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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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Cash prizes for charity walk scarecrow challenge

Cash prizes for charity walk scarecrow challenge

One lucky club, school or charity could win £150 through a special creativity challenge taking place with this year’s KM Charity Walk.

Digital firm trumpets power of print

Digital firm trumpets power of print

A Kent tech firm is using the Kent Literacy Awards to celebrate the pre-digital virtues of the printed word.

Brewery back behind Big Quiz bar

Brewery back behind Big Quiz bar

Brewery Shepherd Neame is once again donating the drinks for the charity bar at the KM Charity Team’s Big Quiz next month.

Bereavement charity seeks assault course team

Bereavement charity seeks assault course team

Help put a smile back on the face of a grieving child by taking part in the KM Assault Course.

Ride chocs away with bike challenge

Ride chocs away with bike challenge

Easter is coming and you might be putting on a few pounds.

Book club logs five million reading minutes

Book club logs five million reading minutes

Literacy scheme Buster’s Book Club has clocked up a staggering five million minutes of reading in just six months.

Pupils unleash flower power

Pupils unleash flower power

Green-fingered students have the chance to rise to the challenge this summer with Ted’s Big Sunflower Competition.

Primary pupils eye kitchen glory

Primary pupils eye kitchen glory

Children from a primary schools academy have their eyes on kitchen glory as they prepare to do battle in Masterchef-style contest Young Cooks.

Best-selling author backs literacy awards

Best-selling author backs literacy awards

Best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth will be the guest of honour at the Kent Literacy Awards.

Charity abseil cancelled

Charity abseil cancelled

High winds have caused the KM Charity Team’s abseil challenge to be postponed.

Competition judges target science gender divide

Competition judges target science gender divide

Judges for school-science initiative the Bright Spark Awards are urging teachers to go out of their way to encourage girls to enter the competition.

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To Paris by pig

To Paris by pig

It could be a case of swine before pearls for one lucky participant at the Canterbury heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz.

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

Book now for good dirty fun

Book now for good dirty fun

Booking is now open for the KM Assault Course Challenge.

Charity news

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.

'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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