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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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Volunteering awards not just for charities

Volunteering awards not just for charities

The judges for the inaugural Kent Volunteering Awards are urging people not to be put off from nominating potential winners by eligibility fears.

Young book lovers register 10 million reading minutes

Young book lovers register 10 million reading minutes

Children taking part in schools literacy scheme Buster’s Book Club achieved a staggering 10 million of home-reading minutes this academic year.

School literacy schemes awarded

School literacy schemes awarded

Last week's Kent Literacy Awards 2019 revealed the county’s best school initiatives helping pupils to develop key skills and fulfil their potential.

Green travel takes 304,000 cars off road

Green travel takes 304,000 cars off road

Children taking part in Inspire Schools’ green-travel scheme Active Wow achieved a stunning 640,000 car-free journeys this academic year.

Castle hosts walking and reading achievers

Castle hosts walking and reading achievers

Children were the kings and queens of the castle at an event celebrating their passion for reading and green travel.

Brave soles needed for firewalk

Brave soles needed for firewalk

Dare you go barefoot for your favourite good cause in a fiery fundraising challenge taking place this autumn?

Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

Primary schoolchildren are being treated to a feast of wildlife-themed entertainment after winning a regional reading challenge.

Walking Bus benefits whole community

Walking Bus benefits whole community

A Snodland primary is the latest school to catch the green-travel bug.

Dragons pick Bright Spark science prodigies

Dragons pick Bright Spark science prodigies

Schools from across Kent and London gathered for the awards ceremony of school-science competition the Bright Spark Awards last week (Friday, July 5).

Schools give book-club thumbs-up

Schools give book-club thumbs-up

A survey of schools taking part in reading-reward scheme Buster’s Book Club has revealed some impressive results.

Pharma giant’s volunteering awards delight

Pharma giant’s volunteering awards delight

One of the biggest businesses operating in Kent has expressed its delight at being involved with the inaugural Kent Volunteering Awards.

Abseilers raise £12K for charity

Abseilers raise £12K for charity

Forty-five fearless fundraisers turned out for the KM Charity Team’s summer abseil on Sunday, raising £12,000 for good causes across the county.

Pupils collaborate on space-agency climate project

Pupils collaborate on space-agency climate project

Pupils have submitted an ambitious project for school-science competition the Bright Spark Awards.

Young pollution crusaders named eco-champions

Young pollution crusaders named eco-champions

Pupils at a Medway primary have been recognised for their engagement with environmental issues.

Charity news

Charity picked for Project Kent

Charity picked for Project Kent

Volunteers will be getting green-fingered as a charity gets a huge makeover.

Who has been crowned the Kent Charity of the Year?

Who has been crowned the Kent Charity of the Year?

The Kent Charity Awards took place last night, recognising the best teams working for the community.

Top marks for Kent teachers

Top marks for Kent teachers

The KM Charity team announced the winners of the annual Kent Teacher of the Year Awards.

Book now for charity egg trail

Book now for charity egg trail

Families are invited to sign up for a special egg trail this Easter.

Want to volunteer for a charity but not sure how? Help is at hand...

Want to volunteer for a charity but not sure how? Help is at hand...

Our new free website matches Kent charities in need of help with willing volunteers

'Spiderman', 82, to abseil for charity

'Spiderman', 82, to abseil for charity

An 82-year-old veteran will swap his usual Sunday routine of a roast and a match on the box for a charity abseil.

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Author urges teacher awards nominations

Author urges teacher awards nominations

Author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE hopes an awards scheme will generate recognition for school support staff and volunteers.

Kent charity looking to SNAAP up more staff

Kent charity looking to SNAAP up more staff

Sponsored editorial: Recruiting underway for play support workers who can work with children and young adults with special needs.

'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.

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