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A children’s educational charity is searching for people to power up its team of trustees and support its work with schools across the south east.

Shears Green Infant School is taking part in Buster's Book Club. (20316465)
Shears Green Infant School is taking part in Buster's Book Club. (20316465)

The KM Charity Team, which is the Kent division of the Inspire Schools charity, is calling for volunteers to bolster its Main Board of Trustees and play an integral role in the direction and impact of the organisation.

In 2020, the cause will celebrate two decades of working with schools to encourage families to ditch the car for walking, cycling, or ‘park and stride’ to school. So far its activities have generated seven million green journeys and resulted in 17,000 children passing road safety skill tests.

Next year will also mark the sixth birthday of its phenomenally successful reading-reward scheme Buster’s Book Club. In that time pupils at participating schools have collectively achieved an astonishing 30 million minutes of reading at home.

In addition, the organisation supports children and schools via the annual initiatives Young Cooks, Green School Awards, Kent Teacher of the Year Awards, Kent Literacy Awards, and the Bright Spark Awards.

Trustee roles are currently available within the charity’s HR and Finance Committee, as well as a General Trustee position.

Responsibilities include meetings at the charity’s offices in Whitstable and attendance at a number of high-profile community events. The expected commitment for new trustees would be approximately one to two hours per week.

This is a rewarding opportunity to support and shape an organisation that is passionate about child wellbeing and life chances. To view or apply for any vacancies, click here.

Learn more about the work of the KM Charity Team and Inspire Schools, including how the organisation supports the education and charity sectors, at the website www.InspireSchools.org.uk

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