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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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Walk to School Month winners revealed

Walk to School Month winners revealed

Schoolchildren across Medway have been praised for taking part in a national walking campaign.

Tech firm welcomes science comp winners

Tech firm welcomes science comp winners

One of the winning teams in school science competition the Bright Spark Awards enjoyed a prize visit to one of Kent’s leading tech firms.

Media group is a charity champion

Media group is a charity champion

KM Group supported charities to the value of more than £2m in it’s last budget year by supporting fundraising and donating space in media products.

Reading rockets take a trip to Santa’s Grotto

Reading rockets take a trip to Santa’s Grotto

Youngsters with a passion for books won a magical visit to Santa after taking the top spot in a home reading competition.

Recycling firm renews green travel commitment

Recycling firm renews green travel commitment

A Kent recycling firm has renewed its commitment to the KM Charity Team’s Walk to School work.

Museum toasts lunchbox Leonardos

Museum toasts lunchbox Leonardos

The winners of art and literacy competition the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards were announced on Tuesday.

Green by name, green by nature

Green by name, green by nature

A Tonbridge school has rewarded eco-minded youngsters choosing to hop on board its new walking bus.

Record breaking Young Cooks

Record breaking Young Cooks

Eighteen youngsters took on the MasterChef-style final of Young Cooks with an eight year-old clinching the title – and setting a new record.

Tech firm leads search for conservation champions

Tech firm leads search for conservation champions

Does your school make sure staff and pupils switch off lights and close doors and windows in empty rooms?

Walk to school with a Wow

Walk to school with a Wow

An Ashford primary school has stepped up a gear with its eco-friendly activity by joining an award-winning green travel initiative.

Awards seek local projects with global impact

Awards seek local projects with global impact

Small steps can lead to global progress.

Top Age UK readers win high tea

Top Age UK readers win high tea

Older readers in Folkestone proved that Bookbinders was their cup of tea when their reading group won a countywide challenge.

Double challenge is one for the books

Double challenge is one for the books

Youngsters will have an extra bounce in their step thanks to next week’s double challenge in anticipation of World Book Day 2019.

Green awards perfect fit for tech recycling firm

Green awards perfect fit for tech recycling firm

The owner of an IT recycling firm said supporting the Green School Awards was his way of giving back to the schools that had supported his business.

Charity news

'Depression and debt ripped apart our family home'

'Depression and debt ripped apart our family home'

A mother left homeless at Christmas time tells how her stable life collapsed after a family death.

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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