KM Charity of the Year open for nominations

Geraldine Allinson encourages good causes to apply to be KM Charity of the Year.

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The KM Group’s newspaper editors are looking for good causes to champion as Charity of the Year 2019.

The chosen voluntary group, cause or charity for each newspaper will also receive the backing of kmfm radio, KMTV and KentOnline – which attracts more than two million unique browsers each month – publicising its work to a massive new audience of potential supporters.

KM Group Chairman, Geraldine Allinson, said: “The KM Group understands how important voluntary and charitable organisations are to Kent, and the Charity of the Year initiative allows us to support the incredible work they do day after day across the diverse communities of the county.

“The good cause selected to be Charity of the Year will take their turn in the spotlight, reaching more potential supporters and gaining access to more fundraising opportunities.”

She added: “I would urge all charities in Kent and Medway to apply.”

KM Charity of the Year is open for applications from regional or national good causes of any size until the deadline of noon on Sunday, October 21.

The selected cause will also be supported by the charity department at the KM Group through collaborative fundraising events including the KM Big Bike Ride, KM Colour Run, KM Charity Walk, KM Dragon Boat Race and KM Assault Course Challenge.

Simon Dolby of the KM Charity Team said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for charities. Our editor wants to get behind a good cause and trumpet it for 12 months – and it could be yours.”

  • Winning causes will, if applicable, be supported to apply for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
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