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A Wild in Art event in support of Heart of Kent Hospice.

KM Group – Official Media Partner

Kent’s leading multimedia company, KM Media Group is a family-owned organisation with over 150 years of history and more than 200 employees. We use our extensive print, broadcast and online assets to serve individuals, communities and companies.

Chairman Geraldine Allinson, great-granddaughter of founder Barham Pratt Boorman, says “Our aim is to be the leading provider of local news, entertainment, information and media services to Kent through a unique, integrated, profitable combination of media channels.”

Iliffe Media Ltd acquired the entire shareholding of Kent’s independent publisher KM Media Group Ltd in April 2017. We continue to innovate and invest to ensure we can deliver the most comprehensive media offering Kent.

We are the county’s only independent publisher and have a family of newspapers.Our website KentOnline is the primary destination for breaking news and coverage of local issues.

kmfm is Kent’s local commercial radio station with a diverse playlist of songs from today and the last 20 years, plus high profile promotions and competitions.

KMTV, the county’s first dedicated TV channel, is a unique partnership with the University of Kent. Delivering quality news, sport and entertainment 24/7 across the county on Freeview channel 7 and Virgin Media channel 159.

The team at the Kent Messenger newspaper have worked closely with the Heart of Kent Hospice since it was founded in 1991. We have always aimed to cover developments in hospice care and funding while reflecting the lighter moments of fundraising and never forgetting the amazing work of its dedicated volunteers and staff.

We were therefore delighted to become the official media partner for Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade. It is easy to see just what an opportunity this presents. We believe the 50 giant colourful Elmers will bring communities together, put Maidstone on the map, show how much artistic talent there is out there and give an economic boost to the area. It will also leave an incredible financial legacy for the hospice.
But more than that, Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade is also about having fun and acknowledging our inner child.

We cannot wait to profile everyone involved, see the work of the professional artists, and find out how school children engage with their Elmer projects. Our multiple media channels mean we are best placed to highlight this vital work and inform readers, listeners and viewers of how they can get involved. We also look forward to designing some fun graphics showing where everyone can pick up the trail.

And come June 2020 we will be there proudly in town, enjoying the colourful spectacle.



Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade