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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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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.

Kent’s most inspiring teachers are recognised with awards

Kent’s most inspiring teachers are recognised with awards

The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards celebrated the hard work of dedicated teaching staff from across the county.

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Charity bike ride raises almost £9,000

Charity bike ride raises almost £9,000

The KM Charity Team’s Big East Kent Bike Ride saw nearly 300 participants cycle up to 10k through the Kent countryside.

Charity news

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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Cattery opens 'pet food bank' amid cost of living crisis

Cattery opens 'pet food bank' amid cost of living crisis

An RSPCA cattery is offering pet food parcels to owners who are struggling to afford to feed their animals amid the cost of living crisis.

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Ukraine donation point opens at Designer Outlet

Ukraine donation point opens at Designer Outlet

A Ukraine donation point has opened at Ashford Designer Outlet in a bid to encourage people to donate to the war-torn country.

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Not long left to nominate your chosen charity for a special award

Not long left to nominate your chosen charity for a special award

The deadline for the Kent Charity Awards 2022 is fast approaching, so make sure you submit your entries soon.

Kent’s most inspiring teachers are recognised with awards

Kent’s most inspiring teachers are recognised with awards

The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards celebrated the hard work of dedicated teaching staff from across the county.

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Sport and music-loving youngsters wanted for new award

Sport and music-loving youngsters wanted for new award

Youngsters, tackling a sport or hobby regardless of illness or disability, are being sought for a new Children's Award.

Bucks Fizz's Cheryl opens charity shop

Bucks Fizz's Cheryl opens charity shop

A well-known Kent singer has helped the hospice she is vice-president of open a new charity shop on a High Street.

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

More than 50 people braved the burn in a firewalk challenge to support youngsters with additional needs.

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