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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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Cyclists saddle up for a brand new Big Bike Ride

Cyclists saddle up for a brand new Big Bike Ride

Showers failed to put a dampener on Sunday’s (16 May) inaugural West Kent KM Big Bike Ride.

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 news

'You don't know anything, and you don't have anyone'

'You don't know anything, and you don't have anyone'

On World Refugee Day, we speak to a young refugee and the volunteer mentor who has helped him adjust to a new life here in Kent.

'We just need to do everything we can to keep the lads safe'

'We just need to do everything we can to keep the lads safe'

A football academy admits Christian Eriksen's collapse at Euro 2020 was a wake-up call and has vowed to get defibrillators.

Nominate a teacher for top award

Nominate a teacher for top award

It's been a year like no other for schools and teachers and this year's Children's Awards hopes to recognise that with an award for a member of staff.

One of Kent’s most dedicated fundraisers hits £300k - here's how

One of Kent’s most dedicated fundraisers hits £300k - here's how

One of the county’s most dedicated fundraisers has hit £300k, so we've taken a look back at his extraordinary efforts...

Transplant athlete bids to become first to complete Land's End to John O'Groats

Transplant athlete bids to become first to complete Land's End to John O'Groats

A man is bidding to become the first transplant athlete to cross from Land's End to John O'Groats for charity and hopes to inspire youngsters.

Stars hail inspiring food bank workers

Stars hail inspiring food bank workers

Celebrities backing a food bank have praised the work of two staff members from Kent who feature in a new campaign video.

Depression battle inspires gruelling charity challenge

Depression battle inspires gruelling charity challenge

A man who suffered bouts of depression is using his battle to tackle a gruelling challenge to support a mental health charity.

Cash sees charity able to focus on issues again

Cash sees charity able to focus on issues again

The CEO of a charity that was left homeless last year says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been given funding to continue its services.

‘We're stuck between a rock and a hard place’

‘We're stuck between a rock and a hard place’

A charity animal sanctuary is appealing for help to raise more than £2,000 after having to apply for permission to continue to use its site.

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‘It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life’

‘It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life’

A mother-of-three has completed a mammoth charity challenge – walking 500 miles in 30 days.

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