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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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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.

Teen smashes £1k target to help pay for mum's cancer treatment

Teen smashes £1k target to help pay for mum's cancer treatment

Strangers touched by a boy's efforts to raise cash towards his mum's alternative cancer treatment have helped him exceed his target.

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.

£30k funding blow for disability charity

£30k funding blow for disability charity

A disability charity faces a £30,000 funding deficit after the cancellation of two of its major fundraisers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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 says bravo to schools and families

Charity says bravo to schools and families

A children’s charity has praised schools, parents, carers and children for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

Charity news

Meet county's fox rescuers

Meet county's fox rescuers

The Fox Project began life 30 years ago and now treats more than 1,000 foxes every year.

'It gives men somewhere to open up'

'It gives men somewhere to open up'

At the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, we speak to a man who has set up a group where men can share their struggles.

Thousands raised in memory of window cleaner

Thousands raised in memory of window cleaner

A popular window cleaner has died after he collapsed while playing hockey, sparking thousands of pounds to be donated in his memory.

Scouts lose £50,000 on new building

Scouts lose £50,000 on new building

A scout group is devastated after the firm constructing their new HQ collapsed with building work barely started.

‘So many could have fallen through gaps’

‘So many could have fallen through gaps’

A charity that has been supporting the older community for many years has continued doing so throughout the pandemic.

Mayor re-opens Aspens

Mayor re-opens Aspens

A charity is pleading for customers to visit its shops after suffering a 'devastating' financial blow during Covid.

Charity to hold gin-tasting event

Charity to hold gin-tasting event

A gin-tasting event has been organised by a charity.

Challenge sees money raised for village food bank

Challenge sees money raised for village food bank

Members of a gym have raised more than £1,000 for a village food bank.

Benji's bike marathon

Benji's bike marathon

A six-year-old has raised more than £2,000 for Comic Relief.

Maia completes challenge to raise money for farm

Maia completes challenge to raise money for farm

A young girl has raised in excess of £1,000 for a farm at her school.

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