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Celebrating best practice in charities and schools with the KM Charity

Emily Geeson of Countrystyle & Jeremy Lamb of the KM Charity Team present Swale area winners. KM Charity Team forum, Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone.

Countrystyle was proud to attend the annual KM Charity Forum which celebrated scores of award-winners from schools and charities across the county on Friday 12th October.

In recognition of their good work, 50 Charities from Kent, Medway and Bexley received the coveted Charity Mark. In addition, representatives from 50 schools were recognised for their sterling activities in the fields of literacy, green travel and road safety. Winners collected Literacy Marks and Platinum Pledge Certificates to display with pride in their schools.

The event also celebrated an incredible sixteen schools who were awarded Buster’s Outstanding Partner status for their exceptional work in both green travel (including Super Wow and Green Footsteps) and the reading reward scheme Buster’s Book Club.

The accolades were presented during a ceremony staged by the KM Charity Team at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel. They were commended by organisations including Kent County Council, Medway Council, London Borough of Bexley, Rotary South East, Kent Community Foundation, Crown Charitable Foundation, Golding Homes, Three Rs Teacher Recruitment, Maidstone Borough Council, Volker Highways, and Countrystyle Recycling.

Attending on the day, Marketing Executive Emily commented: “it was an interesting day to learn the upcoming activities with the KM Charity during the annual forum and to hear about the great work the schools have been doing. All the awards are truly well deserved and support any school that improves their green travel and literacy credentials.”

A series of workshops followed the awards ceremony with speakers including the forum’s headline partner Kreston Reeves as well as Employment Law 4 u, Leeds Castle, and Diggerland.