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
  • Providing food and esssential items for those in crisis from poverty
  • Promoting the ability of all people – encouraging social inclusion
  • Promoting sustainable solutions on social issues that create exclusion

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 provided emergency food for over 8,000 people in crisis in 2020 alongside 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 Political Stance

The Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT) is a Christian charity that does not affiliate itself with any political party and receives no regular funding related to any government agenda. We encourage all political parties to support the poorest and those overlooked through equity, justice and mercy. 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 enquiries@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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