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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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Frugal fare boosts reading rewards

Frugal fare boosts reading rewards

Members of Canterbury's Inner Wheel Club held a Frugal Lunch last week to raise funds for an innovative reading scheme.

Welcome recognition for trainee teachers

Welcome recognition for trainee teachers

The first months in the classroom can be a testing time for trainee teachers, and maintaining morale can sometimes be difficult.

Really wild prize for young writers

Really wild prize for young writers

A creative writing competition will propel one primary school pupil to the top job at Wildwood animal park for a day.

Awards shine spotlight on schools

Awards shine spotlight on schools

The hunt is on for Kent’s top teachers including those guiding the next generation of mathematicians, historians, and captains of industry.

Emotional win for Supernova

Emotional win for Supernova

Kent’s best quiz teams battled it out for the title of KM Big Quiz County Champions.

Eco pupils win fairytale prize

Eco pupils win fairytale prize

Youngsters who triumphed in a walk to school challenge were rewarded with a storyteller visit from panto star Ben Roddy.

Barclays doubles charity quiz money

Barclays doubles charity quiz money

The Medway heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz has less than six weeks to go, meaning would-be teams need to act fast to guarantee a table.

Search begins to find Kent's top teachers

Search begins to find Kent's top teachers

The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2019 are now open to nominations.

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.

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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