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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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Primary challenge winners enjoy castle celebrations

Primary challenge winners enjoy castle celebrations

Young winners of green-travel and literacy challenges enjoyed a celebratory event at Leeds Castle yesterday.

A taste of cooks to come

A taste of cooks to come

Some of Kent’s best young trainee cooks provided a taste of feasts to come during the final of a Masterchef-style competition last week.

Star writer dazzles book club readers

Star writer dazzles book club readers

A critically acclaimed Kent children’s author shared her creative writing secrets with pupils during a prize story-time visit on Tuesday.

Literacy trailblazers honoured

Literacy trailblazers honoured

Six Kent education providers have received awards for their trailblazing approach to a popular literacy scheme.

Awards honour book club schools

Awards honour book club schools

Schools from across Kent received awards in recognition of their participation in a long-running literacy scheme.

Awards to honour school eco-activists of all ages

Awards to honour school eco-activists of all ages

Children as young as three could take a starring role at a schools environmental awards scheme.

Panto legend delivers green-travel prize

Panto legend delivers green-travel prize

Actor Ben Roddy took time out from preparing for the Marlowe Theatre’s Christmas show to read to the winners of a green-travel challenge.

Quiz cliff-hanger raises £3,000

Quiz cliff-hanger raises £3,000

The Maidstone heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz concluded in high drama, with just five points separating the top three teams.

Less is more with green awards

Less is more with green awards

School energy-efficiency projects are set to be among the big winners in an environmental awards scheme.

Charity manager completes ‘challenge triathlon’

Charity manager completes ‘challenge triathlon’

A charity manager has been presented with a special mug and certificate after completing the KM Charity Team’s Brain and Brawn Triathlon challenge.

Many happy returns for literacy partner

Many happy returns for literacy partner

The KM Charity Team was delighted to join the birthday celebrations of one of its key literacy partners last week.

Hours left till cookery contest deadline

Hours left till cookery contest deadline

There are just hours left in which to enter kids kitchen contest Young Cooks.

Last chance to book Big Quiz tables

Last chance to book Big Quiz tables

There are just days left in which to register teams for the Maidstone heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Environmental awards promote ‘green three Rs’

Environmental awards promote ‘green three Rs’

One of the judges of a schools environmental awards scheme says it hopes the initiative can help educate children about the ‘green three Rs’.

Charity news

Male domestic abuse charities recognised

Male domestic abuse charities recognised

Charities supporting male domestic abuse victims have been praised by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

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.

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