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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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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2020

Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2020

The best teachers, support staff and volunteers in the county were celebrated at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2020 on Friday (October 16).

Back in the saddle for £21k charity fundraiser

Back in the saddle for £21k charity fundraiser

More than 350 riders got in a spin for the 10th anniversary KM Big Bike Ride on Sunday and raised £21,000 for charity.

Teen smashes £1k target to help pay for mum's cancer treatment

Teen smashes £1k target to help pay for mum's cancer treatment

Strangers touched by a boy's efforts to raise cash towards his mum's alternative cancer treatment have helped him exceed his target.

A really Big Bike Ride

A really Big Bike Ride

Keen cyclists can saddle up for the KM Big Bike Ride for charity this weekend, if they're up for a challenge.

All systems go for long-awaited charity bike ride

All systems go for long-awaited charity bike ride

Children's wellbeing charity, the KM Charity Team, is hosting its annual KM Big Bike Ride this Sunday.

Literacy Awards to celebrate lockdown learning

Literacy Awards to celebrate lockdown learning

A children’s charity is calling for schools to share the secrets of their successes in keeping kids learning during lockdown.

Saddle up to save your favourite charity

Saddle up to save your favourite charity

Charities in financial crisis have been offered a helping hand as organisers confirm two major fundraising bike rides will take place this autumn.

£30k funding blow for disability charity

£30k funding blow for disability charity

A disability charity faces a £30,000 funding deficit after the cancellation of two of its major fundraisers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Charity news

Beauty queen's pageant for granny who died of Covid

Beauty queen's pageant for granny who died of Covid

When her granny died of Covid, a teenage beauty queen set about raising money for the hospital that treated her by launching a pageant in her honour

Charity of the year raises more than £14,000

Charity of the year raises more than £14,000

A baby-loss bereavement charity has launched an online auction to mark its 10th anniversary.

Golf days mark charity's return to fundraising

Golf days mark charity's return to fundraising

With its flagship summer events cancelled as a result of the pandemic, a charity is delighted to be returning to fundraising with two golf days.

Firm seeks projects for DIY SOS-style makeover

Firm seeks projects for DIY SOS-style makeover

A big-hearted business is looking to transform a home, charity base or community venue in a DIY SOS-style makeover.

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'We love him and want him to stay with us'

'We love him and want him to stay with us'

A desperate mum is appealing for help to adapt her family home to cope with her son's needs.

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Homeless charity hit by data breach

Homeless charity hit by data breach

Supporters of a Kent charity for the vulnerable have had personal data illegally accessed.

£30k funding blow for disability charity

£30k funding blow for disability charity

A disability charity faces a £30,000 funding deficit after the cancellation of two of its major fundraisers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Darts league to the rescue following trailer theft

Darts league to the rescue following trailer theft

A mum and child who were left stranded at a Kent beach after their bike trailer was stolen received support from an unexpected source.

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Club donates excess funds to hospital charity

Club donates excess funds to hospital charity

Sittingbourne Football Club have handed over a cheque to their local hospital after exceeding their crowdfunding target.

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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.

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