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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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Volunteers honoured for their efforts for others

Volunteers honoured for their efforts for others

People who volunteer to help others who need support across the county have been recognised for their tireless efforts.

Get in gear for 50k or 100k cycle challenge

Get in gear for 50k or 100k cycle challenge

Saddle up for charity or for fun at the adrenaline-pumping KM Big Bike Ride.

Cyclists saddle up for a brand new Big Bike Ride

Cyclists saddle up for a brand new Big Bike Ride

Showers failed to put a dampener on Sunday’s (16 May) inaugural West Kent KM Big Bike Ride.

Fantastic Scholastic’s bumper donation for Buster’s Book Club

Fantastic Scholastic’s bumper donation for Buster’s Book Club

A Kent children’s charity is celebrating a bumper donation from publisher Scholastic Ltd worth more than £1,000.

Buster's Book Club Christmas Special

Buster's Book Club Christmas Special

Best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth has brought an early dose of Christmas cheer to a Medway school.

Search and rescue team wins school science contest

Search and rescue team wins school science contest

The Bright Spark Awards 2020 has revealed the most enterprising young scientists in Kent schools.

Kent Literacy Awards 2020

Kent Literacy Awards 2020

Star author, actor and comedian joins celebration of schools’ successes in helping pupils to read and write.

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.

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.

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 news

Couple reach new lights with spectacular Christmas display

Couple reach new lights with spectacular Christmas display

A couple lit up their home in a fundraiser to thank a charity for helping their blind granddaughter.

Medway football club bringing joy far and wide

Medway football club bringing joy far and wide

It's the season of giving and Medway United Football Club have been doing their bit.

Man seriously hurt in hit and run was cycling UK in memory of niece

Man seriously hurt in hit and run was cycling UK in memory of niece

A cyclist who is fighting for his life after being struck by a lorry had been riding around the UK in memory of his niece when the accident happened.

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Soldier's 27 marathons in 27 days to support seriously-ill wife

Soldier's 27 marathons in 27 days to support seriously-ill wife

An army captain is running 27 marathons in 27 days to raise money for research into a rare syndrome leaving his wife bedbound and incapacitated.

Take a yule-ride journey with Santa at the wheel

Take a yule-ride journey with Santa at the wheel

Father Christmas will drive buses to raise cash for a hospice this festive season.

House goes all out with lights to raise money for charity

House goes all out with lights to raise money for charity

A family of five has decorated their house with more than £1,000 of lights to support a local children's charity.

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These Sea Cadets have set sail on a £6m revamp

These Sea Cadets have set sail on a £6m revamp

Sea Cadets get a boost from Lord Lieutenant of Kent as they launch £6m fund-raising drive for new state-of-the-art HQ at the seaside.

Postie hero addresses bad year to give first class Christmas

Postie hero addresses bad year to give first class Christmas

Christmas is coming early to charities thanks to 'whistling postman' Dale Howting who has raised a record £12,800 despite yobs stealing his bike.

Volunteers honoured for their efforts for others

Volunteers honoured for their efforts for others

People who volunteer to help others who need support across the county have been recognised for their tireless efforts.

'We don't mention the electricity bill'

'We don't mention the electricity bill'

A family's impressive Christmas lights are back for the eleventh year as they continue raising money for a charity close to their hearts.

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