Editors make their choice
Good causes around the county have been chosen to become the KM Charity of the Year 2012.
Newspaper editors from across Kent have selected the group or organisation they will be supporting throughout 2012.
Charities and good causes were invited to bid for the title in nine areas of the county covered by the Kent Messenger Group.
Ashford, Folkestone (Kentish Express)
Find A Voice
Dartford, Gravesend (Messenger)
Maidstone (Kent Messenger)
The Heart of Kent Hospice
Medway towns (Medway Messenger)
Sheerness, Sittingbourne (Times Guardian, Messenger)
Home-Start Sittingbourne & Sheppey
Thanet (Thanet Extra)
Canterbury district (Kentish Gazette)
Deal, Dover (East Kent Mercury)
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust
Kentonline website (Kent-wide)
Kent Air Ambulance
Simon Dolby from the KM Charity Team said: “All the chosen charities will be invited to a briefing session to give them details of how the newspaper editors and the charity team will support them in 2012.”
All of the successful causes will receive the full backing of the newspaper and kmfm, highlighting its work and any special fund-raising projects it undertakes during the year.
The KM Charity Team and kmfm also aims to stage one or more fundraising events to support.
Simon Dolby from the KM Charity Team said: “We had a fantastic response to the Charity of the Year appeal and that those charities not selected will be contacted and offered a fundraising support package.”