MA|RR is here for all Medway residents who are lonely & isolated we want to bridge the gap of isolation with simple kindness & friendship.

Kate Belmonte - Co-founder

What do we do here at MA|RR...

Coffee, Chat & Connect sessions with MA|RR

Our Coffee, Chat & Connect sessions are hosted on a monthly basis in different locations across Medway. MA|RR provide the tea, coffee and snacks and our beneficiaries bring the chatter.

MA|RR's Shop & Drop service


We can help anyone who is housebound with picking & up and delivering Prescriptions & Shopping. 

Befriending with MA|RR


Our Befrienders can provide weekly calls to those who are lonely & isolated. We also have volunteers who are available to be Appointment Companions.

Walk & Talk sessions with MA|RR

Our healthy living Walk & Talk sessions take place each month and are suitable for all no matter their phyical ability. Fresh air, nature & friendship for all.

Our History...

In March 2020, co-founder Kate Belmonte, found herself locked in her house away from friends and her extended family.  She wanted to help those like herself by reaching out to her community via social media, Road Reps became a reality, shortly after it's launch she virtually met with someone with the same purpose and they forms Mutual Aid Road Reps.

With sheer determination and masses of people power, volunteers reached out beyond their front doors to help bridge the gap of isolation with simple kindness and friendship, reaching every household in Medway. They managed to recruit over 270 volunteers and completed over 1500 tasks, everything ranging from providing daily newspapers to undertaking a family shop. 

At the same time as having volunteers out there on the streets we had volunteers available on the telephone through our befriending initiative formerly knowns as 'Let's Get Chatty' launched. In addtition to our Telephone Befriending service we also introduced our Coffee, Chat & Connect and 'Walk & Talk' sessions once lockdown has eased. With the aim to provide safe and friendly events that previously shielding residents could attend.

If you or someone you know could use our assistance please complete the enquiry form.

Volunteer Coordinators

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Sarah King

Volunteer Coordinator

Kate Belmonte - Director

Kate Belmonte

Director & Volunteer Coordinator