kent Charity of the Year?

Who has been crowned the Kent Charity of the Year?

The Kent Charity Awards took place last night, recognising the best teams working for the community.

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.

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