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Kent coast kayak challenge

A group of workmates from Folkestone have set themselves an incredible challenge - a 100 kilometre walk; a 10k run and a row all the way round the Kent coast. They aim to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

David Johns joined them as they prepare for their epic journey. He spoke to fundraisers Luke Quilter and Anna Smirnova.

Scooterists prepare for challenge

For most people, a journey from London to Dover and back is a simple matter of getting in the car or on a train - and a couple of hours later, the journey's over. But this weekend seven lads from Kent are doing that trip, both ways - on scooters.

David Johns went to see them preparing for their epic journey and spoke to Nick Hardinges and Luka Syplywczak.


Woman's 'selfie' after attack raises money for charity

Video. It's a craze that has helped raise millions of pounds for Cancer Research UK, the 'no make-up selfie' where women post bare faced pictures of themselves online and make a donation.

Now Jeanne Marie Ryan, who says she was attacked in a nightclub, has published a shocking photo of her battered face to raise money for victims of sexual abuse and violence.

Kerry Swain went to meet her and also spoke to Natalie Brook from the Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.

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Foster homes needed for lovely goats

It's the only registered UK charity that takes in abandoned and mistreated goats but Buttercups in Maidstone is at crisis point. So many goats have been taken in that they're full to bursting and desparately in need of people to foster the animals.

David Johns reports, speaking to sanctuary founder Bob Hitch, and volunteer helper Georgina Clements.

Police release pictures after theft of charity box

Do you know this man? Credit: Surrey Police

Police in Surrey would like help to identify a man caught on CCTV who they believe may be able to assist their investigation into a theft at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey. A charity box safe was stolen from the hospital chapel.

Police would like to talk to this man Credit: Surrey Police

Several enquiries have been made by officers who now believe the man shown in the CCTV images may be able to help with the investigation. The box was forcibly removed from the chapel wall, which will be costly to repair.

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Kent pair help Sussex charity - in The Gambia

Two women from Kent have just returned from a trip to one of the smallest countries in Africa. They went to The Gambia for a small charity in Sussex which is helping to educate and get healthcare to children.

David Johns reports, speaking to volunteer Jane Barlow and nurse Charlotte Barnett.

There's more information about the charity, BACE, at or on Jane's blog at can also donate by texting BACE13 followed by your amount (eg £5, £10) to 70070.


Mystery donor gives 100 wedding dresses to charity

Video. If you are a bride-to-be on a budget, and looking for that all important dress, then a charity shop in Dorset may have exactly what you are looking for. Thanks to a mystery donor, there are 100 brand new wedding dresses on sale, worth a whopping £60,000.

But wannabe brides have been snapping them up at a fraction of the price. Kerry Swain reports.

Zoo keeper raises money for endanger monkeys

Jodie Dryden with a wild Sulawesi macaque in Indonesia Credit: Drusillas Park

Jodie Dryden, a zoo keeper at Drusillas Park, has raised more than £1000 to help an endangered species she looks after at the zoo in East Sussex.

She arranged a charity quiz to raise funds for the critically endangered Sulawesi black crested macaque.

Jodie with her cheque that will go to help endangered monkeys Credit: Drusillas Park

Over 250 people attended the quiz, which was hosted on the same night in 5 other zoos across the UK, and the total donated was £1243.

Success for charity climber

Lloyd Scott in his 10 stone diving suit

A charity fundraiser from Essex has climbed all 1,037 steps inside the Gherkin whilst wearing a 1940s deep diving suit to raise money for charity.

Lloyd Scott MBE wore the 140lbs suit as he climbed 38 floors on Saturday as part of his own Britain's Personal Best challenge.

The gherkin in London Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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