About MRCT

Our Aims and Objectives

As a Christian-based charity our aims and objectives are to develop voluntary work and social opportunities for people who are often perceived as being disadvantaged, either through a disability or social difficulty.

  • Providing inclusive drop-in centres for adults with a range of abilities
  • Promoting a team philosophy – together everybody achieves more
  • Promoting the ability of all people – encouraging social inclusion

Since our formation as a charity in 1997 MRCT has sought to involve people with a disability and socially disadvantaged people in all aspects of its work, promoting the value and significance of each person as an individual, encouraging them to take an active role in decision-making and future planning.

Our key aim is the inclusion of all people, irrespective of social status, ability, disability, age, ethnic grouping or religious belief.  It is all too easy to write off someone because they may not seem to be socially acceptable or fit into the general perception of how someone should look or act, but everyone has a part to play in their local community.

People should be treated equally and have the same opportunities and encouragement in life to help them develop as an individual and reach their full potential.

In and around Harlow

  • Maybury Open Door supports over 150 people each week at two locations in Harlow.
  • Harlow Foodbank is providing emergency food for over 2,700 people in crisis each year and providing food to support front-line professional care agencies.
  • The Bounty Club is working with local fresh food companies by picking up over 15 tonnes of surplus food each month and distributing it to front-line professional care agencies, school breakfast clubs, children’s centres, refuges, homeless projects and other organisations and charities, all for the benefit of the community.
  • Supported by a volunteer team of over 147 people.

Our Politics

The Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT) is a Christian charity that does not affiliate itself with any political party and receives no government funding.  We are non-judgemental and inclusive, providing assistance to people of all backgrounds and all faiths or none who are found to be in genuine need.

For more information contact garyknott@mrct.org.uk

Our Mission Verse

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me…”

Matthew 25:35-36

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Warehouse Food Status Update
October – December 2019

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse. Items marked in RED are at critical levels

Our urgent needs are…

  • Juice (long life)
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Tinned Tomatoes

It is important that the dates on all these items are as long as possible so, although it takes an extra second or two, it really helps us if you can check the dates.

If you need to find out where you can drop off your donations, please click the link below and scroll down the page for options.

Thank you for your support.

Updated: 04/09/2019