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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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One charity to net quiz draw dividend

One charity to net quiz draw dividend

One lucky charity will bank hundreds of pounds in a cash prize draw at the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Enter firewalk to help save Kent’s wildlife

Enter firewalk to help save Kent’s wildlife

An animal welfare charity is urging wildlife enthusiasts to take part in Buster’s Charity Firewalk on its behalf.

Seeking green school superheroes

Seeking green school superheroes

The Green School Awards 2019 will celebrate the work of eco-savvy staff and pupils and hold them up as shining examples for other schools to follow.

Arty party for bookworms at Hempstead Valley

Arty party for bookworms at Hempstead Valley

This half term children can meet Phil Gallagher (CBeebies' Mister Maker) at the Hempstead Valley shopping centre's 40th anniversary celebrations.

MP backs ‘fantastic’ community awards

MP backs ‘fantastic’ community awards

MP Craig Mackinlay is urging charities and volunteers to submit entries for the “fantastic” Thanet Community Awards.

Writing comp winner to take over hotel

Writing comp winner to take over hotel

One lucky pupil will get to be the boss of a top hotel thanks to an exciting writing competition.

Charity of year reaps publicity dividend

Charity of year reaps publicity dividend

A charity has described how working with the KM Group over the past year has helped to transform its public profile.

Hospice welcomes Charity of the Year competition

Hospice welcomes Charity of the Year competition

A hospice is urging good causes to submit KM charity of the year applications in spite of its wish to carry on in the role.

Cash prizes for volunteer award winners

Cash prizes for volunteer award winners

Three lucky individuals will each be walking away from the Thanet Community Awards with a cheque for £500 in their pockets.

Charity of the Year status the “best thing”

Charity of the Year status the “best thing”

A KM Group charity of the year has described the experience as “the best thing to happen to a charity”

Weeks left till Young Cooks deadline

Weeks left till Young Cooks deadline

The judges gathered at an award-winning gastro-pub for the autumn launch of kids cookery contest Young Cooks last week.

Barclays raises Big Quiz bar yet again

Barclays raises Big Quiz bar yet again

Register a team for the KM Big Charity Quiz and Barclays will double every penny you spend on the charity bar and raffle.

Mall seeks charity awards applications

Mall seeks charity awards applications

Apply for the Thanet Community Awards now and your charity could win a year’s exposure with one of Kent's leading retail destinations.

Birthday boy swaps candles for firewalk

Birthday boy swaps candles for firewalk

A young fundraiser is swapping cake-top candles for a charity firewalk on his birthday this November.

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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.

‘Surprise donation will change our son’s life’

‘Surprise donation will change our son’s life’

The family of a profoundly disabled boy say their dreams have come true after a charity donated £15,000 needed for a wheelchair to transform his life.

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Happy 20th birthday Demelza

Happy 20th birthday Demelza

A well-loved charity is celebrating two decades of supporting seriously ill children.

Girl hoping for life-changing surgery enters The Den

Girl hoping for life-changing surgery enters The Den

A young football fan whose wish is to be able to walk was invited to be a mascot for Millwall FC.

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