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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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Lockdown tipping the scales towards child obesity

Lockdown tipping the scales towards child obesity

A Kent children’s charity fears lockdown could fuel the childhood obesity crisis.

Charity says bravo to schools and families

Charity says bravo to schools and families

A children’s charity has praised schools, parents, carers and children for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

Literacy awards extend deadline and reward home schooling

Literacy awards extend deadline and reward home schooling

Children’s charity behind Kent Literacy Awards has extended nomination deadline for schools to showcase successful reading and writing initiatives.

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.

Charity news

Friends take on 100-mile challenge

Friends take on 100-mile challenge

Ride London events may have been cancelled but that didn’t stop an athlete from the South Kent Harriers and her friend.

Rugby team take on 20,000 pitches charity challenge

Rugby team take on 20,000 pitches charity challenge

A senior rugby team has discovered a way to beat the lockdown match ban while preparing for its upcoming season.

Charity grateful for players' close shave

Charity grateful for players' close shave

Cricketers from across Kent have ‘braved the shave’ to raise over £6,000 for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund.

Blind woman's walking challenge

Blind woman's walking challenge

Jo Langston has completed day 60 of her two-mile challenge in support of the NHS.

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Charity runner hopes her efforts help others

Charity runner hopes her efforts help others

An athlete from the Canterbury Harriers has just completed seven half marathons in seven days for a charity close to her heart.

Blood, sweat and agony - but it's all for a special cause

Blood, sweat and agony - but it's all for a special cause

Running man completes the last leg of his 496-day challenge.

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Running man facing a gruelling finale

Running man facing a gruelling finale

Joshua Weller is gearing up for a 49.6km run and the completion of an epic challenge.

Martha needs votes for £1k prize for PPE

Martha needs votes for £1k prize for PPE

A charity will buy protective equipment to keep its care home free from Covid-19 if it wins a £1,000 competition prize, but it needs your votes

Photographer pays tribute to Captain Tom Moore

Photographer pays tribute to Captain Tom Moore

An edited photograph is celebrating the millions raised by a 99-year-old veteran in support of the NHS staff battling Covid-19.

Setback for breast cancer charity as fundraiser cancelled

Setback for breast cancer charity as fundraiser cancelled

A fundraiser which usually raises more than £30,000 for Breast Cancer Now has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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