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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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Charity awards deadline looms

Charity awards deadline looms

Time is running out to nominate the district's hard-working charities, good causes, and volunteers for a Thanet Community Award.

Putting homelessness in the picture

Putting homelessness in the picture

A glossy booklet capturing the reality of rough sleepers on the streets of Canterbury was officially launched at homelessness charity Catching Lives.

Hornby raffle prizes worth hundreds of pounds

Hornby raffle prizes worth hundreds of pounds

anta has arrived early for the KM Charity Team, completing his journey with a sledge full of Hornby collectables.

Pupils set pace to win perfect prize

Pupils set pace to win perfect prize

This week pupils enjoyed a storyteller visit from CBeebies star Joanna Adeyinka-Burford thanks to their walk to school success.

Young Cooks finalists announced

Young Cooks finalists announced

A record 19 young people have been selected to take part in the finals of this year’s Young Cooks competition.

Primary pupils rise to gritter challenge

Primary pupils rise to gritter challenge

Kent primary school children have put their heads together to help keep the roads free from ice this winter.

KidZania prize for green nominations

KidZania prize for green nominations

Nominate your school for a Green School Award to thank staff and pupils for their eco efforts - and you may win a visit to KidZania London.

Golf day raises £5,000 for reading scheme

Golf day raises £5,000 for reading scheme

Golfers raised £5,000 for the KM Charity Team’s school literacy scheme Buster's Book Club.

Moomins take Maidstone Big Quiz crown

Moomins take Maidstone Big Quiz crown

More than £6.5k was raised for causes including Heart of Kent Hospice at the KM Big Charity Quiz on Friday night.

Literacy champs win pool prize

Literacy champs win pool prize

Primary pupils were given free passes to their local pool after winning a challenge with literacy scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Rotary agrees long-term book club funds

Rotary agrees long-term book club funds

A Kent Rotary club is sponsoring a local primary school to take up reading challenge Buster’s Book Club for two years.

Tech firm backs Green School Awards

Tech firm backs Green School Awards

A Kent tech firm is the latest business to back an awards scheme celebrating school environmental projects.

Editors to choose KM Charity of the Year

Editors to choose KM Charity of the Year

More than 300 applications have been received for KM Charity of the Year 2019 - and now it’s over to the news editors to each pick a worthy cause.

Walking bus birthday party

Walking bus birthday party

Two schools have been congratulated for their walking bus schemes – one of which has been running for the best part of two decades.

Charity news

Sign up for Guy Fawkes field of fire

Sign up for Guy Fawkes field of fire

Time is fast running out to register for dare-devil Guy Fawkes event Buster’s Charity Firewalk.

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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'If there's one month of the year to support Breast Cancer Now, it's this month'

'If there's one month of the year to support Breast Cancer Now, it's this month'

The entire nation is uniting in pink throughout October as the work of breast cancer charities is brought to the fore.

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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.

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