The team

Amanda Sidwell - Founder

Amanda is the Founder of MADM. Maidstone born and bred, Amanda was originally called by God in 2006 to the beautiful, but poor, coastal region of Murcia in Spain, where she spent 7.5 years serving the community. Whilst volunteering at ‘Caritas’, the Spanish equivalent to Salvation Army, the Holy Spirit led her to pioneer ‘Making A Difference’, a humanitarian aid charity, which she oversaw for 4.5 years.


Upon her return to the UK, God told Amanda to mirror her work in Spain and Making A Difference to Maidstone was born. Starting as limited company in May 2015 and obtaining charitable status in September 2016.

Amanda oversees and runs MADM. She is passionate about God and what she does and has an overwhelming desire to see those broken and lost to know the love, salvation and transforming power of God in their lives. 

Barbara Gibbs - Church Street Shop Manager

Barbara Gibbs, is Amanda's mother and an invaluable member of the team. Barbara has been a pivotal in supporting MADM from the beginning. As Manager, Barbara is very busy overseeing all aspects of running the Church Street Shop.

Barbara always endeavours to run a happy ship and encourages, motivates and supports her team of many volunteers that she values greatly. She can often be heard saying 'I love my volunteers'.

Peter Robertson

Project and Outreach Manager

Been with MADM for over 4 years and has been part of the core team that build the very strong principles of MADM values. Responsible for delivery and execution of all operations of the Mall MADM Furniture and Electrical charity shop and MADM’s outreach centre. In addition to his functional responsibilities, Peter is passionate about mentoring the volunteers and help them in their personal as well as spiritual development.

Paul Kirrage

Strategies Manager

Paul has newly joined MADM from working in Local Government for the past 5 years.  Before this Paul worked in Food Retail Management for many years. Paul has a passion sharing Gods love with as many people as possible and standing against sickness and lifes issues with prayer and faith in our saviour Jesus.  Paul's role is look at the strategy of MADM and looking to how the charity can grow and give more to the community.

Troy Guerra

Shop Manager

Troy has been working for MADM since November 2019

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49 Church Street

Maidstone ME14 1DS

01622 687414

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Registered Charity Number 1169055