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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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Get on your bike for a good cause

Get on your bike for a good cause

Cyclists can join the West Kent Big Bike Ride challenge and raise money for their chosen charity this autumn.

Students celebrate science with Big STEM Challenge

Students celebrate science with Big STEM Challenge

The Big STEM Challenge saw finalists from schools across the county proudly presenting their science, technology, engineering and maths projects.

Young chefs wow judges at cookery competition

Young chefs wow judges at cookery competition

Finalists from across the county competed in this year’s Young Cooks competition to win a VIP cooking experience.

Adventurer makes the trip to visit school students

Adventurer makes the trip to visit school students

Pupils of a Bexley school were visited by author and adventurer Laura Bingham to celebrate their achievements.

Charity news

Charities caution against people joining mass boycott of energy bills

Charities caution against people joining mass boycott of energy bills

A new campaign aims to persuade one million people to stop paying their bills if energy prices aren't cut but charities are warning against joining.

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'Kent looking down the barrel of a homeless crisis'

'Kent looking down the barrel of a homeless crisis'

A charity is warning more households could become homeless as the number of people at risk of losing their properties rises to pre-pandemic levels.

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Paralysed Paula in Channel swim attempt

Paralysed Paula in Channel swim attempt

A woman who has spent the past 21 years in a wheelchair will tomorrow be part of a six-strong team attempting to swim the English Channel.

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Woman's disgust at offensive words on Samaritans posters

Woman's disgust at offensive words on Samaritans posters

The sister of a man who took his own life has spoken of her horror at finding offensive graffiti on support posters.

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Sports cars and pie throwing at pub's charity fun day

Sports cars and pie throwing at pub's charity fun day

Demelza House fundraiser to remember 'cheeky Terry and his infectious smile'

First £326 cost of living cash arrives this week, but will be gone in a month

First £326 cost of living cash arrives this week, but will be gone in a month

Eight million homes will get an extra £326 this week to help with the cost of living but many will struggle to make it last five weeks says a charity.

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Homeless charity set to move into empty Argos store

Homeless charity set to move into empty Argos store

An award-winning charity which has helped thousands of homeless and vulnerable people is getting a new roof over its head – an empty Argos store.

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7 charity shop bargain-hunting tips you should follow

7 charity shop bargain-hunting tips you should follow

With eBay's coupling with Love Island putting secondhand outfits in the spotlight, here are seven tips to follow when attempting to bag a bargain.

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