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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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Fizz reward for green travel champs

Fizz reward for green travel champs

Singer and TV presenter Cheryl Baker treated the young winners of a green-travel challenge to a prize story-time session earlier this month.

Three weeks till Young Cooks deadline

Three weeks till Young Cooks deadline

Young people have less than three weeks to submit recipes for Masterchef-style kids kitchen contest Young Cooks.

Last chance to honour volunteer heroes

Last chance to honour volunteer heroes

There are just days left to submit nominations for the Kent Volunteering Awards.

Halloween fun day charts route for kitchen glory

Halloween fun day charts route for kitchen glory

An acclaimed food retailer will be channelling the spirit of Hansel and Gretel and the Brothers Grimm at a Halloween-themed fun day later this month.

More than a token gesture

More than a token gesture

A Canterbury supermarket has donated hundreds of pounds to primary school reading rewards scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Primary pupils urged to aim for Young Cooks glory

Primary pupils urged to aim for Young Cooks glory

Younger children are being urged to aim high when it comes to kids kitchen contest Young Cooks.

Big Quiz pig challenge offers panto VIP prize

Big Quiz pig challenge offers panto VIP prize

One lucky participant at the Maidstone heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz could be going home with a real beauty of a prize.

Fantastic four vie for Bake Off crown

Fantastic four vie for Bake Off crown

Four top young bakers were whisked to the grand final for the chance to become Buster’s Bake Off Champion 2019.

Charities make their mark

Charities make their mark

Forty Kent charities have received the coveted KM Charity Mark award to honour their work in the community.

Abseilers of all ages raise thousands for charity

Abseilers of all ages raise thousands for charity

Brave-hearted fundraisers generated thousands of pounds for good causes at the KM Winter Abseil on Saturday (October 5).

Cookery contest deadline brought forward

Cookery contest deadline brought forward

The deadline for kids cookery competition Young Cooks has been brought forward one day to Wednesday, November 6.

Hornby delivers early Christmas at Big Quiz

Hornby delivers early Christmas at Big Quiz

Lovers of classic toys have a special motivation to sign up for the KM Big Charity Quiz next month.

Children’s charity wins holiday prize

Children’s charity wins holiday prize

A young beneficiary of a children’s charity is set to enjoy a free holiday courtesy of the KM Charity Team and one of its generous supporters.

VIP service awaits cookery contest winner

VIP service awaits cookery contest winner

The winner of a Masterchef-style kids kitchen contest will get to showcase their cookery skills at one of Kent’s most highly regarded eateries.

Charity news

Cookery contest puts creative fun on the menu

Cookery contest puts creative fun on the menu

Creative fun is on the menu with kids kitchen contest Young Cooks.

Give veterans charity a Big Quiz boost

Give veterans charity a Big Quiz boost

People are being urged to raise funds for Royal British Legion Industries by taking part in the KM Big Charity Quiz next month.

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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