All of these organisations are working hard to help communities in Medway & Swale.
We are linking to these organisations social media accounts as these will have ongoing up-to-date information.
MACA: fundraiser & call for volunteers & BAME chefs/takeaways
MACA (Medway African and Caribbean Association) are calling for volunteers, Afro Caribbean chefs or takeaways and donations of culturally specific foodstuffs and products as well as a Go Fund Me
MACA website: macacharity.org.uk/whats-new
MVA (Medway Voluntary Action) https://twitter.com/CVSMedway
Repair Cafe – Faversham’s SCRUBS fundraiser: making scrubs and equipment for Kent NHS Trust Hospitals & more
Coasts for Life set up and began running Repair Cafe – Faversham with a host of volunteers in mid-February 2020.
They’re a sustainability-led initiative that has built up a network of makers who are now making scrubs and other garments for Kent NHS Trust hospitals, among many others.
All work is voluntary and everyone is keen to help!
Repair Cafe – Faversham’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/repaircafefaversham/
Monetary donations: https://www.facebook.com/donate/230050598183861/
All the donated money will go toward buying new fabric for scrubs and isolation gowns. Any donations are gratefully received.
Repair Cafe – Faversham are also need more new or very good condition, clean and unmarked poly cotton double and King size sheets and duvet covers in plain dyed colours – the same material used for making scrubs used in hospitals, hospices and care homes.
Their volunteers will collect from donors’ doorsteps but please contact them in advance as they need to know what is being gathered. Items need to be labelled up in terms of the type of bed linen and quantity and put in a sealed bag each time to protect the ‘couriers’ and the makers when receiving those bags at their door.
They operate under NO CONTACT doorstep collections and deliveries for Health & Safety reasons under current Covid-19 guidelines.
SCVS (Swale Community and Voluntary Services) https://twitter.com/SwaleCVS
Sheppey Matters https://www.facebook.com/sheppey.matters