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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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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.

Cash prize for Big Quiz champs

Cash prize for Big Quiz champs

For the first time this year, there will be a special cash prize for the winning team at the Medway heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Last chance to pay teachers awards tribute

Last chance to pay teachers awards tribute

There are just a handful of days left in which to submit nominations for the 2020 Kent Teacher of the Awards.

Size no barrier to book-club success

Size no barrier to book-club success

A small rural school is proving size isn’t everything when it comes to competing for the big prizes with literacy scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Teacher awards a labour of love for judges

Teacher awards a labour of love for judges

Three Ashford businesses have expressed their excitement at being involved in the judging process for the 2020 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards.

Green School Awards 2020

Green School Awards 2020

Eco-friendly schools in Kent and Medway were celebrating big wins at the Green School Awards on Thursday (February 13).

Charity news

Kent Charity Awards postponed

Kent Charity Awards postponed

Awards which honour those in the charity sector have been pushed back.

Hospice at risk of closure

Hospice at risk of closure

A hospice faces an uncertain future, after its funding stream dried up because of coronavirus- the boss said in a dire warning.

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How an old age support charity is helping

How an old age support charity is helping

At a time when the elderly are most vulnerable, a charity is really stepping up to the plate.

RSPCA joins lockdown

RSPCA joins lockdown

In a turn-around to its previous announcement, the RSPCA has said that it is temporarily suspending its animal re-homing service.

Air ambulance lands top CQC rating

Air ambulance lands top CQC rating

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has become the first emergency helicopter service to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Don't worry, we've got this

Don't worry, we've got this

The RSPCA is continuing its care of abandoned and injured animals despite the crisis.

The Voice singers help raise over £5,000 for charity

The Voice singers help raise over £5,000 for charity

A fundraiser has raised thousands of pounds for a baby loss charity with the help from two singers from ITV's hit show The Voice.

Hundreds remember Joe

Hundreds remember Joe

A memorial match in honour of teenager Joe Markiewicz is planned to become an annual event.

Team-mates and school chums remember Joe

Team-mates and school chums remember Joe

A football match will be held as a tribute to a 16-year-old who died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage.

Hospital sensory garden taking shape

Hospital sensory garden taking shape

The first phase of a garden project has been completed after tens of thousands of pounds were donated.

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